• Home
  • Rugby Union
  • Super Rugby

Reds vs Blues Tips - Reds can get close against in-form Blues

  • Reds vs Blues predictions for Friday’s Super Rugby trans-Tasman match
  • The Reds have won 5 of their last 6 at home
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
Blues vs Reds super rugby
Reds' return to form can help cause upset against Blues (Getty Images)
Share this article
success image

Reds vs Blues Tips

The Reds got their first win of Super Rugby trans-Tasman last week and will look to continue that form. With five wins from their last six at home, the Queensland outfit should put up a good showing. I am tipping the Reds to finish within seven points of the Blues on Friday.

  • Reds have won 5 of their last 6 home matches.
  • Reds won their last match 40-34 against the Chiefs.
  • Reds have won 3 of their last 4 home matches against the Blues (1 draw).
  • Blues have won their last 3 matches.

Head to Head

The Blues have won three of their last four matches against the Reds while one ended in a draw. Their last meeting took place in 2018 where the Blues won 39-16 at home. The Reds are however unbeaten in their last 4 home matches against the Blues.

Reds Form

The Reds managed their first win last weekend, the first of any Australian side over their New Zealand counterparts in 15 matches.

That has pushed the Reds up to sixth on the table, still six points below the lowest place New Zealand side. After winning Super Rugby AU the Reds have struggled, losing 40-19 to the Highlanders in round one. 

That was followed by a 63-28 home defeat to the Crusaders. Last week the Reds beat the Chiefs 40-34 in a nail-biting finish. 

The Reds have won five of their last six at home and three of their last four at home against the Blues. This weekend will be a true test of how far the Queensland outfit has come.

Reds Team News

Brad Thorn has named an unchanged side to the one that beat the Chiefs last weekend.

Blues Form

The Blues top the Super Rugby trans-Tasman table after three rounds. They have a full house of points (15) after claiming bonus point wins in all three matches thus far.

Their season began with a huge 50-3 win over the Rebels in Melbourne before winning 48-21 at home against the Waratahs. Last week the Blues thrashed the Brumbies 38-10 in Auckland.

The Auckland side have only conceded four tries and 34 points in their three matches. This while scoring 136 points.

Blues Injuries & Team News

Blues head coach Leon McDonald has recalled three international players for this fixture. Prop Ofa Tuungafasi, lock Patrick Tuipulotu and loose forward Akira Ioane all start.

Reds vs Blues FAQ

Where can I watch the Reds vs Blues live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Reds vs Blues live stream.



The Reds are strong at home and showed that last week when they beat the Chiefs. They are tipped to lose by less than seven points against the Blues while a victory against the odds is not out of the question.

Best Bet: Reds +7 Handicap Handicap @-107.53 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Reds Win Full Time Result @225.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Special offers

Upcoming Events

26 June 2021

  • Tatts Tiara Odds
  • -
  • Horse Racing

30 June 2021

25 July 2021

31 July 2021

  • Adelaide Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Vic Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Sydney Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Brisbane Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing

01 August 2021

16 September 2021

  • Caulfield Cup
  • -
  • Horse Racing

16 October 2021

23 October 2021

02 November 2021

05 December 2021

05 February 2022

  • Big Bash League 2021/21 (BBL11)
  • -
  • Cricket

21 October 2023

Betting Slip | 04 Jun 2021

Reds v Blues