21-10-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Benetton vs Bulls

Benetton vs Bulls

Both the previous matches between these sides have been won by the home side on the day. The Bulls have been very poor in their opening tour matches and will be hoping that they can avoid three successive away losses. Benetton will be glad to be back home after they were thrashed 53-8 against Edinburgh in their last match. The home team will not be too perturbed by their last loss as they had a second string team playing in that match. All their big guns are back for this match and they and are yet to lose a home match this season.

TIP: Both teams are on 14 points after 5 matches with the winner possibly moving up to as high as fifth place. The Bulls are famous for being the most physical team in the competition but they were over powered by Munster in the last match. Coach Jake White will be expecting a positive retort from this team and have made multiple changes for this match. The bookies have the Bulls as favourites for this match but I am tipping Benetton for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.40, Playabets 2.35 and Sunbet 2.30

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Benetton vs Bulls

  • These teams have met twice before with each team winning once.

Latest results for both teams

Benetton lost 53-8 against Edinburgh in the last match while the Bulls lost 31-17 to Munster in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Italians have proven to be a different beast on their home patch and are unbeaten at home with three wins from three. They will welcome back captain Dewaldt Duvenage who was rested for the last match. He will use his knowledge of the Bulls players from his time playing in South Africa. The Bulls have recalled veteran hooker Bismarck du Plessis and they will be hoping that he can fix their lineout issues from the last match. The battle between flyhalves Tomas Albornoz and Chris Smith will decide the match and I feel the Benetton number 10 will come out on top. I am predicting a Benetton win by six points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Benetton

15 Giacomo Da Re, 14 Ignacio Mendy, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Marco Zanon, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tomas Albornoz, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage (c), 8 Lorenzo Cannone, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Manuel Zuliani, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Scott Scrafton, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 1 Ivan Nemer

Bulls

15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 David Kriel, 13 Stedman Gans, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Wandisile Simelane, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Marco van Staden, 6 Marcell Coetzee (c), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Janko Swanepoel, 3 Francois Klopper, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Benetton victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 2.40

Playabets 2.35

Sunbet 2.30

Odds comparison on the Benetton handicap:

The complete odds on the Benetton handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90

Sunbet (+3.5) 1.89

Playabets (+3.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are excellent odds on the Benetton upset win but if you are looking for a safety bet then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+3.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+3.5) 1.84

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