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Hurricanes vs Crusaders Betting Tips - Crusaders to cruise

Handicap market holds the value as inconsistent Hurricanes face Crusaders
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Hurricanes vs Crusaders Preview & Betting Tips


The Hurricanes entertain the Crusaders on Sunday in Super Rugby Aotearoa at Sky Stadium. The home side are anticipating their first sell-out in 14 years, but there are likely to be 30,000 disappointed supporters come the final whistle.

Hurricanes Form & News


The Hurricanes were too inconsistent before the coronavirus ended the 2020 Super Rugby season. One week excellent, the next terrible - there was no middle ground for the side from Wellington.

Last week, the Blues downed the Hurricanes 30-20 at Eden Park in Auckland. You can't blame a side for losing their first match back from a long break, but their performance was all too familiar from earlier in 2020.

They Hurricanes can still attack, but with the Crusaders in town, it is going to be difficult to express themselves.

The Hurricanes are likely to get Ardie Savea into the starting line-up in order to bring some speed to their play. Otherwise they should stay much the same bar some late injury news.

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The Hurricanes were well beaten 30-20 by the Blues in their last match (Getty Images)

Crusaders Form & News


The Crusaders had a bye for the opening weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa. They were brilliant during Super Rugby and it would not be surprising if they pick up from where they left off.

Before the break, the Crusaders won four of five Super Rugby fixtures, only losing in rather surprising fashion to the Chiefs. Their final match before the break was a 24-20 win over the Reds from Australia in Christchurch.

The Crusaders looked set to clinch another Super Rugby triumph in 2020. While that won't be happening this year, they will see the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa trophy as a must-win. With an All Black-laden side, the Crusaders are likely to outclass the Hurricanes.

The Crusaders have a fully-fit squad ahead of their trip to Wellington. 

Hurricanes vs Crusaders Head to Head


The Crusaders hold a 7-3 advantage over the Hurricanes in their last 10 meetings. The Canterbury-based outfit have won the last five meetings.

The previous meeting between the sides was during the 2019 Super Rugby play-offs. The Crusaders won 30-26 in Christchurch.

Hurricanes vs Crusaders Odds


The Hurricanes are available at 2.80 to win the match, while the Crusaders are priced at 1.45. A draw pays 26.00.

The handicap market is set at 6 points, with both teams paying 1.90 to cover it.

Hurricanes vs Crusaders Match Up


The Hurricanes have a side capable of winning, but the organisation of the Crusaders might be too much to break down. The Crusaders are a side with few weaknesses, with their strong set piece abilities constantly giving the opposition nightmares.

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The Crusaders will superb in the 2020 Super Rugby winning four of their five matches (Getty Images)

Hurricanes vs Crusaders Stats


  • Hurricanes have failed to cover the +6 handicap in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Crusaders have covered the -6 handicap in 4 of their last 5 matches against the Hurricanes.
  • Crusaders have covered the -6 handicap in 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Crusaders have beaten the Hurricanes in their last 5 matches.

Hurricanes vs Crusaders FAQ

Where can I watch Hurricanes vs Crusaders live stream online?

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

The Hurricanes vs Crusaders match is being played at Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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

The Hurricanes vs Crusaders match is being played on Sunday, 21 June 2020, at 05:35 SAST.

Verdict

I'm tipping the Crusaders to claim a comfortable victory over the Hurricanes on Sunday.

Best Bet: Crusaders -6 Handicap Handicap @1.90 at Sportingbet - 5 Units

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