Highlanders vs Western Force
Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill
The match between Western Force and Highlanders will take place at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill, which is located in Invercargill. Even though they are currently in last place in the rankings, the host team will start off as the favorite in this match. Meanwhile, the Western Force come into this match on the heels of a victory over Moana Pasifika in their most recent encounter.Grab Your Signup Bonus!
Highlanders - can pick first season win
After suffering yet another defeat at the hands of Chiefs the previous weekend in a league encounter, Highlanders will enter this match as the undeniable favorites despite the fact that this is their sixth consecutive loss across all competitions. As the Highlanders' most recent victory came against Western Force in May 2022, they will be hoping for another victory against the visitors in this encounter so that they may extend their winning streak. After suffering defeat in each of their first three matches to start the Super Rugby Pacific season, the Highlanders are the only team that has yet to earn a point in the competition.
Western Force - looking to continue with their good form
Despite their good results this season, Western Force are massive underdogs heading into this match. They have already won their season opener against Rebels and their most recent match against Moana Pasifika. But this match will be tough for them to win. The Western Force are currently ranked sixth in the Super Rugby Pacific after earning eight points from their first three league matches. They have scored 75 points while allowing 116 to be scored against them. They have now won four of their previous four matches, with the Reds being the only team to defeat them in that span.
Expert Betting Tips
Taking into account how both of these teams have performed thus far this year, this contest is shaping up to be a very tight one. The bookmakers are highly backing Highlanders to win this match, but we are of the opinion that Western Force would be wise to avoid losing in this matchup. Western Force could do well to avoid defeat in this matchup by following our advice. We are of the opinion that a wide cover for Western Force is a decent one, despite the fact that they are playing it safe in this match. Even if we anticipate a large number of offensive plays from both teams, betting that the total over will go over in the first half is still a solid option.