Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Predictions and Preview for the 2020 Season


Posted: September 3, 2020

Updated: September 3, 2020

  • Defending champions Tasman are the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup title favourites
  • Bay of Plenty hope their Premiership Division promotion celebrations won’t be short lived

The Premiership Division in the Mitre 10 Cup is always a must-see on the New Zealand rugby calendar. According to our 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions, all eyes will likely be on defending champions, Tasman. However, it will also be interesting to see how other clubs such as newly promoted Bay of Plenty get on. 

The 2020 Mitre 10 Cup New Zealand rugby competition will run from 11 September to 28 November 2020. According to our 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions, defending champions Tasman are favourites for this season’s title.

However, Canterbury (most Mitre 10 Cup titles), Wellington (2019 runners-up), and Bay of Plenty (promoted) will also be in the spotlight. Let’s see how their odds of winning line-up on Bet365 Sportsbook:

  • Tasman 2.75
  • Canterbury 3.75
  • Wellington 7.00
  • Bay of Plenty 21.00

Our Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions foresee a successful Tasman title defending campaign

Tasman currently find themselves in a favourable position on the online sportsbooks in New Zealand with odds at 2.75. Last year, Tasman were on cloud nine winning all their regular-season games, claiming the 2019 title in style.

Fortunately, with leading odds of winning on Bet365 Sportsbook, it’s likely that they’ll achieve the same success this season. Additionally, according to our Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions and preview, they’ve named an experienced 2020 squad increasing their title-winning chances.

This includes the Barrett brothers Scott, Jordie will make their Tasman debuts and Beauden Barrett who returns to the squad. Considered the best Taranaki rugby exports, all eyes will be on the brothers to push Taranaki for a consecutive title win.

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Mitre 10 Cup’s most decorated club Canterbury look to add to trophy cabinet

According to the online sportsbook news in New Zealand, Canterbury are the most successful Mitre 10 Club with nine titles. Despite missing out on the 2018 and 2019 title, they recorded consecutive wins from 2008 to 2013, and from 2015-2017.

Consequently, their consistency has rightfully earned them the second-best odds of winning at 4.00 on Bet365 Sportsbook. Additionally, according to our Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions and preview, they’ve named a strong squad for the 2020 season.

Their 37-man squad includes 25 players who have Super Rugby experience as well as nine All Blacks players. Consequently, with a squad full of depth and experience, it’s no surprise that they’re top contenders for the 2020 win.

2019 Premiership runners-up Wellington look to step up by claiming the 2020 win

According to our 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions, Wellington will also be among the teams to watch this season. This comes after they recorded a respectable 2019 performance despite losing in the final against Taranaki. Additionally, Wellington will also go in search of their first Mitre 10 Cup title.

However, they’re currently fourth-favourites for the win with odds at 7.00 on Bet365 Sportsbook. Fortunately, their good front-row options might just increase their 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership winning chances. One of these options includes Alex Fidow who’s on his way to becoming one the leading front-rowers in New Zealand.

Bay of Plenty look to impress following Premiership Division promotion

This season, Bay of Plenty (21.00) will also be in the spotlight after winning the 2019 Championship Division. However, their celebrations might be short-lived as they currently have the worst odds of winning the 2020 Premiership Division.

Consequently, our Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions have labelled them a risky bet on Bet365 Sportsbook. Despite this, they still stand a good chance of avoiding relegation back to the Championship Division.

This is thanks to news signings such as Otere Black whose Super Rugby experience could beneficial to Bay of Plenty.

Be sure to read about Bet365 Sportsbook, the bookmaker featured on our 2020 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership predictions and preview.

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