22/06 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championships Bulls vs Glasgow

Bulls vs Glasgow

The Bulls play host to Glasgow in the United Rugby Championship final at their fortress Loftus Versfeld. The home side go into the match as favourites as they have only lost in Pretoria once all season. It is ironic that the only loss came against Munster, the side Glasgow beat away from home in the semi-final. The visitors will not be too perturbed about playing away from home as their coach Franco Smith knows this part of the world very well. Both these teams pulled off upset wins in the semi-finals and it remains to be seen which side has more juice left in the tank.  

TIP: The Bulls have been here before as they reached the finals in the inaugural year of the competition but lost to the Stormers. This time around they will be playing in front of a sold out home crowd in excess of 50 000. Glasgow has plenty of international experience in their side so they should not be too fazed by the massive crowd. The match will be decided in the forwards and this is an area that we feel the Bulls hold the advantage. The bookies have the Bulls as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Tictacbets 1.30, Wanejo 1.30 and Bettabets 1.31

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Bulls vs Glasgow

  • The Blues have won four of the last five matches against the Brumbies.
  • The last time the Brumbies beat the Blues in Auckland was in 2013.

Latest results for both teams

The Blues beat the Drua 36-5 in their last match while the Brumbies beat the Highlanders 32-16 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Bulls have traditionally been a very forwards dominated team who kicked a lot of ball away but in recent seasons there has been a shift towards a more ball in hand approach which has paid handsome rewards. They received a massive boost when Kurt-Lee Arendse was announced fit for the final. Glasgow have been one of the most entertaining teams in the competition with their expansive running game complimented by brilliant backline players like Josh McKay and Sebastian Cancelliere. The battle between the latter and Arendse promises to be one of the highlights of the match. The home crowd and power of the Bulls packs makes me predict a home win by more than 10 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Bulls

15 Devon Williams, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 David Kriel, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Cameron Hanekom, 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje (c), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp

Glasgow  

15 Josh McKay, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Kyle Steyn (captain), 10 Tom Jordan, 9 George Horne, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Rory Darge, 6 Matt Fagerson, 5 Richie Gray, 4 Scott Cummings, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Johnny Matthews, 1 Jamie Bhatti

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:

Tictacbets 1.30

Wanejo 1.30

Bettabets 1.31

Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap:

The complete odds on the Bulls handicap:

Tictacbets 1.90 (-9.5)

Wanejo 1.87 (-9.5)  

Bettabets 1.89 (-9.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Blues outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Tictacbets 1.90 (-9.5), Wanejo 1.87 (-9.5) and Bettabets 1.89 (-9.5)

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