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Last updated: 17 Apr 2024
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The Reds can end their three-match losing streak on home soil (Getty Images)

Reds vs Highlanders Tips


The Highlanders have dominated this fixture in recent years by winning the last six encounters. This season both sides have been patchy and inconsistent, however, the Reds have been solid at home at least.
  • Reds vs Highlanders Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Reds Form
  • Reds Injuries & Team News
  • Highlanders Form
  • Highlanders Injuries & Team News

I am backing the Reds to end their six-match losing streak to the Dunedin-based outfit.

  • Reds have lost their last 3 matches.
  • Reds have won 2 of their 3 home matches this season.
  • Highlanders have lost their last 4 matches.
  • Highlanders have won their last 6 matches against the Reds.

Head to Head


Highlanders have won their last six matches against the Reds. The last Reds victory came back in 2016.

Reds Form


The Reds come into this round eight fixture with three wins from seven games. They are sixth on the table but after their early season form, far better was expected of them.

In the opening round the Reds were comfortable winners against the Waratahs before losing out narrowly to the Hurricanes. That was followed by a superb 25-19 success against the Chiefs and a thrashing of the Rebels.

Unfortunately, since then the Reds have lost three in a row. They went down away against the Western Force before losing by a point at home to the Brumbies. Last weekend, the Queensland outfit lost 17-14 against Moana.

Reds Injuries & Team News


The Reds will be desperate to get back to winning ways on home soil. Their strongest available side has been selected.

Highlanders Form


The Highlanders have been far from poor this season, but like their opponents, results just haven’t fallen their way. Currently the Highlanders are 10th on the table with just two wins from seven.

In the opening three rounds, the Highlanders beat Moana and the Waratahs, and lost narrowly to the Blues. However, they have lost four games on the trot since then.

Last week the Highlanders suffered a 47-31 loss in Melbourne against the Rebels. Prior to that they were hammered 47-12 at home by the Hurricanes.

Highlanders Injuries & Team News


Like the Reds, the Highlanders need to bounce back. I expect a few changes from the side that featured last week.

Verdict

The Queensland Reds are tipped to cover the -6 handicap against the Highlanders.

Best Bet1: Reds -6 Handicap @10/11 at bet365 Australia - 4 Units
Reds -6
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