|Waratahs vs Chiefs Super Rugby Betting Odds and Game Info|
|Super Rugby odds||Waratahs $11.50 at Sportsbet | Chiefs $1.05 at BetOnline|
|When||Saturday, June 12 at 7:45pm AEST|
|Where||Brookvale Oval – Sydney, New South Wales|
|Watch live||Stan Sport (AU), Sky Sport (NZ)|
The Waratahs are set to welcome the Chiefs to Brookvale Oval on Saturday night as part of Round 5 action in the 2021 Trans-Tasman Super Rugby season.
Languishing at the bottom of the standings, the Waratahs will be looking to end the Super Rugby season on a high. They are coming off a 59-23 defeat to the Highlanders in New Zealand last weekend where they were kept scoreless in the second half whilst conceding 26 points.
The Chiefs had a scrap on their hands against the Rebels last time out but managed to prevail 36-26 at Leichhardt Oval. The Chiefs headed into half-time with the scores locked at 19-19, but their class in attack was the difference in the end.
Australian bookmakers have the home side as $11.50 rank outsiders for this Tran-Tasman clash against the Chiefs, who are $1.05 favourites.
Waratahs vs Chiefs predictions & best bets
Match line: Waratahs (+24.5)
Despite the Waratahs sitting at 0-4 in the Trans-Tasman standings, the fact we are getting close to a 25-point head start is ludicrous. The home side’s attack is not the issue, having scored 120 points in their four games. The query is their defence, but they are coming up against a Chiefs side who struggled to put the Rebels away last weekend. If the defence of the Waratahs can hold up a touch better than what they did last week, they should do enough to cover the line in a game that could turn into a shootout.
Half-time line: Waratahs (+7.5)
With the Chiefs being a $1.05 chance, you need to get a little creative to find value in this matchup. The half-time line of +7.5 for the Waratahs looks to be just right. While they collapsed in the second half last weekend, their first-half performance against the Highlanders was more than serviceable when scoring 23 points. The combination of Will Harrison and Mark Nawaqanitawase has proved fruitful this season, and we expect the Waratahs fly-half and winger to be the main concern for the Chiefs defence.
Waratahs +7.5 (HT)