21-01-2023 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Stormers vs Clermont

Stormers vs Clermont

The Stormers welcome Clermont to the Cape Town Stadium for this match in the Champions Cup and will have revenge on their mind after losing the reverse leg in France. The home team have won two of their three matches but will want a win in this match to secure a home tie in the round of 16. Clermont on the other hand do not have any option but to win this match if they are to qualify. They are currently in the last qualifying position but the two teams below them are playing each therefore a loss for them will see them eliminated.

TIP: The home team will be missing their Springbok number 10 Mannie Libbok who is out of the match with concussion while Clermont have left both their international wingers Damian Penaud and Alivereti Raka out of this match. The Stormers will be keen to stamp their forward dominance early in the match which should lay the form for their dynamic backline to explode. The bookies have the Stormers as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.10, Playabets 1.09 and Sunbet 1.10

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Stormers vs Clermont

  • These teams have met once before with Clermont winning that encounter

Latest results for both teams

The Stormers beat London Irish 28-14 in the last match while Clermont lost 44-29 to Leicester in their last match.

PREDICTION

The home team have shown that despite their powerful forward they love to run the ball and will be interesting to see how well Kade Wolhuter can adapt to the pivot position. The Stormers have attacking threats all over the field led by arguably their player of the season, Hacjivah Dayimani. The number eight is the catalyst of many of his teams counter attacks as he is faster than most backline players. Clermont have sent an under-strength team and this could backfire badly especially if the Stormers are given space on the ball. I am predicting a Stormers win by 20 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Stormers

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Kade Wolhuter, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Connor Evans, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c)

Clermont

15 Alex Newsome, 14 Marvin O’Connor, 13 Cheik Tiberghien, 12 George Moala, 11 Bautista Delguy, 10 Anthony Belleau, 9 Baptiste Jauneau, 8 Judicaël Cancoriet (c), 7 Killian Tixeront, 6 Alexandre Fischer, 5 Thibaud Lanen, 4 Paul Jedrasiak, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Etienne Fourcade, 1 Giorgi Beria

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.10

Playabets 1.09

Sunbet 1.10

Odds comparison on the Stormers handicap:

The complete odds on the Stormers handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-15.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-15.5) 1.89

Playabets (-15.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns of the Stormers outright victory therefore we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-15.5) 1.90,Sunbet (-15.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-15.5) 1.84

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