Super Rugby Australia is here!
The four regular Australian Super Rugby franchises will be in action this weekend and there are some serious betting opportunities to be found in both games.
We have analysed both games set to take place and our complete 2020 Super Rugby Australia round 1 tips can be found below.
Friday 3 July, 7:05pm, Suncorp Stadium
It is something of a surprise that the Reds will go into this clash with the Waratahs as favourites.
The Waratahs have won the past 11 games played between the two sides and the Reds have not beaten their rivals since 2013.
Neither side was particularly impressive during the regular Super Rugby season.
The Waratahs only recorded the one win, when they beat the Lions, while the Reds claimed victories over the Sunwolves and the Bulls.
Suncorp Stadium has generally been a happy hunting ground for the Reds in recent seasons, but it is tough to ignore their poor record against the Waratahs.
I don’t think that there is as much between these two sides as the current market suggests and the Waratahs represent value at their current price.
Back Waratahs To Win @ $2.35
Saturday 4 July, 7:15pm, GIO Stadium
The Brumbies and Rebels are considered the teams to beat in the Super Rugby Australia competition and this is an interesting contest.
As they generally are, the Brumbies have been the standouts in the Australian Conference and they were very impressive in the first half of the season.
They suffered only a single defeat, when they went down to the Highlanders by a single point, and they beat the Rebels very comfortably when they met earlier in the year.
The Brumbies have won four of their past five games as favourites and they are an impressive 3-2 against the line in this scenario.
You never really know what to expect from the Rebels.
They made a very poor start to the season, when they suffered a defeat at the hands of the Sunwolves, but they went into the season shutdown on the back of strong victories over the Highlanders and the Lions.
The Brumbies are a side that hold no fears for the Rebels and they have won four of the past five games played between the two sides.
I am still loathe to bet against the Brumbies at GIO Stadium and I would not be surprised to see them confirm their status as the Super Rugby Australia team to beat.
Back Brumbies To Cover The Line (-8.5 Points) @ $1.90