Leinster vs Gloucester
Irish giants Leinster welcome Champions Cup newcomers Gloucester to the RDS Arena for this European tie. The home team looked most impressive in their first round match as they dismantled French team Racing 42-10 on their home ground. Gloucester also began their campaign with a win but they were made to work hard for the victory by an under strength Bordeaux team. The visitors will need to cut out their unforced errors otherwise this match will be over as a contest very early on. The home team will be hoping that their talisman Captain Johnny Sexton will be available for this match.
TIP: The home team seem to have the advantage in all areas and will need to guard against complacency in this match. The visitors tactic of kicking away possession and backing their defence to win matches will not work against a very dangerous Leinster team who can attack from anywhere on the field especially when playing at home. Any wayward kicking will be severely punished by the home team. The bookies have Leinster as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.03, Playabets 1.04 and Sunbet 1.03
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Leinster vs Gloucester
- This is the first ever meeting between these teams.
Latest results for both teams
Leinster was their last match 42-10 against Racing while Gloucester beat Bordeaux 22-17 in their last match.
Leinster will want to lay down a marker in their first home game of the season in this competition and this spells bad news for the visitors. The home team looked in irrepressible form in the last match and if they play with the same intensity then we can expect a cricket score. Gloucester always play to the same game plan of using their rolling maul as their biggest weapon and when this does not work, they find themselves in all sorts of problems. Leinster have one of the most potent backlines in the competition with James Lowe and Hugo Keenan ready to pounce on any counter attacking opportunities. We are backing the home team to win by more than 25 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Jimmy O’Brien, 13 Garry Ringrose (c), 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 James Lowe, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Ryan Baird, 5 James Ryan, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Michael Ala’alatoa, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Andrew Porter
15 Lloyd Evans, 14 Alex Hearle, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Seb Atkinson, 11 Jonny May, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Steve Varney, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Freddie Clarke, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Cameron Jordan, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Santiago Socino, 1 Val Rapava Ruskin
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Leinster victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Leinster handicap:
The complete odds on the Leinster handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-22.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-22.5) 1.89
Playabets (-22.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Leinster 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 (-22.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-22.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-22.5) 1.84
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