Connacht vs Scarlets
Both teams come into this match with contrasting results in their last match. Connacht lost to Leinster in the last round and while it is no shame losing to the competition favourites but they failed to trouble the scorers going down 10-0. Scarlets had no such problem as they easily overcame Zebre 36-12 in the last round and not even having a player sent off could stop them from a comfortable victory. It is still early in the competition but Connacht are already approaching a do or die situation as they have lost four of their five matches.
TIP: Connacht lone win this season was when they beat Munster and they will be looking for another performance like that in this match. Scarlets are still looking for their first away win of the season although this is only their second match on the road. Connacht will be happy to have Cian Prendergast and Leva Fifita back for this match as their power was sorely missed in the engine room. The bookies have Connacht as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.45, Playabets 1.42 and Sunbet 1.45
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Connacht vs Scarlets
- Scarlets have won three of the last four matches between these teams.
- Connacht have lost two of their last three home matches against the Scarlets.
Latest results for both teams
Connacht lost 10-0 to Leinster in their last match while the Scarlets beat Zebre 36-12 in their last match.
Connacht have been most disappointing in attack in this competition as they have had loads of possession in their matches but have lacked the edge to convert it into points. The last match was particularly disappointing as they battled to string passes together. Scarlets on the other hand had their attacking game on song as they ran in tries at will against Zebre. They will however miss Sam Lousi who was red carded in the last match. Connacht will be looking to get their rolling maul going as it has been a major weapon for them in the past. We are backing Connacht to win by 8 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Tiernan O’Halloran, 14 John Porch, 13 Byron Ralston, 12 David Hawkshaw, 11 Mack Hansen, 10 Jack Carty (c), 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 Paul Boyle, 7 Conor Oliver, 6 Cian Prendergast, 5 Leva Fifita, 4 Niall Murray, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Dave Heffernan, 1 Denis Buckley
15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Steff Evans, 12 Jonathan Davies (c), 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Sione Kalamafoni, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Josh Macleod, 5 Tom Price, 4 Jac Price, 3 Harri O’Connor, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Steff Thomas
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Connacht victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Connacht handicap:
The complete odds on the Connacht handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89
Playabets (-5.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Connacht outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-5.5) 1.84
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