Munster vs Bulls
Both these teams suffered losses in their last match and will be looking to bounce back with a win. The Bulls have only had one loss in the competition while Munster have already lost three of their four matches. The home team has been unlucky with injuries at the start of the season but on the positive side they have been bringing plenty of young players into the team. They have been rebuilding but will be glad that experienced players like Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne are available for this match.
TIP: Last season runners up the Bulls put in arguably their worst performance in this competition in their last match. They are famous for having a powerful, dominant pack but were over powered by a fired up Glasgow team. Coach Jake White will want a response from the forwards and Munster must be ready for a backlash from this Bulls team. The bookies have Munster as favourites but I am tipping the Bulls for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.75, Playabets 2.65 and Sunbet 2.50
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Munster vs Bulls
- These teams have met twice before with one win apiece.
- The home team has won on both occasions.
Latest results for both teams
Munster lost 20-11 to Munster in the last match while the Bulls lost 35-21 to Glasgow in their last match.
The Bulls will be desperate not to lose consecutive matches although playing Munster at Thomond Park is one of the most daunting fixtures in the competition. The visitors can draw inspiration form their semi-final win over Leinster last season. Munster know that if they don’t win this match they will fall further away from the playoff positions. They will look to Irish international flyhalf Joey Carbery to lead them around the park and guide the young backline. The Bulls have recalled Johan Goosen and if he can launch the dangerous backline then the visitors will win. I am predicting a Bulls win by 7 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Patrick Campbell, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Dan Goggin, 11 Shane Daly, 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Craig Casey, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 Peter O’Mahony (c), 6 Tadhg Beirne, 5 Edwin Edogbo, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Stephen Archer, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Jeremy Loughman
15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Wandisile Simelane, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 WJ Steenkamp, 6 Marcell Coetzee (c), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 1 Simphiwe Matanzima
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap:
The complete odds on the Bulls handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+3.5) 1.89
Playabets (+3.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are excellent returns on the Bulls upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the away team on the handicap. 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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