17-12-2022 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Stormers vs London Irish

Stormers vs London Irish

The URC champions the Stormers welcome London Irish to the Cape Town Stadium for this match in the European Champions Cup. Both teams are coming off losses in their opening round matches after they surrendered healthy half time leads. London Irish in particular will be kicking themselves after they conceded a try after the half time whistle that provided Montpellier the momentum to stage a second half comeback. The Stormers led by 10 points at half time against Clermont, only to see the French giants storm to victory in the second half.

TIP: This will be the first ever match between the sides and it promises to be an exciting affair as both teams love to run the ball from anywhere on the field. The visitors will be without Argentinian stalwart Augustine Creevy as he is suspended following his red card in the last match. The home team will be aware that they will need a bonus point win if they are to harbour hopes of progressing to the knockout stages. 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 1.12 Playabets 1.11 and Sunbet 1.13

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Stormers vs London Irish

  • This is the first ever meeting between these teams.

Latest results for both teams

The Stormers lost 24-14 to Clermont in their last match while London Irish lost 32-27 to Montpellier in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Stormers know that they have to win their home games in this competition as the first match showed the difficulties of winning away from home. They will be looking to Mannie Libbok to weave his attacking magic in this match and link up the dangerous backline. The real strength of the Stormers has been in their forward pack but they will have their work cut out against a Irish team that plenty of international flair in the pack. The lineouts will be an area that the visitors target as they have an all Wallaby second row of Adam Coleman and Rob Simmons. The Stormers will look to attack the visitors in the scrum and then launch their rolling maul. We are predicting a home win by more than 15 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Stormers

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Alapati Leuia, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Gary Porter, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c)

London Irish

15 Ben Loader, 14 Lucio Cinti, 13 Will Joseph, 12 Benhard van Rensburg, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ben White, 8 So’otala Fa’aso’o, 7 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 6 Matt Rogerson (c), 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Lovejoy Chawatama, 2 Mike Willemse, 1 Facundo Gigena

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.12

Playabets 1.11

Sunbet 1.13

Odds comparison on the Stormers handicap:

The complete odds on the Stormers handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-14.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-14.5) 1.89

Playabets (-14.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Stormers 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 (-14.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-14.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-14.5) 1.84

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