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Crusaders vs Blues Tips - Blues to defeat struggling Crusaders in Super Rugby

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Last updated: 24 May 2024
Ralph Staniforth 24 May 2024
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  • Tips for Crusaders vs Blues in Super Rugby on Saturday
  • Crusaders' worst Super Rugby season with only 2 wins from 12 games
  • Blues have won 11 of their last 12 matches.
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Crusaders vs Blues Tips


This is a tough game to call despite the Crusaders horrendous form this season. However, with 11 wins from 12 matches and a comfortable win over the Crusaders this weekend, it is too risky to look past the Blues.
  • Crusaders vs Blues Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Crusaders Form
  • Crusaders Team News
  • Blues Form
  • Blues Team News

I am backing the Auckland side to cover the -6 handicap.

  • Crusaders have lost 10 of their last 12 matches.
  • Blues have conceded an average of 13.2 points in their last 9 matches.
  • Blues have won 11 of their last 12 matches.
  • Blues beat the Crusaders by 20 points earlier this season.

Head to Head


Crusaders have won four of their last five matches against the Blues. Earlier this season the Blues snapped that four-match losing streak, wining 26-6 at home.

Crusaders Form


The Crusaders are enduring their worst ever Super Rugby season and with just two weeks to go, it is unlikely that they will have the chance to defend their title.

Currently the Crusaders have just two wins from 12 games and are on 15 points, six behind the playoff spots. It is possible to still qualify if results fall in their favour, but the defending champs will have to beat the Blues this weekend.

Last week the Crusaders were extremely unlucky to lose 31-24 to the Brumbies in Canberra. They deserved the win but a late try saw the hosts snatch the result.

Crusaders Team News


The Crusaders are at full strength this weekend. A victory could put them in a position to finish in the top 8 next weekend.

Blues Form


The Blues are top of the Super Rugby table with two games to play. They are on 50 points, three more than the Hurricanes in second. With 11 wins in 12 matches, the Blues are certainly the form side of the tournament at the moment.

That said, should the Blues lose to an underperforming Crusaders side on Saturday, they could be second on the table by the end of the weekend. The Blues’ only defeat this season, however, was away against the Hurricanes.

Last week the Blues thrashed the Highlanders 47-13 at home. Prior to that they beat the Hurricanes at home by four points and smashed the Rebels 38-11 in Melbourne.

Blues Team News


The Blues are taking no chances with selection this weekend. And with the Chiefs coming next weekend, they might have to give some players a rest there.

Verdict

Blues are backed to cover the -6 handicap at the Crusaders.

Best Bet1: Blues -6 Handicap @10/11 at bet365 Australia - 5 Units
Blues -6
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