20-05-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Ospreys vs Bulls

Ospreys vs Bulls

Ospreys will be desperately trying to finish as the top Welsh team in the competition as they are currently on the same number of points as the Scarlets. They Bulls on the other hand are assured of a playoff position but are pushing for a top four finish which will give them a home quarter final. The home team have been in impressive recent form winning their last three matches. This is the first time this season that they have won three matches in a row. Both these teams are strong in the forwards and whichever pack gains an advantage will see their team to victory.

TIP: The return of Welsh internationals like George North, Alun Wyn Jones and Gareth Anscombe have given the Ospreys the boost they so desperately needed and it has come at the right time of the season. The Bulls are famous for having a strong forward pack that dominates the opposition but they could meet their match against an Ospreys pack laden with Wales internationals. The bookies have the Ospreys as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.80, Playabets 1.75 and Sunbet 1.85.

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Ospreys vs Bulls

  • This is the first meeting between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

Ospreys won their last match 50-31 against the Dragons while the Bulls beat the Glasgow Warriors 29-17 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Ospreys will know that a bonus point win for them could secure their position as the top Welsh team especially with the Scarlets having to face the in-form Stormers team. The Welsh team have dangerous backline players like George North in particular and will fancy their chances against a Bulls backline with young players like Canan Moodie and David Kriel. These players will be put under immense pressure as they will face an aerial bombardment from the Welsh halfbacks Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Webb. The Bulls have not travelled well in this competition therefore we are backing the Ospreys to win by 8 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Ospreys

15 Michael Collins, 14 Luke Morgan, 13 George North, 12 Owen Watkin, 11 Keelan Giles, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Rhys Webb (c), 8 Morgan Morris, 7 Jac Morgan, 6 Will Griffiths, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Dewi Lake, 1 Gareth Thomas

Bulls

15 Canan Moodie, 14 David Kriel, 13 Cornal Hendricks, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marcell Coetzee (captain), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Ospreys victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.80

Playabets 1.75

Sunbet 1.85

Odds comparison on the Ospreys handicap :

The complete odds on the Ospreys handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-1.5) 1.91

Sunbet (-1.5) 1.89

Playabets (-1.5) 1.81

Predictions and Odds in details

The Bulls will dearly love to lose the tag of poor travellers as they attempt to secure a top four finish. They may be tested in the scrum as the Ospreys have an international front row for this match. The man that will need to lead from the front is Marcell Coetzee as he has extensive experience of playing in overseas conditions. There are decent returns on the Ospreys win but we suggest taking them on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-1.5) 1.91, Sunbet (-1.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-1.5) 1.81

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