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Sunwolves vs Crusaders Betting Tips - Crusaders to make short work of handicap?

Crusaders will be looking for a fast start in Brisbane
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Crusaders have beaten the Sunwolves in their two previous matches (Getty Images)

Sunwolves vs Crusaders Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Sunwolves host the Crusaders at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.

This is the Sunwolves’ second ‘home’ match in a row in Australia due to the ban on large gatherings in Japan amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Crusaders have been very efficient in their play this year and they look in good shape to give the woeful Sunwolves a hiding.

Sunwolves Form & News


The Sunwolves go into this clash off the back of a 47-14 defeat to the Brumbies at the WIN Stadium in Wollongong last weekend.

While they showed a bit more grit in their defensive duties, the reality is that the Brumbies should have scored a lot more points.

The Sunwolves have the worst defence in the competition, conceding 38 tries in their 5 matches. The side from Japan have also won just 1 of their last 10 Super Rugby fixtures.

Crusaders Form & News


The Crusaders made hard work of their 24-20 victory over the Reds last weekend at the Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch.

Credit to the Reds for putting up a fight, but the Crusaders will have been hard at work this week ironing out their set-piece issues and tweaking their attack.

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Crusaders are expected to completely dominate the Sunwolves at the Suncorp (Getty Images)

This clash with the Sunwolves is the perfect match for them, as they will be able to express themselves and get their attacking confidence back.

The Crusaders have lost just 1 Super Rugby match this season and 2 of their last 10 in the competition.

Sunwolves vs Crusaders Head to Head


The Sunwolves and Crusaders have met just twice in Super Rugby history. Unsurprisingly, the Crusaders won both encounters. The last time the sides met was in 2018, with the New Zealanders winning 33-11 in Christchurch.

Sunwolves vs Crusaders Betting Odds


The Sunwolves are priced at $34.00 to win the match, while the Crusaders are available at $1.004. The draw is coming in at $81.00. The Crusaders have been handed a -36 handicap at $1.90, while the first half being the highest-scoring half is available at $2.40.

Sunwolves vs Crusaders Match Up


The Crusaders will want to start fast and put the match to bed by half-time. The Crusaders have three tough local derbies in a row after this fixture, so getting the match in the bag early will allow for key players to be rested for the second half. Expect lots of tries early.

Sunwolves vs Crusaders Stats


  • Crusaders have not lost to the Sunwolves in 2 meetings.
  • Crusaders have lost just once this season in Super Rugby.
  • Sunwolves have the worst defensive record in Super Rugby this season.

Sunwolves vs Crusaders FAQ

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Where is the Sunwolves vs Crusaders Super Rugby match being played?

The Sunwolves vs Crusaders match is being played at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

When is the Sunwolves vs Crusaders Super Rugby match being played?

The Sunwolves vs Crusaders match is being played on Saturday 14 March 2020 at 16:35 AEDT.

Verdict

I am backing the Crusaders to make light work of the -36 handicap at $1.90. I am also backing them to come out firing, making the first-half the highest scoring half of the match, which is available at $2.40.

Best Bet: Crusaders -36 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at bet365 - 5 Units
Highest Scoring Half Tip: First Half Highest Scoring Half Market @2.40 at bet365 - 3 Units

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