We take a look at Saturday’s (16/02/2019) Super Rugby 2019 match which is between the Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders. View our tips and bets.
When: Saturday February 16th, 5:35PM
Where: EDEN PARK
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
As the Crusaders begin the early part of their schedule without a handful of All Blacks players, it’s fair to ask what level the two-time defending champions will be at to start the season.
The Crusaders last lost a Super Rugby match in Round 5 last season, going down to the Highlanders in Dunedin.
Having a conference game early on might leave them vulnerable this week but they are taking on a Blues team that looks like it might be in for another rough season.
In this fixture last year, the Blues went down 32-24 in Auckland and the Crusaders cruised to a 54-17 win in the final round.
The last eight games have gone the way of the Crusaders and there is no reason to think they shouldn’t be able to win this one, even missing players such as Kieran Reid.
Unfortunately as is the case with just about every Crusaders game, backing them to win head to head just doesn’t offer a lot of value.
15 of the Crusaders last 17 wins have come by eight or more points and as luck would have it, the line for this game is sitting at 7.5 points.
Tip: Crusaders at $1.35
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change