Cardiff vs Munster
Cardiff and Munster will be looking to get their URC campaigns of to a good start after having indifferent results in the last season. The home team finished in 14th position and failed to make the playoffs while Munster finished in 6th place but were eliminated in the quarter finals by Ulster. The home team has recruited well in the off season as they have signed Welsh internationals Liam Williams, Taulupe Faletau and Thomas Young. The acquisition of the two Lions,Williams and Faletau,are great scoops for this team.
TIP: Munster have not selected their strongest team for this match and that is a very surprising decision in the competition opener they have sent an under strength team. New signing Malakai Fekitoa will however make his debut in this match and the battle between the former All Black and Samoan Rey Lee-Lo in the midfield should be on of the highlights of the match.The bookies have Cardiff as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.83, Playabets 1.81 and Sunbet 1.80
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Cardiff vs Munster
- Munster have won the last six matches between the teams.
- Cardiff have only won one of the last seven matches against Munster
Latest results for both teams
This is the first match of the season for both teams.
The new signings for Cardiff will be determined to start their new venture with a win but they won’t have an easy task against a Munster side they have not beaten in the last six matches. Cardiff look to have the stronger team especially since Munster have not included their Irish internationals. The home team love to keep the ball in hand and this will be the perfect opportunity for them to run the Munster team ragged. Cardiff also have the edge in the forwards and will use their driving maul to great effect. I am predicting a home win by 12 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Liam Williams, 14 Owen Lane, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Max Llewellyn, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Thomas Young, 6 James Botham, 5 Seb Davies, 4 Josh Turnbull (c), 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Rhys Carré
15 Shane Daly, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Liam Coombes, 10 Ben Healy, 9 Paddy Patterson, 8 Jack O’Sullivan, 7 Alex Kendellen, 6 Jack O’Donoghue (c), 5 Fineen Wycherley, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Keynan Knox, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Josh Wycherley
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Cardiff victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Cardiff handicap :
The complete odds on the Cardiff handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.95
Sunbet (-2.5) 1.89
Playabets (-2.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
There are decent returns on the Cardiff outright win but we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.95, Sunbet (-2.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-2.5) 1.81
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