Ospreys vs Stormers
The Ospreys will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 47-17 loss to Ulster in their last match while Stormers the champions continued with their 15 match unbeaten run when they brushed aside Zebre in the last match. The visitors have sent Springboks Damian Willemse and Hershel Jantjies back home to prepare for the end of year tour. Ospreys will look to Welsh internationals Alun Wyn Jones and Adam Beard to bolster their pack against a very powerful forward pack of the Stormers.
TIP: The home team will need to be accurate with their attacking game as the Stormers have proven to be the most dangerous team on the counter attack. The visitors have been bolstered by the return of last season’s leading try scorer Zeolin Zas and he will no doubt be keen to take off from where he left last season. The battle between George North and Zas will be a highlight of the match. 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 1.47, Playabets 1.45 and Sunbet 1.48
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Ospreys vs Stormers
- The Stormers won 29-13 in the only previous match between these teams.
Latest results for both teams
Ospreys lost 47-17 to Ulster in their last match while the Stormers beat Zebre 37-20 in their last match.
The Stormers have proven through their title winning campaign from last season that they have an excellent defence therefore the home team will need to be at their best to try and upset the Champions. The visitors have a super strong bench with Springboks Steven Kitshoff and Joseph Dweba due to bolster the scrum in the second half. Ospreys have recalled Stephen Myler to the flyhalf berth and they will be hoping that he can ignite the backline that includes dangerous runners like Max Nagy and Keelan Giles. I am predicting a Stormers win by 10 points due the strength of the visitors bench.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Max Nagy, 14 George North, 13 Owen Watkin, 12 Michael Collins, 11 Keelan Giles, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Rhys Webb (c), 8 Morgan Morris, 7 Jac Morgan, 6 Ethan Roots, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Dewi Lake, 1 Nicky Smith
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Alapati Leuia, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Salmaan Moerat (c), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Andre-Hugo Venter, 1 Ali Vermaak
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Stormers handicap:
The complete odds on the Stormers handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.95
Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89
Playabets (-5.5) 1.88
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Stormers outright win therefore we suggest the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.95, Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-5.5) 1.88
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