Stormers vs Cardiff
The Stormers were ruthless in their last match as they thrashed Italian side Zebre 55-7 while Cardiff lost to 37-20 to the Lions. The home team are one of the form teams in the URC and have steadily made their way up the table to ninth position with 29 points. they are just one point out of the playoff places but have a game in hand over the eight placed Ospreys. Cardiff are in 13th position with 18 points and face an almost impossible battle to make the playoffs. They were very poor in the match against the Lions and will need a big improvement otherwise risk a big loss.
TIP: The Stormers will have their regular captain Steven Kitshoff back for this match after he was given a break in the last match. This will certainly give them the advantage at scrum time and Cardiff struggled in the scrum against the Lions. The home team seems to have the edge in all departments and for Cardiff to be competitive they will need to use all their experience and in this match. The bookies have the Stormers as favourites and I also back them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.09, Playabets 1.09 and Sunbet 1.12.
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Stormers vs Cardiff
- This is the first meeting between these teams.
Latest results for both teams
Stormers won their last match 55-7 against Zebre while Cardiff lost their last match 37-20 to the Sharks.
The Stormers have traditionally been a team that thrives on dominating with the forwards and driving teams into the ground but they now have found an excellent balance that allow backs and forwards to play as one. They have world class attacking players like Damian Willemse, Warrick Gelant and Seabelo Senatla at their disposal. The Cardiff kickers need to be accurate with their kicks otherwise these three players will run rings around their defenses. Cardiff’s best chance of causing an upset rests with their ability to keep the ball alive and not having too many set pieces. I am predicting Stormers win by more than 17 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
15 Matthew Morgan, 14 Jason Harries, 13 Max Llewellyn, 12 Ben Thomas, 11 Theo Cabango, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 James Botham, 7 Ellis Jenkins, 6 Josh Turnbull (c), 5 Rory Thornton, 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Corey Domachowski
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Stormers handicap :
The complete odds on the Stormers handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-15.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-15.5) 1.88
Playabets (-15.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
Cardiff must make certain that their maul defence is all in order as the Stormers have one of the best mauls in the competition. The Stormers seem to have found their form at the right time as the battle for playoff positions heats up. There are poor odds on the Stormers victory therefore we suggest taking the handicap on the local team as the odds make the bet worth the while. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-15.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-15.5) 1.88 and Playabets (-15.5) 1.84
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