Glasgow vs Exeter Chiefs
The Warriors were very impressive in their first match although they lost 20-13 to the losing finalists of last season, La Rochelle. The Chiefs won convincingly 42-6 but it was against a vey weakened Montpellier team so we can’t look too much at that result. Glasgow seem to have found form at the right time and new signing Josh Mckay has fitted in perfectly with the team. The Chiefs have not been at their best this season and have not been their dominant selves. This can be attributed to the form of the Simmonds brothers. Last season Sam smashed the record of most tries in a Premiership season but has not reached those heights again.
TIP: Glasgow is a team that love keeping ball in hand and they have the artificial pitch that favours this sort of game. They always had and still have a great backline but this season they have strength in the forwards as well. The Chiefs struggled against a weak Montpellier team in the scrums and no doubt the Warriors will be targeting this area. The battle at flyhalf could be key and I feel Ross Thompson as the edge over an out of form Joe Simmonds. The bookies have the Chiefs as favourites but I’m going for the upset Warriors win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 3.80, Playabets 3.75 and Sunbet 3.25
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Glasgow vs Exeter
- These teams have met seven times before with each team winning three matches and one draw.
- Glasgow are yet to lose at home to the Chiefs.
- Exeter won their last encounter 42-0 at Sandy Park.
Latest results for both teams
Glasgow lost their last match 20-13 against La Rochelle while Exeter won 42-6 against Montpellier.
These teams have very contrasting game plans which should make it a battle of the wits. The Chiefs keep the ball with the forwards and can go through multiple phases while the Warriors love to get the ball out to their dangerous backs. Newly capped Scottish internationals Kyle Steyn and Sione Tuipulotu have a big role to play and they will surely test the Chiefs defence. The Chiefs will again look to their driving maul and if the Warriors can counter this threat then they will win. I am predicting a upset home win by 3 points
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Josh McKay, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Cole Forbes, 10 Ross Thompson, 9 Ali Price (c), 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Rory Darge, 6 Matt Fagerson, 5 Richie Gray, 4 Scott Cummings, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Jamie Bhatti
15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ian Whitten, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Joe Simmonds, 9 Jack Maunder, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Sam Skinner, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Jonny Gray, 3 Sam Nixon, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie (c), 1 Alec Hepburn
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Harlequins victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Glasgow handicap :
The complete odds on the Glasgow handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+7.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+7.5) 1.88
Playabets (+7.5) 1.89
Predictions and Odds in details
The battle in the forwards will see the Chiefs trying to dominate as this is key to their game plan. This will not be an easy task against a pack boasting several internationals in Jack Dempsey, Richie Gray and George Turner. Dempsey in particular has been brilliant and is finally fulfilling his potential that he showed when playing for the Wallabies. There is great money to be made when backing the Warriors on the upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the home team on the handicap.The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+7.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+7.5) 1.88 and Playabets (+7.5) 1.89
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