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Chiefs vs Hurricanes Betting Tips – Hurricanes to beat the handicap in Hamilton

  • Chiefs have been defeated all three Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures
  • Hurricanes had a bye last week
  • Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 27-24 at the FMG Stadium in their last meeting
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The Chiefs entertain the Hurricanes at the FMG Stadium on Sunday for a Super Rugby Aotearoa clash. Neither side is in the best of form, but I’m tipping the Canes to beat the handicap.

Chiefs Form & News


The Chiefs kicked off their Super Rugby Aotearoa journey with a 28-27 loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Week two ended in the same manner, as the Blues won 24-12 at home before the Crusaders beat the Chiefs last weekend. It may have ended 18-13 in Christchurch, but the hosts were far the better side. The awful weather conditions were a major factor in the Chiefs being able to stay within touching distance.

The Chiefs have now lost three in a row and are in desperate need of a pick-me-up.

The Chiefs are expected to remain largely unchanged with no reported injuries. Kaleb Trask could however earn a recall ahead of Aaron Cruden at fly-half.

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Chiefs have lost all three of their opening Super Rugby Aotearoa matches (Getty Images)

Hurricanes Form & News


The Hurricanes defeated the Chiefs 27-24 in Waikato in their final fixture of Super Rugby in 2020. Since the return to action, the Canes have struggled, but their matches were against the two best sides in the competition.

A 30-20 loss to the Blues in Auckland was followed by a 39-25 loss to the Crusaders in Wellington. With just 12 minutes to go in the match, the Hurricanes were very much in the game at 25-25, but two late tries handed the Crusaders the win.

The Hurricanes have no injury worries after enjoying a bye last week. South African-born winger Kobus van Wyk may earn himself a first start in Canes colours.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Head to Head


The Hurricanes have a 4-1 advantage over the Chiefs in their last six meeting, along with one draw. When the sides clashed in March 2020, the Hurricanes were 27-24 victors thanks to an 84th minute penalty kick by Jordie Barrett at the FMG Stadium.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Odds


The Chiefs are available at 1.50 and the Hurricanes at 2.70. A draw pays 23.00.

There is great value in the handicap market, with it set at 5 points and pays 1.90 for both sides.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Match Up


If the weather plays its part, we are in for an attacking game of rugby. The Canes have the advantage in terms of recent results, so they will look to exploit the Chiefs' fragile pack to grab another victory.


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Hurricanes beat the Chiefs at the FMG Stadium in March 2020 (Getty Images)

Chiefs vs Hurricanes Stats


  • Chiefs have lost their last 3 matches in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
  • Hurricanes have won 3 of their last 4 matches against the Chiefs.
  • Hurricanes beat the Chiefs 27-24 in their last match.

Chiefs vs Hurricanes FAQ

Where can I watch Chiefs vs Hurricanes live stream online?

Check out our online streaming calendar for the Chiefs vs Hurricanes live stream.

Where is the Chiefs vs Hurricanes Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Chiefs vs Hurricanes match is being played at FMG  Stadium in Waikato, New Zealand.

When is the Chiefs vs Hurricanes Super Rugby Aotearoa match being played?

The Chiefs vs Hurricanes match is being played on Sunday, 5 July 2020 at 05:35 SAST.

Verdict

I'm tipping the Hurricanes to cover the handicap and cause an upset.

Best Bet: Hurricanes +5 Handicap Handicap @1.90 at betway - 5 Units
Value Bet: Hurricanes Win Full Time Result @2.70 at Sportingbet - 2 Units

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