11-12-2022 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Sale Sharks vs Ulster

Sale Sharks vs Ulster

This English vs Ireland encounter promises to be a titanic battle between two teams that have selected their strongest available squads for this match. Sale know that in order to progress through to the knockout stages of this competition they will need to win their home matches. They could not have asked for a tougher opposition than Ulster as the visitors have strength in all areas of their game. One of the stand out contests in this match will be between Springbok number eights Daniel Du Preez and Duane Vermeulen as they go head to head.

TIP: It is strange to note that these teams have never met before; this is added incentive for them to start their rivalry with a win. Sale have been in excellent form in the Premiership and have achieved their success by dominating teams with their physicality. They will need a new tactic in this match as Ulster have one of the strongest packs in England. The bookies have the Sale Sharks as favourites but I’m tipping Ulster for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.50, Playabets 2.45 and Sunbet 2.53


Sale Sharks vs Ulster

  • This is the first ever meeting between these teams.

Latest results for both teams

Sale won their last match 25-20 against Bristol while Ulster lost 38-29 to Leinster in their last match.


Both teams are littered with international class throughout their squads and we can expect the match to be probably decided by a single score. Ulster will want to put the memories of their last match behind them as they somehow lost to a 14 man Leinster team despite having a substantial lead. The Irish team have the best lineout drive in the competition and Sale will need their defence of the maul to be at its best. The battle between Stuart McCloskey and Manu Tuilagi promises to be another highlight of the match. Ulster have more experience playing in this competition therefore I am predicting them to win by 5 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Sale Sharks

15 Joe Carpenter, 14 Arron Reed, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Rob du Preez (c), 9 Gus Warr, 8 Daniel Du Preez, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Jean-Luc du Preez, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Bevan Rodd


5 Mike Lowry, 14 Ethan McIlroy, 13 James Hume, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Nathan Doak, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Nick Timoney, 6 Matty Rea, 5 Kieran Treadwell, 4 Alan O’Connor (c), 3 Tom O’Toole, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Andy Warwick

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Ulster victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 2.50

Playabets 2.45

Sunbet 2.53

Odds comparison on the Ulster handicap:

The complete odds on the Ulster handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (+2.5) 1.90

Sunbet (+2.5) 1.89

Playabets (+2.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are great returns on the Ulster outright win but if you looking for a safety bet then we suggest the visitors on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+2.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+2.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+2.5) 1.84

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