07-10-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Edinburgh vs Lions

Edinburgh vs Lions

Two teams come into this match with contrasting emotions after Edinburgh lost both their matches in South Africa while the Lions won both their away matches in Wales. The home side will be raring to go and the Lions must be prepared for a huge backlash from the Scottish side filled with international stars. This will be the first real test for the young Lions team. They have managed to overpower the Welsh teams but that will not happen against a very strong Edinburgh pack.  

TIP: The Lions will need a different approach in this game as they have used their scrum to win penalties from which they kicked for touch. Their rolling maul has been their biggest weapon and if Edinburgh can defend the maul then they are well on their way to victory. The home will again look to play the high tempo game and if they can execute the game plan then the Lions are in for a long evening. The bookies have Edinburgh as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.16, Playabets 1.18 and Sunbet 1.16


Edinburgh vs Lions

  • The Lions won the only previous encounter between the sides 15-9.

Latest results for both teams

Edinburgh lost 34-18 in their last match against the Stormers while the Lions beat Cardiff 31-18 in their last match.


Edinburgh welcome back Pumas start Emiliano Boffelli back into the side and he will no doubt improve both their attack and defence as he is among the best players in the world under the high ball. The home side will again look to Darcy Graham as the flying winger has been unstoppable this season. He already has two hat tricks this season. The match will be decided by the forwards and Edinburgh certainly have the advantage in this area. They have a world class front row coming off the bench and they also have the likes of Viliame Mata and Hamish Watson in their starting XV. I am predicting an Edinburgh win by more than 15 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs


15 Henry Immelman, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Matt Currie, 12 James Lang, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Luke Crosbie, 5 Grant Gilchrist (c), 4 Glen Young , 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Boan Venter


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Quan Horn, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Ruan Venter, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel (c), 4 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Sti Sithole

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Edinburgh victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.16

Playabets 1.18

Sunbet 1.16

Odds comparison on the Edinburgh handicap:

The complete odds on the Edinburgh handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-12.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-12.5) 1.89

Playabets (-12.5) 1.86

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Edinburgh outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-12.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-12.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-12.5) 1.86

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