Leinster vs Ulster
Leinster welcomes Ulster to the RDS Arena for this mouthwatering clash between the two Irish heavyweights. The home team are currently top of the table with 38 points while the visitors are second with 30 points. Leinster are the only unbeaten team in the competition and they will be keen to keep this record intact in a match that will provide their sternest test so far this season. Ulster will want a win as this will close down the current eight point gap between the teams.
TIP: Leinster have recalled most of their internationals for this match with Johnny Sexton the one noticeable absentee. The duty to keep this team flowing now falls on the shoulders of Ross Byrne. Ulster will need to put him under pressure from the outset if they are to gain anything from this match. The bookies have Leinster as favourites for this match and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.25, Playabets 1.23 and Sunbet 1.25
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Leinster vs Ulster
- The last four matches between the teams are split at two wins apiece.
- Leinster have won 13 of their last 14 home matches against Ulster.
Latest results for both teams
Leinster beat Glasgow 40-5 in their last match while Ulster beat Zebre 36-15 in their last match.
Both teams seem evenly matches with the battle between the two sets of loose trios sure to be one of the highlights. The return of newly crowned World Rugby Player of the year, Josh van der Flier will provide Leinster with that much needed go forward boost. The Ulster team have their own Irish heavyweight in Captain Iain Henderson to try and counter the efforts of van der Flier. The match is sure to be a tight contest early on but Leinster have prepared for the second half by naming an all-Ireland front row among the replacements. We are backing Leinster to pull away to victory in the last quarter and win by more than 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Jimmy O’Brien, 13 Garry Ringrose (c), 12 Jamie Osborne, 11 James Lowe, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Ryan Baird, 5 Jason Jenkins, 4 James Ryan, 3 Michael Ala’alatoa, 2 Rónan Kelleher, 1 Cian Healy
15 Michael Lowry, 14 Ethan McIlroy, 13 James Hume, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Stewart Moore, 10 Billy Burns, 9 John Cooney, 8 Nick Timoney, 7 Marcus Rea, 6 Iain Henderson (c), 5 Kieran Treadwell, 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Marty Moore, 2 Tom Stewart, 1 Andy Warwick
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Leinster victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Leinster handicap:
The complete odds on the Leinster handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-10.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-10.5) 1.89
Playabets (-10.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are very poor odds on the Leinster outright won therefore I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-10.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-10.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-10.5) 1.84
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