18-11-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Munster vs Stormers

Munster vs Stormers  

In a repeat of last seasons final, Munster will entertain the Stormers at Thomond Park. The visitors will be out for revenge after losing the final on their home patch. Munster have an exceptional record against their opponents, having won all three of the previous meetings. Both teams are coming off defeats in their last match but the most disappointing aspect of those losses is that they dominated their matches but struggled to turn possession into points. Munster are a different beast at home and will want nothing less than a bonus point win on their home patch.  

TIP: Munster are set to welcome back their national players for this match which will make it an uphill task for the Stormers to claim their first win over the Irish outfit. The visitor’s strength in recent years have been their set pieces especially at scrum time but this season is has been their weakness. They are missing their Springbok props and Munster will be looking to exploit their front row. The bookies have Munster as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.22, Gbets 1.22 and Hollywoodbets 1.22


Munster vs Stormers

  • These sides have played each other three times before with Munster winning on each occasion.

Latest results for both teams

Munster lost 21-14 to Ulster in their last match while the Stormers lost 20-17 to Benetton in their last match.


The last two matches between these sides have been decided by 5 points or less but we feel Munster will be too strong for the Stormers if their Irish contingent is back. The visitors have looked awful on their travels as they are constantly kicking away ball. They are blessed with a super talented backline with the likes of Courtnall Skosan and Leolin Zas. Munster have shown a change of tactics this season with a more ball in hand approach especially when playing at home. This match will however be decided in the forwards and Munster have the edge in this area. I am predicting a home win by more than 10 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Shane Daly, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Antoine Frisch, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Seán O’Brien, 10 Jack Crowley, 9 Craig Casey, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 John Hodnett, 6 Alex Kendellen, 5 Fineen Wycherley, 4 Edwin Edogbo, 3 John Ryan, 2 Diarmuid Barron (captain), 1 Jeremy Loughman.


15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Ben Loader, 12 Ruhan Nel, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Neethling Fouche (captain), 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Ali Vermaak

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Munster victory are as follows:

Betway 1.22

Gbets 1.22

Hollywoodbets 1.23

Odds comparison on the Edinburgh handicap:

The complete odds on the Edinburgh handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-10.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-10.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-10.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Munster outright win but for better odds we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-10.5), Gbets 1.87 (-10.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-10.5)

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