Waratahs vs Rebels - Super Rugby - Betting Tips 20-04-2019

Published: 18.04.2019
The Melbourne Rebels blew a golden chance to extend their lead atop Super Rugby’s Australian Conference last Friday. This Saturday, they’ll get another chance to strengthen their finals credentials when they travel to Sydney to play the Waratahs in an all-Aussie derby at the SCG.

Rebels v Waratahs Super Rugby Preview

Melbourne Rebels centre Billy Meakes said his side must regain their physical side against the Tahs after what he called an “embarrassing” 41-24 loss at home to the Stormers last weekend. Meakes said the Rebels usually set high standards for physicality but let themselves down in the loss to the lowly Stormers.

The Waratahs must win if they’re to have any chance of catching the Rebels at the top of the Australian conference. They will probably have to make do without star full back Israel Folau, who is likely to have his contract terminated by Rugby Australia over recent social media comments he made about gay people, atheists, and other groups. The Tahs had lost two matches in a row heading into their bye last week.

Rebels v Waratahs Betting Tips

Melbourne are 5-2 and second on the Super Rugby ladder, while the Waratahs are 3-4 and barely hanging on to a spot in the eight. The Rebels will be bursting out of the blocks following last week’s loss and it’s hard to see them giving up another match to lower-ranked competition. Bet365 is offering 1.91 for a Rebels win, which is frankly great value.

Interestingly, the Waratahs last three games have all been decided by eight points or less, including one win and two loss. The Rebels’ last four games have all been decided by 14 points or more for two wins and two losses. PointsBet always has a great range of margin betting markets. If the Rebels win, they might well do it by 13 points or more, which is paying 4.50. If the Tahs win, they’ll probably do it by 1-12, which is paying 3.05.