08-01-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Glasgow vs Ospreys

Glasgow vs Ospreys

Two teams that are separated by one point on the log meet in this match in Glasgow. The hosts are in fifth place with 21 points while the visitors are in 4th place with 22 points. This should be a good match as both teams are in good form and fighting for the home semi in the playoff stages. Glasgow will be without their best player this season in Jack Dempsey and he will be sorely missed. The other player that has also been in great form them has been Sione Tuipulotu. He has broken through more tackles than any other Warriors player and will again look to get over the advantage line with his carries.

TIP: Ospreys have a very simple game plan, they play for territory and wait for the opposition to make mistakes when they pressure them with great defence. It is a boring tactic but seems to work for them. They need to be accurate with their kicking as Glasgow have a very dangerous backline. Glasgow have almost the complete team as they forwards and backs combine seamlessly with their interplay which makes it difficult to defend against. The bookies have the Warriors as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows:  Worldsportsbetting 1.30, Playabets 1.32 and Sunbet 1.30

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Glasgow vs Ospreys

  • Glasgow have won four of the last five matches against Ospreys.
  • The home side has won the last three matches.
  • Glasgow last lost at home to Ospreys in 2016.

Latest results for both teams

Glasgow won their last match 22-7 against Exeter while Ospreys lost 22-19 against the Scarlets.

PREDICTION

Both teams have all international front rows so the battle at scrum time will be intense. I fancy the home team to have the edge in the scrums. Ospreys are great defenders and their problem is in attack as they can be very one dimensional at times. The selection of Gareth Anscombe will hopefully help their attack while Glasgow have a halfback combination that could be the Scottish ten and nine very soon. Ali Price is the catalyst of everything good for the Warriors and if allowed to, he will dictate the match. The home team to win by 12 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Glasgow

15 Josh McKay, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Cole Forbes, 10 Ross Thompson, 9 Ali Price (c), 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Rory Darge, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Kiran McDonald, 4 Scott Cummings, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Jamie Bhatti

Ospreys

15 Dan Evans, 14 Mat Protheroe, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Owen Watkin, 11 Luke Morgan, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 8 Morgan Morris, 7 Jac Morgan, 6 Will Griffiths, 5 Adam Beard (c), 4 Rhys Davies, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Elvis Taione, 1 Nicky Smith

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Glasgow victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.30

Playabets 1.32

Sunbet 1.30

Odds comparison on the Glasgow handicap   :

The complete odds on the Glasgow handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-7.5) 1.87

Playabets (-7.5) 1.88

Predictions and Odds in details

This match could very well come down to which halfback pairing has the better game, will win the match. Price controls the game brilliantly and his partner Thompson has come on in leaps and bounds this season and it’s their game management that will swing the match Glasgow’s way. The bookies are offering very poor returns on the Glasgow win therefore I suggest the value bet of the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-7.5) 1.87 and Playabets (-7.5) 1.88

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