Stormers vs Dragons
The Stormers welcome the Dragons to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha as their home ground in Cape Town is unavailable for use. The home team on the day are currently in third place and are well positioned for the playoffs as they seek to defend their title. They will be glad that they can call on a number of their returning Springboks for this match. The Dragons are currently in 11th position with 15 points and urgently need a win to rekindle their playoff hopes.
TIP: The Stormers will nothing less than a bonus point win in their match as they seek to close the gap on the teams ahead of them. The visitors on the other hand will be buoyed by the way they played in the second half against the Lions. They looked good with ball in hand and they will hopefully look to adopt this type of approach in this match. The bookies have the Stormers as favourites for this match and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.04, Playabets 1.06 and Sunbet 1.07
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Stormers vs Dragons
- There has been only one previous match between these sides with the Stormers winning 24 -10
Latest results for both teams
The Stormers won their last match 36-19 against the Scarlets while the Dragons lost 33-25 against the Lions.
The Stormers showed in their title winning campaign from last season that they are at their best when they run the ball and the return of Springbok Mannie Libbok will no doubt energize the Stormers. His partnership with Springbok discard Herschel Jantjies in the half backs will be key; if they can launch their potent backline then the match could be over as a contest very early on. The Dragons will once again look to Welsh internationals Ross Moriarty and Aaron Wainwright to win them ball at the rucks. We are backing the Stormers to win by more than 20 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Tristan Leyds, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Salmaan Moerat (c), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Kwenzo Blose
15 Angus O’Brien, 14 Sio Tomkinson, 13 Steff Hughes, 12 Max Clark, 11 Jordan Williams, 10 JJ Hanrahan, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Ross Moriarty (c), 7 Aaron Wainwright, 6 Huw Taylor, 5 Sean Lonsdale, 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Lloyd Fairbrother, 2 Bradley Roberts,1 Aki Seiuli
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Stormers handicap:
The complete odds on the Stormers handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-20.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-20.5) 1.89
Playabets (-20.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are very poor odds on the Stormers outright win therefore I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-20.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-20.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-20.5) 1.84
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