06-01-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Munster vs Lions

Munster vs Lions

Munster welcome the Lions to Musgrave Park in Cork for this match in the URC. The home team has shown faith with the side that beat Ulster in the last match and have resisted the temptation of bringing back their big name players. They have however made some changes but are still heavily favoured to win this match. The visitors on the other hand are desperate to bounce back from heavy defeats to the Sharks and the Stormers. They will need to show more physicality in this match as this was the area they were found wanting in both the previous matches.

TIP: The last two matches Munster have been involved in, have been decided by a single point with one loss and one win. They have been brilliant in defence this season but will want to show more attacking intent in this match to gain a winning bonus point. The Lions will be looking for an 80 minute performance after falling away very badly in the second half of their last two matches. The bookies have Munster as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.07 Playabets 1.08 and Sunbet 1.09

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Munster vs Lions

  • These teams have only met once before with the Lions winning 23-21.

Latest results for both teams

The Lions lost 40-8 to the Stormers in the last match while Munster beat Ulster 15-14 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The home team will be wary about the fact that they lost to the Lions in their only previous meeting and will want to get off to a flyer in this match. The Lions will have to improve their defence if they are to be competitive in this match. They have conceded very soft tries but will take heart from the fact that they were unbeaten on their last tour to Europe earlier this season. Munster will be looking to players like Mike Haley and Shane Daly to attack the porous Lions defence and create gaps for try scoring opportunities. The visitors will need to work on their maul defence if they are to remain competitive in this match. I am backing Munster to win by 20 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Munster

15 Mike Haley, 14 Shane Daly, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes, 10 Ben Healy, 9 Paddy Patterson, 8 Alex Kendellen, 7 John Hodnett, 6 Jack O’Donoghue (c), 5 Gavin Coombes, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Roman Salanoa, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 1 Josh Wycherley

Lions

15 Quan Horn, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw (c), 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Morne van den Berg, 8 Emmanuel Tshituka, 7 Emile van Heerden, 6 Jarod Cairns, 5 Darrien Landsberg, 4 Ruan Venter, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 PJ Botha, 1 JP Smith

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Munster victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.07

Playabets 1.08

Sunbet 1.09

Odds comparison on the Munster handicap:

The complete odds on the Munster handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-16.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-16.5) 1.89

Playabets (-16.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Munster outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-16.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-16.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-16.5) 1.84

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