Super Rugby Round 9 Betting Preview

After going 5 from 5 last weekend, enjoying a serious parlay payout, we at rugby betting are hoping to continue our red hot streak, this is Rugby Bettings round 9 Super Rugby Preview

Super Rugby Round 9 Betting Tips and Predictions

sharks vs highlanders super rugby round 9 prediction

Sharks vs Highlanders

Super rugby round 9 kicks off on Friday with the Sharks continuing their brutal tour of New-Zealand this week facing a confident Highlanders team. It is extremely important for the Sharks to get a result in the opening fixture of round 9, lose the match against the Highlanders and the Africa 2 conference is likely to become a one horse raise like, Rob Huowing from News24 correctly stated in his weekly column.

The worrying thing for Sharks supporters is the fact that the Sharks lacks any creativity on offense, they play themselves backwards with forced passes and offloads, no one is stepping up to take the lead on offense.

The Problem

On attack it is all kick and chase, playing without the ball hoping the defence can force a penalty, it is all very 2007.

With so many exciting players in the Sharks team, it is rather amazing that they serve up such a dull, unimaginative game and a lot of criticism should go towards Garry Gold and his coaching staff.

The Highlanders

As the Highlanders are preparing for their encounter against the Sharks it is not very difficult to know what to expect from the Sharks. Ben Smith will be licking his lips in anticipation for all the opportunities that will come his way on Friday.

A good bet

We rarely comment on exotic markets, however, Friday presents an excellent opportunity for a little wager on the side markets. Crown Bet, has a “player vs player market” pitting Willie Le Roux against Ben Smith for “number of tries.

Crown Bet Exotic Markets

Crown Bets Exotic Market Presents an opportunity

 

Since we expect loads of kicking from the Sharks Ben Smith will definitely get plenty of opportunities and is certainly not a bad bet at odds of @3.35 for most tries scored.

Straight Up

The straight up betting market presents serious gamblers a fantastic opportunity to collect some coin. Using our short odds / large stake betting strategy gamblers can easily increase their bankroll by 20%, backing the Highlanders at odds of @1.21 from Sportsbet Australia, we will not touch the Sharks with a 10-foot stick even at odds of @4.45, how will they score points?


Handicap presents an opportunity.

As much as we have criticized the Sharks one has to give credit to their stellar defence, it is not easy to score points against the Sharks. Even though we expect the Highlanders to win comfortably we can’t see them winning by more than 13-points.

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rebels vs cheetahs betting previewRebels vs Cheetahs.

Ching, Ching, Ching, Ching, Ching time to break the bank here folks, fantastic money making opportunity!

It is not often where you get presented with an opportunity where the odds are as skewed as they are for the Cheetahs vs Rebels round 9 fixture.

The Cheetahs are coming off a hugely impressive win against, well, the…Sunwolves, posting the 2nd highest Super Rugby score of all time with their 92-17 victory. However, one has to stop and consider that it was the Sunwolves, with due respect.

What we are trying to say is that the Cheetahs are HEAVILY over betted, and it is largely due to last week’s result, however, last week’s result is exactly that…last week’s result.

The Cheetahs were not overly impressive until this far in Super rugby, winning only 2-fixtures. We don’t buy into the fact that it all of a sudden came clicking together for the Freestate based franchise.

Straight up betting.

True the Cheetahs had some success in the past at AMI Stadium, in fact, the Cheetahs won their first ever overseas fixture at AMI Stadium, however, they are facing a completely different Rebels team.

The Rebels have continued to improve year upon year and while they are far from a Super Rugby winning franchise, they certainly make for a tough little fixture at home, just ask the Crusaders.

Again we don’t buy into the fact that it suddenly all came together for the Cheetahs, the Rebels even though  they are coming off a huge loss, last week against the Waratahs, are always competitive at home, and will be hungry to get back on the winning side. The Cheetahs are over gambled and punters can easily add 55% to their bankroll on Friday by selecting the Rebels @1.55 from BetVictor (open to all nationalities).

The Handicap

BetVictor set the handicap at 5.5-points, this game will not be decided by the boot and it will certainly not be decided by only 6-points thus, the Melbourne Rebels presents some good value at – (minus) 5.5 points @1.91.

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  • Bucks van der Rugby

    The value pick in this round is Chiefs vs. Highlanders neither to win by more than 6 (a.k.a. Tribet on bet365). Bucks has a FB page now (MoneyFromRugby).