04-03-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Edinburgh vs Connacht

Edinburgh vs Connacht

Edinburgh were flying high in second position but three consecutive defeats have seen them drop to fifth position. Connacht have been in the opposite form as they have won their last two matches and have climbed to sixth position on the table. They are still six points behind Edinburgh and have played an extra match. Edinburgh will be relieved to be back home as all three of their defeats have been away from home. The team management insisted on fielding below strength teams on the road which was strange to say the least.

TIP: The Edinburgh team have been excellent at home and are unbeaten in their five home matches with four wins and a draw. Connacht have had two come from behind victories in their last two matches and have been given a significant boost with the news that Jack Carty will be available for this match. He is the heartbeat of this team and if he has a good match then Connacht will win. The bookies have Edinburgh as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.95, Playabets 1.87 and Sunbet 1.90

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Edinburgh vs Connacht

  • Edinburgh have won four of the last five matches between these sides.
  • The home side have lost three of their last home matches against Edinburgh.
  • Edinburgh won the last match between the sides 15-14.

Latest results for both teams

Edinburgh lost their last match 34-20 against Munster while Connacht beat the Stormers 19-71 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The highlight of this match will be the contest between the two international flyhalves, Carty and Blair Kinghorn. They are very similar in their playing styles and both are excellent runners but Carty will have the advantage when it comes to the kicking game. Edinburgh and Connacht have adopted a ball in hand approach this season so this match could be a high scoring affair. Edinburgh have an all international back line and if Kinghorn can get them linked up then they will win this match. I am predicting a home win by eight points

  • Probable Starting XVs

Edinburgh

15 Henry Immelman, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 James Lang, 12 Chris Dean, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Henry Pyrgos (c), 8 Mesulame Kunavula, 7 Connor Boyle, 6 Ben Muncaster, 5 Glen Young, 4 Pierce Phillips, 3 Angus Williams, 2 Dave Cherry, 1 Boan Venter

Connacht

15 John Porch, 14 Peter Sullivan, 13 Sammy Arnold, 12 Tom Daly, 11 Alex Wootton, 10 Jack Carty (c), 9 Caolin Blade, 8 Paul Boyle, 7 Conor Oliver, 6 Cian Prendergast, 5 Leva Fifita, 4 Oisin Dowling, 3 Jack Aungieru, 2 Dave Heffernan, 1 Jordan Duggan

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Edinburg victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.95

Playabets 1.87

Sunbet 1.90

Odds comparison on the Edinburgh handicap :

The complete odds on the Edinburgh handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-1.5) 2.00

Sunbet (-1.5) 2.02

Playabets (-1.5) 1.98

Predictions and Odds in details

Connacht showed great bench strength in their last match against the Stormers as their replacements won them that match. One of the best replacement players was Caolin Blade and he has been rewarded with a starting berth in this match. Edinburgh will be looking to their forwards to match up with the Irish teams pack and if successful then the home team will win. There are good odds on the Edinburgh win but if you looking for higher odds then I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-1.5) 2.00, Sunbet (-1.5) 2.02 and Playabets (-1.5) 1.98

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