Lions Betting Preview: 5/1 + 17/2 selections for Blues v Lions

Lions Betting Preview: 5/1 + 17/2 selections for Blues v Lions

As if Saturday’s Lions tour opener wasn’t enough for one week, Wednesday brings us another, as Warren Gatland’s men take on Tana Umaga’s Blues.

Spearheaded by All Black Sonny Bill Williams, despite being the lowest rated of the Kiwi Super Rugby sides, the Blues have a host of talent that will stretch and challenge the tourists.

We’ve got our tipster to take a look at the clash, and throw up some betting angles.


With Gatland making 15 changes it may take time for his team to settle, meaning there is definite value in a double result bet with Paddy Power offering 5/1 on Blues to be leading at half-time before the Lions eventually overhaul them for the win.

If you’re more into the first try-scoring market, Jack Nowell is a great bet at 17/2. There’s also great value in powerhouse back-rower CJ Stander at 12/1 and Sonny Bill at 20/1.

Pre-Match Markets

Match BettingBlues 2/1, Lions 1/2, Draw 25/1
Handicap Betting – Blues (+6) evens, Lions (-6) evens, Draw (6) 22/1
First Goalscorer BettingNowell 17/2, Daly 17/2, Rieko Ioane 10/1, Liam Williams 12/1 – others on-site

Double Result: Blues – Lions – 5/1
Jack Nowell to score first: 17/2
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