16-12-2022 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Bordeaux Begles vs Sharks

Bordeaux Bègles vs Sharks

Bordeaux welcome the Sharks to the Stade Chaban Delmas for this match in the European Champions Cup. The home team will be looking to bounce back after their first round defeat to Gloucester. They will no doubt be selecting a stronger team for this match after going into the last match without a number of first team regulars. The Sharks on the other hand will be delighted that their debut in this competition ended with a victory over Premiership side Harlequins. They will however be without prop Ox Nche after he was banned for three matches after his red card.

TIP: Bordeaux will welcome back their French international flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert for this match as he was sorely missed in the defeat to Gloucester. The Sharks will be tested by the number 10 maestro as he has a bag of tricks and will be difficult to contain. The visitors will need to be better disciplined in this match as there were periods in the last match that they played with 13 players. The bookies have Bordeaux as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.57, Playabets 1.60 and Sunbet 1.53

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Bordeaux Bègles vs Sharks

  • This is the first ever meeting between these teams.

Latest results for both teams

Bordeaux lost 22-17 to Gloucester in their last match while the Sharks beat Harlequins 39-31 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Sharks showed against Harlequins that their strength lies in their Springbok laden forward pack with the likes of Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth leading the way. If Bordeaux can find a way to neutralize the visitors forward pack then they will win this match. The Sharks scrum will be severely weakened by the loss of Nche and the home team will target the young and inexperienced Ntuthuko Mchunu. Bordeaux have threats throughout their backline and if Jalibert can link up with his deadly wingers in Santiago Cordero and Madosh Tambwe, then the visitors will be in for a long afternoon. We are backing the home team to win by 8 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Bordeaux

15 Romain Buros, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Tani Vili, 12 Federico Mori, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Lucu, 8 Tom Willis, 7 Mahamadou Diaby (c), 6 Renato Giammarioli, 5 Alban Roussel, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sipili Falatea, 2 Maxime Lamothe, 1 Lekso Kaulashvili

Sharks

15 Boeta Chamberlain, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1Ntuthuko Mchunu

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bordeaux victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.57

Playabets 1.60

Sunbet 1.53

Odds comparison on the Ulster handicap:

The complete odds on the Ulster handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-3.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-3.5) 1.89

Playabets (-3.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are decent returns on the Bordeaux outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-3.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-3.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-3.5) 1.84

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