18-02-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Munster vs Edinburgh

Munster vs Edinburgh

Munster will be disappointed after they narrowly lost their last match to the Glasgow Warriors and only a late missed conversion denied them a share of the spoils. Edinburgh surprisingly fielded a below strength team against Leinster and were duly punished 26-7 by the champions. The home team is fifth on the log with 30 points while the visitors are in fourth place with 34 points. The hosts do have a game in hand over their opponents. A victory for Munster could see them leapfrog the Scottish side provided they deny them a bonus point.

TIP: Munster will be looking to their pack of forwards to put in better display than they did last week and the whole team needs to be better disciplined. They will need their experienced players to step up in order for them to bounce back with a victory. Edinburgh have selected a team that is filled with international quality especially in the backs. The bookies have Munster as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.33, Playabets 1.26 and Sunbet 1.22


Munster vs Edinburgh

  • Munster have won four of the last five matches against Edinburgh.
  • Munster have only lost once in their last six home matches against Edinburgh.
  • The last time Edinburgh beat Munster at home was in 2019.

Latest results for both teams

Munster lost their last match 13-11 to Glasgow while Edinburgh were beaten 26-7 by Leinster in their last match.


Munster will look to dominate the Edinburgh pack as the visitors have some new faces in the forwards. If Edinburgh can get good ball for their backs then they could run riot. The have an international backline with players like Emiliano Boffelli and Blair Kinghorn. Boffelli showed his class and pace against Leinster when he scored a great solo try. Munster will be hoping to get their driving maul working as they struggled with the maul against Glasgow. I am tipping the Munster to win by by more than 10 points.  

  • Probable Starting XVs


15 Mike Haley, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Dan Goggin, 11 Simon Zebo 10 Ben Healy, 9 Craig Casey, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 Chris Cloete, 6 Jack O’Donoghue, 5 Fineen Wycherley, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Stephen Archer, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 1 Dave Kilcoyne


15 Henry Immelman, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Mark Bennett (c), 12 James Lang, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Ben Muncaster, 7 Connor Boyle, 6 Nick Haining, 5 Glen Young, 4 Marshall Sykes, 3 Lee-Roy Atalifo, 2 Adam McBurney, 1 Boan Venter

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Munster victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.33

Playabets 1.26

Sunbet 1.22

Odds comparison on the Munster handicap :

The complete odds on the Munster handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-8.5) 1.85

Sunbet (-8.5) 1.93

Playabets (-8.5) 1.82

  • Predictions and Odds in details

This match will come down to the defence of Munster against the attack of Edinburgh. Munster have shown all season that they are a fantastic defensive side especially when they play at home. Scottish flyhalf Blair Kinghorn will have an important role to play and will need to be accurate with the boot otherwise the likes of Zebo will counter attack at will. There are poor odds on the Munster outright win therefore we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-8.5) 1.85, Sunbet (-8.5) 1.90 and Playabets (-8.5) 1.82

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