05-02-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Stormers vs Sharks

Stormers vs Sharks

The Sharks will be scratching their heads on how they didn’t win their last match against the Stormers. They led by 14 points with 11 minutes to play but contrived to draw the match. The draw has seen both teams improve their position on the table. The Sharks are now in 10th position with 16 points while the Stormers are in 12th position with 14 points. The Stormers will definitely be the happier of the two teams coming into the match. The Sharks were their own worst enemy as they received 3 yellow cards in the last ten minutes.

TIP: This fixture is one of those strange ones where the home team seldom wins. In fact only once in the last six matches has the home team won. The Stormers will again have their work cut out against a Boks laden Sharks team. The Sharks star studded backline showed glimpses of what they are capable of but they will want an eighty minute performance in this match. The bookies have the Sharks as slight favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows:  Worldsportsbetting 1.75, Playabets 1.70 and Sunbet 1.66

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Stormers vs Sharks

  • The Sharks have won three of the last five matches against the Stormers with one loss and a draw.
  • The Stormers have lost three of their last four home matches against the Sharks
  • The home team has only won one of the last six fixtures between these teams.

Latest results for both teams

The last match between these teams ended in a 22-22 draw.

PREDICTION

The Sharks scrum was in great form as Ox Nche was in sublime form and the Stormers have reacted and brought in the experienced prop Brok Harris for this match. The Sharks have themselves made changes by bringing in a new halfback pairing and will be hoping the Argentinian Tito Bonilla can bond with Jaden Hendrikse. If these two can launch the Sharks backline then the Durban side will surely win. Stormers have also started with their star Warrick Gelant who was the catalyst for their late onslaught. The Sharks to win a close match by less than 10 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Stormers

 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Tito Bonilla, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Jeandre Labuschagne, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nché

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Sharks victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.75

Playabets 1.70

Sunbet 1.66

Odds comparison on the Sharks handicap :

The complete odds on the Sharks handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-1.5) 1.94

Playabets (-2.5) 1.89

Predictions and Odds in details

The Sharks tried to play the game at high tempo and were unlucky to have not scored more tries. Their final pass let them down on numerous occasions. The Stormers will be looking to Gelant to inspire them yet again as he has been in great form all season. His battle with opposite number Aphelele Fassi will be one of the highlights of the match. The bookies are offering decent returns on the Sharks outright win but I suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-1.5) 1.94 and Playabets (-2.5) 1.89

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