20-01-2024 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Bulls Vs Bordeaux

Bulls vs Bordeaux

The Bulls welcome Bordeaux to Loftus Versfeld for this final round group game in the Champions Cup. The visitors have been flawless so far, collecting a maximum of 15 points from their three matches. They are almost assured of top spot in the group even if they lose this match. The only team that can overtake them is Lyon but they play their final match away to Saracens and a win seems highly unlikely for them. The Bulls only need a point in this match to guarantee that they qualify. Even in the unlikely scenario of them not gaining a point, either Saracens or Bristol will need a bonus point win to overhaul them.

TIP: The Bulls rested their Springbok stars in the last match and are likely to do the same in this match as their replacements were brilliant in their away win over Bristol. Bordeaux have played their strongest teams in all three of their matches and may look to rest a few of their key players as they have already qualified. The Bulls will need to keep a close eye on the visitors Captain Matthieu Jalibert as he has been superb this season across all competitions. The bookies have the Bulls as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.28, Gbets 1.30 and Hollywoodbets 1.31

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Bulls vs Bordeaux

  • This is the first ever meeting between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

The Bulls beat Bristol 31-17 in their last match while Bordeaux beat Saracens 55-15 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Bulls have shown a more attacking edge this season as they bring their backline more into play unlike previous seasons where they were a forward dominated team. They will need to be accurate in attack as Bordeaux is one of the best teams on counter attacking ball. The French side have arguably the two form wingers in Europe in young Louis Bielle-Biarrey and Damian Penaud. Both players are devastating when given space as they have great sidesteps and pace. The match will be decided in the forwards and this is area the Bulls have the edge. I am predicting a home win by 6 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Bulls

15 Devon Williams, 14 Sebastian de Klerk, 13 David Kriel, 12 Harold Voster, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Mpilo Gumede,, 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marcell Coetzee (captain), 5 Reinhardt Ludwig, 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.

Bordeaux

15 Romain Buros, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Nicolas Depoorte, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11, Louis Bielle-Biarrey  10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Lucu, 8 Tevita Tatafu, 7 Pete Samu, 6 Pierre Bochaton, 5 Thomas Jolmès, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Sipili Falatea, 2 Clément Maynadier, 1 Ugo Boniface.

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:

Betway 1.28

Gbets 1.30

Hollywoodbets 1.31

Odds comparison on the Bordeaux handicap:

The complete odds on the Bordeaux handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+9.5)

Gbets 1.87 (+9.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+9.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Bulls outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+9.5)Gbets 1.87 (+9.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+9.5)

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