The battle for top spot in Super Rugby Australia is as competitive as ever and there are only four points separating the Brumbies in first and the Rebels in fourth.

That means that both games this weekend are extremely important as we head into the final fortnight of the Super Rugby Australia regular season.

We have analysed both games set to take place and our complete 2020 Super Rugby Australia round 8 tips can be found below.

Western Force Vs Reds

Friday 21 August, 7:05pm, Cbus Super Stadium

The Western Force are still chasing their first win in Super Rugby Australia and it is no surprise that the Reds will go into this clash as clear favourites.

The Reds weren’t overly impressive when they beat the Force earlier this season and they have been inconsistent since that victory.

They were able to return to winning form with a comfortable victory over the Rebels and a repeat of that effort would make them far too good for the Force.

The Reds have won five of their past eight games as favourites for a small loss and they are 3-5 against the line in this scenario.

Scoring points continues to be an issue for the Force and they were resigned to another defeat at the hands of the Waratahs last weekend.

While they are still yet to record a win, the Force have covered the line in three of their five fixtures and they haven’t been disgraced in any of their games since their Super Rugby re-introduction.

It is tough to see the Force claiming their maiden win of the season, but it would not surprise to see them give the Reds a scare.

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Brumbies Vs Waratahs

Saturday 22 August, 7:15pm, GIO Stadium

This is a huge game for both the Brumbies and the Waratahs.

The Brumbies went into the bye with a poor effort against the Rebels, but they still remain on top of the ladder and they have their fate in their own hands in the final three weeks of the season.

They have won their past five games against the Waratahs and they have now won an impressive eight of their past ten fixtures as favourites.

In saying that, they are 4-6 against the line in this scenario and there may not be as much between these two sides as the current market suggests.

The Waratahs have found a semblance of their best form in the past two weeks and they head into this clash on the back of comfortable wins over both the Reds and the Force.

There is no doubt they have improved and they only went down by a single point when these two sides met earlier this season.

The Waratahs have won only one of their past seven games as underdogs, but they are 4-3 against the line in this scenario.

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