ADH vs NBW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 29, 2023
We are finally down to the business end of the tournament in the Women's Super Smash 2022-23 and things are looking pretty tight as far as the race to the next round is concerned. Wellington Blaze Women and Canterbury Women are already all set to qualify but the teams below them on the ladder have some work to do. It's going to be crucial next couple of matches and all eyes will be on the teams featuring therein.
Up next in the tournament, we have Auckland Hearts Women set to take on Northern Brave Women. Northern Brave Women just managed to get back to the winning ways but are still way off a spot in the playoff. Auckland Hearts Women, on the other hand, are still pretty much in the hunt and a win here will put them in a strong position, but not completely in it though.
The match between the two sides is to be played on the morning of 30th January at the Eden Park Outer Oval. Regardless of the qualification scenarios, we expect both teams to come out all guns blazing here.
ADH vs NBW Team Previews
Auckland Hearts Women
Auckland Hearts Women have done considerably better in recent times as compared to their men's counterpart and that shows in the results they have produced. Having said that, they still have a lot to improve and look forward to, in this competition and the tournament ahead. They are just about hanging in the tournament and will need a win and a bit of luck to get through the next round.
As it currently stands on the points table, they are placed at the fourth spot with 18 points to their name. They are tied on points with Otago Women and a win might not be enough to take them through should, Otago Sparks Women end up winning any of their two remaining matches. The Hearts' net run-rate isn't something to be too proud about, which currently stands at -0.367.
With their last match abandoned, the Hearts Women can consider themselves a tad unlucky as it robbed them of an opportunity to add another win under their belt. That said, it was a difficult assignment that could have easily gone the other way. On paper, Auckland Hearts have a decent side that has so far punched well above its weight. It would need to do so again and if done well, they will be well in it.
Auckland Hearts Women Playing 11
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Northern Brave Women
Northern Brave Women have had a pretty poor tournament by all standards and are already out of the equation to qualify for the playoffs. Even a big win here will, at maximum, push them to 15 points, which is not going to cut it for them. They would still be coming out guns blazing to register a win for their fans before bowing out of the tournament.
On the points table at the moment, Northern Brave Women are placed at the fifth spot with just 10 points to their name and an exceedingly poor net run-rate of -0.867. They have won just one match up until now and the chances of them getting another one seem pretty slim, especially given the side they have on paper. Plus they might well be running a tad low on confidence.
On paper, Northern Brave Women have a pretty poor side with not enough experience available. They have a certain number of well-skilled players but the contribution from them hasn't been as good, illustrating the team's over-dependence on those players. Having said that, this match can be termed as one of the easier ones they have had in the tournament and the Brave Women will be eyeing this match as an opportunity. They would need to play it out of their skins, but they have done that earlier and are capable enough to do that again. If that happens, the Hearts Women will certainly have their work cut out.
Northern Brave Women Playing 11
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ADH vs NBW Betting Tips
With a playoff spot possibly hinging on the result of this match, both sides would want to come out all guns blazing. Having said that, the match is more important for the Hearts Women with the Northern Braves Women already out of the equation. Considering how the two teams have performed in the tournament so far, the Auckland Hearts Women appear to be better placed. They have also a better-balanced side on paper and are therefore our pick as favorites for this upcoming contest. Bet on Auckland Hearts Women to emerge on the top here.