The last time the Cheetahs and the Chiefs played each other was during the 2010 Super 14 Rugby tournament and the Cheetahs earned a 25 all draw in Hamilton.
The last year caused the Cheetahs and the Chiefs to miss each other last year so these two teams haven't met under the new Super Rugby format.
The Cheetahs and the Chiefs have played each other five times and although the Cheetahs have never lost to the Chiefs they have drawn twice.
Twice when these teams have played each other the result has been a two point margin which when coupled with the two draws shows how close these two are.
The only outright victory between the teams was in 2009 when the Chiefs won 10-28 in Kimberley.
On average when these teams meet the Cheetahs score 22 and the Chiefs score 26. Strangely when they play in South Africa the average score is 16-25 to the Chiefs.
The Cheetahs are on a two match winning streak having beaten the Hurricanes and the Lions in their last two weeks.
Unfortunately this weekend they are up against a team that has won their last five Super Rugby matches and they also lead the New Zealand Conference.
The Bookies have given the Cheetahs a 2 point start for this match - with an offer of Bet 5 and Get 50 in Bets. We think the Chiefs are currently one of the real form teams at the moment. The Chiefs should win by 6.
This match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in UK on Sky Sports HD4.
Average score: Cheetahs 22 Chiefs 26
Last five results
23 Apr 2010 Cheetahs v Chiefs 25-25 Hamilton
18 Apr 2009 Cheetahs v Chiefs 10-28 Kimberley
08 Mar 2008 Cheetahs v Chiefs 20-22 Hamilton
02 Mar 2007 Cheetahs v Chiefs 22-22 Bloemfontein
21 Apr 2006 Cheetahs v Chiefs 32-33 Hamilton
Cheetahs overall record against the Chiefs
Played 5 , Wins 0 , Losses 3 , Draws 2
Match No .53: Cheetahs v Chiefs
Date Saturday 14 April
Venue : Bloemfontein
Kick Off local: 17:05
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 1:Sindile Mayende
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
Hennie Daniller, Rayno Benjamin, Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Sias Ebersohn, Pieter van Zyl, Philip van der Walt, Justin Downey, Heinrich Brüssow, Izak van der Westhuizen, George Earle, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss (k), Coenie Oosthuizen.
Reserves : Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Andries Ferreira, Ashley Johnson, Tewis de Bruyn, Johan Goosen, Philip Snyman.
1. Arizona Taumalolo,2. Hika Elliot,3. Ben Tameifuna,4. Craig Clarke (c),5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Liam Messam,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Alex Bradley,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Tim Nanai-Williams,12. Sonny Bill Williams,13. Richard Kahui,14. Lelia Masaga ,15. Andrew Horrell
16. Mahonri Schwalger,17. Josh Hohneck,18. Michael Fitzgerald,19. Sam Cane,20. Augustine Pulu,21. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,22. Robbie Robinson