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Waratahs vs Rebels Betting Tips, Preview & Odds – Rebels to beat the handicap market

  • Waratahs have won 2 of 9 fixtures in 2020
  • The match has been moved from Melbourne to Sydney due to restrictions
  • Rebels go into the clash off a bye
  • Rebels defeated the Waratahs 24-10 earlier in campaign
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The Rebels are looking for their first win of Super Rugby AU when they take to the field at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the Waratahs on Friday morning. The Tahs have improved of late, but the Rebels are a better side and will be fresh from the bye week.

The match was scheduled to take place at AAMI Park in Melbourne, but due to coronavirus restrictions in Victoria, the Waratahs have agreed to swap this match.

Waratahs Form & News


The Waratahs' form in 2020 has been well below par, with just two wins from their nine matches. Since Super Rugby AU started, the Waratahs have been defeated twice and won one. However, they are playing better rugby, which is encouraging.

A 32-26 opening weekend loss to the Reds was followed by a 23-14 victory over the Western Force in Sydney. Last weekend, the Tahs gave the Brumbies a good match, but ultimately went down 24-23.

The Waratahs have reported no serious injuries although a few changes can be expected. Angus Bell and Robbie Abel will certainly be contenders to come in at front-row after making an impact off the bench.

Rebels Form & News


The Rebels started their Super Rugby AU adventure with a 31-23 loss to the impressive Brumbies at the GIO Stadium in Canberra.

In their previous fixture, the Rebels collpased late on against the Reds, despite controlling the match for 75 minutes.

With five minutes left, the Rebels held an 18-8 lead over the Reds. However, they allowed the Reds to slot a penalty and grab a converted try to draw 18-18.

The Rebels should be a full strength for this clash after having a bye last weekend. They will be desperate to get a win under the belt after a disappointing result last time out.

Waratahs vs Rebels Head to Head


The Waratahs have a 9-2 advantage over the Rebels in their last 11 meetings.

In their last encounter, the Rebels won in Melbourne. It was a fine performance from the Rebels as they ran out 24-10 victors.

Waratahs vs Rebels Odds


The Waratahs are available at 2.05 to claim victory, while the Rebels are priced at 1.80. A draw pays 23.00.

The Rebels have been given a -3.5 handicap at 2.07.

Waratahs vs Rebels Match Up


The Rebels will be raring to go after their bye. In terms of the packs, the Rebels and Waratahs match up pretty well, but it is in the backline where the Rebels hold an advantage.

Waratahs vs Rebels Stats


  • Waratahs have failed to cover the +3.5 handicap in 6 of their last 9 matches.
  • Waratahs have lost 7 of their last 9 matches.
  • Rebels beat the Waratahs 24-14 in their last match.
  • Rebels have covered the -3.5 handicap in 3 of their last 6 matches.

Waratahs vs Rebels FAQ

Where can I watch Waratahs vs Rebels live stream online?

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Where is the Waratahs vs Rebels Super Rugby AU match being played?

The Waratahs vs Rebels match is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia.

When is the Waratahs vs Rebels Super Rugby AU match being played?

The Waratahs vs Rebels match is being played on Friday, 24 July 2020, at 11:05 SAST.

Why is the Waratahs vs Rebels match being played in Sydney?

While this was supposed to be a home match for the Rebels, the Waratahs have agreed to host this match and play the Rebels in Melbourne later in Super Rugby AU. This is due to the COVID-19 restrictions placed on the region of Victoria.

What happened the last time the sides met?

The Rebels won the last encounter in Melbourne earlier this year. It was a dominant performance by the hosts as they went on to win 24-10.

Verdict

I'm backing the Rebels to cover the -3.5 handicap.

Best Bet: Rebels -3.5 Handicap Handicap @2.07 at betway - 5 Units

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