07-01-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Cardiff vs Scarlets

Cardiff vs Scarlets

Cardiff will be kicking themselves for losing their last match against Ospreys. They were in control for a large portion of the game but allowed their Welsh rivals to steal the win in the end. They had an opportunity to draw the match in injury time but missed the penalty kick. Scarlets on the other hand had no such problems as they brushed aside the Dragons 33-17. It was a magnificent team effort after being reduced to 14 men after their star number eight Sione Kalamafoni was sent off early in the match. They will be hoping for a similar effort from their players in this match.

TIP: Cardiff were on a three game winning run before the defeat in the last match and will be looking to bounce back with a win against their Welsh rivals. The visitors have had an awful season to date but will be hoping the victory in the last match will be their turning point for them. The bookies have Cardiff as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.33 Playabets 1.30 and Sunbet 1.30

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Cardiff vs Scarlets

  • Cardiff won the last match between these sides 16-10.
  • Scarlets have won two of the last three matches against Cardiff
  • The home side have lost four of the last five matches between these teams .

Latest results for both teams

Cardiff lost 22-19 to the Ospreys in their last match while Scarlets beat the Dragons 33-17 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Scarlets are starting to look like the team from past seasons as they are willing to run the ball and their off-loading game has returned. They were struggling in the pack especially at scrum time but the return of Welsh international stalwart Ken Owens has seen a transformation in the front row. Cardiff will be looking to their impressive loose trio to get them over the advantage line so that they can launch their dangerous runners like Josh Adams and Liam Williams.  The home team seems to have the edge in most areas therefore I am tipping them for the win by 10 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Cardiff

15 Liam Williams, 14 Owen Lane, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Ben Thomas, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Josh Turnbull (c), 5 Seb Davies, 4 Lopeti Timani, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 2 Kirby Myhill, 1 Rhys Carré

Scarlets

15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Joe Roberts, 12 Jonathan Davies (c), 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Dane Blacker, 8 Carwyn Tuipulotu, 7 Dan Davis, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Javan Sebastian, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Steff Thomas

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Cardiff victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.33

Playabets 1.30

Sunbet 1.30

Odds comparison on the Cardiff handicap:

The complete odds on the Cardiff handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89

Playabets (-7.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Cardiff 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 (-7.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-7.5) 1.84

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