Cardiff vs Benetton
Cardiff welcomes Benetton to the Cardiff Arms Park for this match in the United Rugby Championships. Both teams are in the running for a playoff place off place with Benetton in 7th spot with 34 points while the home team are in 11th spot, five points behind. Cardiff will be looking to claim a bonus point win which will take them level with their opponents in this match. The home team are in the midst of a terrible run that has seen them lose their last three league matches while the visitors have only lost once in their last four matches.
TIP: Cardiff have a few players missing in this match due to national call ups but their problem is pale in comparison to Benneton who have more than 12 players that are away with the Italy national team. The home side have an excellent opportunity to finally end their win drought with victory in this match. The visitors have not been in great form on the road, winning just one of their five away matches this season. The lone away win came against winless Zebre. The bookies have Cardiff as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.30, Gbets 1.33 and Hollywoodbets 1.35
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Cardiff vs Benetton
- Cardiff have won four of the last five matches against Benetton.
- The last match between the teams was won by Benetton.
Latest results for both teams
Cardiff lost 34-18 to Leinster in their last match while Benetton were beaten 40-30 by Munster in their last match.
The home team started the season in excellent form but one win in their last five matches has seen them drop to a lowly 11th place. Cardiff have struggled in recent weeks with their attack and have failed to turn their possession into points. Benetton on the other hand have no such problems in attack but their away form is a worry. The home team had much success with the rolling maul earlier in the season and need to regain that power in the maul as it was a great attacking weapon. We are predicting a home win by more than 10 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Ben Thomas, 14 Owen Lane, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Max Llewellyn, 11 Jason Harries, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 James Ratti, 7 Ellis Jenkins, 6 Josh Turnbull (c), 5 Seb Davies, 4 Lopeti Timani, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Corey Domachowski
15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Onisi Ratave, 13 Marco Zanon, 12 Filippo Drago, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tomas Albornoz, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Henry Time-Stowers, 7 Alessandro Izekor, 6 Giovanni Pettinelli, 5 Riccardo Favrett, 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Siua Maile, 1 Nahuel Tetaz
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:
Betway 1.85 (-9.5)
Gbets 1.88 (-9.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Cardiff outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows Betway 1.85 (-9.5), Gbets 1.88 (-9.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (-9.5)
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