22/06 Daily Predictions Currie Cup Leopards vs Valke

Leopards vs Valke

The Leopards play host to the Valke in this Currie Cup First Division match. There were contrasting starts to these teams’ campaign in the competition as the home side scored an excellent away win against the Border Bulldogs while the visitors in this match lost at home to Boland. The Leopards will have revenge on their mind as they were trounced by the Valke earlier in the season in the SA Cup. The big difference this time around is that the Leopards are playing at home which is a massive advantage for them.

TIP: Despite the Valke losing in their opening match, they have largely selected the same side. The Leopards rather unsurprisingly have stuck to the same side that beat Border on the opening weekend. The strength of both sides lies in their physical packs but the home team seem to have the edge in their exciting backline. If flyhalf Chaney Willemse can link up his backline then the home side could cause an upset. The bookies have the Valke as favorites but I am tipping the Leopards for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Tictacbets 3.80, Wanejo 3.80 and Bettabets 3.80


Leopards vs Valke

  • The Valke beat the Leopards in the last match between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

The Leopards beat the Bulldogs 26-24 in their last match while the Valke were beaten 36-22 by the Boland Kavaliers


The Valke have shown that they are capable of scoring plenty of tries especially through their driving maul. The Leopards will need their pack to defend the maul otherwise they will be chasing shadows in the game. The home side will be looking to their livewire Sanele Zungu to get them on the front foot with his quick distribution from the rucks. If he can find the likes of Tjaart Benade and Sinothando Tshontsyi in space then they could hurt the Valke by getting over the advantage line. The support of the home fans coupled with the confidence of winning last week makes me predict a Leopards win by 3 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Andre Grobler, 14 Naiden Jaarts, 13 Duncan van Vuuren, 12 Tjaart Benade, 11 Sinothando Tshontsyi, 10 Chaney Willemse, 9 Sanele Zungu, 8 Khwezi Mafu (C), 7 Jaen-Louis de Lange, 6 Chris Vermaak, 5 Mncedisi Dlwengu, 4 Stephan Krugel, 3 Kowie Roos, 2 Cheswin van Wyk, 1 Ruben du Plessis


15 Valentino Wellman, 14 Ezrick Alexander, 13 Musawenkosi Tshabala, 12 Andrew van Wyk, 11 Mosolwa Mafuma, 10 Sergio Stalmeester, 09 Anrich Richter, 08 Zingisa April, 07 Godfrey Muzanargwo, 6 Zander van der Merwe, 5 Eddie Evans (C), 4 Mihlali Stamper, 3 Cohen Kiewit, 2 Pierre Rabie, 1 Wiaan Schmidt

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Leopards victory are as follows:

Tictacbets 3.80

Wanejo 3.80

Bettabets 3.80

Odds comparison on the Leopards handicap:

The complete odds on the Leopards handicap:

Tictacbets 1.90 (+7.5)

Wanejo 1.87 (+7.5)  

Bettabets 1.89 (+7.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are excellent odds on the Leopards upset win but if you are looking for a safer bet, then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Tictacbets 1.90 (+7.5), Wanejo 1.87 (+7.5) and Bettabets 1.89 (+7.5)

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