Connacht vs Munster
Connacht welcomes Munster to Galway for this match in the URC. The home team have made a horror start to the season and find themselves at the bottom of the table with three losses to start the season. They are the only team in the league without a point as all three defeats were by more than 7 points. In their defence all their matches have been on the road and they will be relieved to finally playing at home. They could not have asked for a more difficult opponent than fellow Irish side Munster.
TIP: Munster on the other hand recorded their first win of the season in their last match as they beat Zebre 21-5. They were far from convincing in that match as they failed to score in the second half. They had earlier lost their opening two matches but will welcome back some key personnel for this match. Munster will need to be at their best as Connacht will be desperate for a win in front of their passionate fans. The bookies have Munster as favourites but I’m tipping Connacht for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.75, Playabets 2.80 and Sunbet 2.90
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Connacht vs Munster
- Munster have won three of the last five matches between these sides.
- The home side has won three of the last four matches between these teams.
- The last five matches have been decided by less than 7 points.
Latest results for both teams
Connacht lost their last match 28-14 against the Bulls while Munster beat Zebre 21-5 in their last match.
Connacht have looked lost in attack in their opening three matches and will be excited by the return of their international flyhalf Jack Carty. He is the inspiration behind their backline and if he can have a blinder then the home side will win this match. Munster have Irish backline stars Joey Carbery and Connor Murray starting this match although Carbery is not at flyhalf but rather in the 15 jersey. Munster have the advantage in the pack therefore Connacht should look to adopt the ball in hand approach. I am predicting Connacht to win this match by 4 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Conor Fitzgerald, 14 John Porch, 13 Byron Ralston, 12 David Hawkshaw, 11 Mack Hansen, 10 Jack Carty (c), 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 Conor Oliver, 6 Shamus Hurley-Langton, 5 Oisín Dowling, 4 Gavin Thornbury, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Dave Heffernan, 1 Denis Buckley
15 Joey Carbery, 14 Conor Phillips, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Dan Goggin, 11 Patrick Campbell, 10 Ben Healy, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 Peter O’Mahony (c), 6 Jack O’Donoghue, 5 Tadhg Beirne, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Keynan Knox, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Dave Kilcoyne
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Connacht victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Connacht handicap:
The complete odds on the Connacht handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+4.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+4.5) 1.89
Playabets (+4.5) 1.86
Predictions and Odds in details
There are excellent odds on the Connacht upset win but if you looking for a safety bet, then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+4.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+4.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+4.5) 1.86
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