Bulls vs Cardiff
The Bulls welcomes Cardiff to their fortress Loftus Versfeld but will be very aware of the Welsh team who caused one of the biggest upsets in recent rugby by beating the Sharks 35-0 in Durban. The visitors will be full of confidence after that win and will welcome the challenge posed by the Bulls. The home team also looked good for periods in their win over Ospreys but will want to iron out a few defensive issues. Cardiff will again look to bring their physicality from the last match as the Bulls have a superb forward back.
TIP: When the Bulls play, the talk is always about their powerful pack but these days they have evolved their play to the extent that they are arguably stronger in the backs. They will welcome back Springbok flyers Canan Moodie and Kurt-Lee Arendse back into the fold and if they can repeat the form they showed last season, then we could see plenty of tries. The bookies have the Bulls 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
Bulls vs Cardiff
- There has been only one previous match between these sides with the Bulls winning 29-19
Latest results for both teams
The Bulls beat the Ospreys 43-26 in their last match while Cardiff beat the Sharks 35-0 in their last match.
Cardiff were thankful for the heavy rains that engulfed their last match which suited them perfectly and they made the best of the conditions to thrash the Sharks. They will be faced with a totally different proposition against last season’s runners up. The Bulls will be looking to their halfbacks to release one of the most dangerous backlines in the competition. The back three of the Bulls all have tremendous pace and are excellent under the high ball. Cardiff need to be accurate with their kicking otherwise the Bulls pacemen will punish them. We are backing the Bulls to win by over 20 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 David Kriel, 13 Cornal Hendricks, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Canan Moodie, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje (c), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp
15 Cameron Winnett, 14 Jason Harries, 13 Mason Grady, 12 Ben Thomas, 11 Aled Summerhill, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 James Botham, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Josh Turnbull (c), 5 Seb Davies, 4 Lopeti Timani, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Rhys Carré
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap:
The complete odds on the Bulls 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 Bulls outright won 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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