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Hurricanes vs Highlanders Betting Tips, Preview & Odds – Hurricanes to dominate Highlanders

  • Hurricanes look good to cover handicap
  • Hurricanes have a great record at home against Highlanders
  • Highlanders have won only 2 fixtures this year
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The Hurricanes entertain the Highlanders at Sky Stadium in Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sunday. The Hurricanes have had the better of the Highlanders in recent meetings and there is great value in the handicap market.

Hurricanes Form & News

The Hurricanes made a decent fist of the traditional Super Rugby tournament in early 2020, winning four of their six matches. Their start to Super Rugby Aotearoa, however, has been less impressive.

The Canes were defeated in their opening fixture 30-20 away to the Blues, before losing 39-25 to the Crusaders at home.

Their most recent clash was a well-earned 25-18 away victory over the Chiefs in Waikato. Scott Scrafton was sent off during the match, but the Canes held on to great effect.

The Hurricanes don’t have any injury concerns and will be expected to keep their momentum going by not tinkering with the line-up. Scott Scrafton will serve no suspension for his red card.


Highlanders Form & News

The Highlanders have been below par in 2020. Howeverm they did manage a 28-27 win over the Chiefs at home in the first round of Super Rugby Aotearoa, but have lost all their matches since.

In the second round of Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures, the Highlanders were beaten 27-24 away at the Blues, before being hammered 40-20 by the Crusaders at home.

Highlanders lock Josh Dickson was stretchered off in their last game and his fitness will be assessed. They are missing a few key players in Nehe Milner-Skudder, Josh Ioane and the impressive Sam Gilbert.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Head to Head

The Hurricanes have an 11-9 advantage over the Highlanders in their last 20 meetings.

The last time the sides met was in April 2019. The Hurricanes claimed a 31-28 victory in Dunedin.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Odds

The Hurricanes are available at 1.41, while the Highlanders are priced at 3.00 to win the match. The handicap is set at 6 points, with each way paying 1.90.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Match Up

The Hurricanes picked up their game in thier last match. The return of All Black star Jordie Barrett was the boost they seemingly needed. The Highlanders are struggling and will be without some key men.

The Highlanders have struggled for form throughout 2020 with only two victories to their name (Getty Images)

Hurricanes vs Highlanders Stats

  • Hurricanes have covered the -6 handicap in 3 of their last 4 home matches against the Highlanders.
  • Hurricanes won their last match 25-18 against the Chiefs.
  • Highlanders have lost 4 of their last 6 matches by 20, 6, 25 & 20 points.
  • Highlanders have lost 5 of their last 6 matches.

Hurricanes vs Highlanders FAQ

Where can I watch Hurricanes vs Highlanders live stream online?

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

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

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

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

The Hurricanes vs Highlanders match is being played on Sunday 12 July 2020 at 05:35 SAST.


I'm tipping the Hurricanes to beat the Highlanders again by covering the handicap.

Best Bet: Hurricanes -6 Handicap Handicap @1.90 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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