Zebre vs Stormers
Zebre have started their campaign in the URC with three defeats but they have shown plenty of fight in all of these matches. In the last match against Munster they dominated the game for large parts but were let down by their lineouts. Stormers on the other hand have had no such problems as they have brushed aside all opposition to show why they are the champions. This is their first away match of the season and will be weary of a Zebre side that has shown some great attacking qualities in their matches at home.
TIP: The home team will be looking for revenge as they were humiliated 55-7 in their only previous match against the Stormers although that match was in South Africa. The home team have lost some key players to injury but they will fancy giving the champions a hard time as the men from Cape Town will be fielding a backline that have not played together before. The bookies have the Stormers 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 1.20
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Zebre vs Stormers
- The Stormers beat Zebre 55-7 in their only previous match.
Latest results for both teams
Zebre lost 21-5 to Munster in their last match while the Stormers beat Edinburgh 34-18 in their last match.
The Italian side will be hoping to get off to a better start as they have trailed by more than 15 points at halftime in their first three matches. They made it almost impossible to claw their way back in those matches due to their poor starts. The Stormers on the other hand have relied on their incredible defence to frustrate their opponents and have been brilliant on the counter attack. Zebre will need to be accurate when they are attacking as any turnover ball will be punished by the Stormers. We are backing the visitors to win this match by 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Richard Kriel, 14 Pierre Bruno, 13 Erich Cronjé, 12 Enrico Lucchin (captain), 11 Jacopo Trulla, 10 Tiff Eden, 9 Alessandro Fusco, 8 Taina Fox-Matamua, 7 MJ Pelser, 6 Davide Ruggeri, 5 Leonard Krumov, 4 Gabriele Venditti, 3 Ion Neculai, 2 Giampietro Ribaldi, 1 Juan Pitinari
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie (captain), 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ali Vermaak.
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Zebre handicap:
The complete odds on the Zebre handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+14.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+14.5) 1.89
Playabets (+14.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Stormers outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+14.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+14.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+14.5) 1.84
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