Leinster vs Munster
This match is usually the biggest match up in Irish rugby but Munster have surprised many by not putting out their strongest side and we are not sure if it is due to injury or a tactical decision. Leinster have selected a very strong side and the recall of Johnny Sexton is the highlight on their team sheet. He will be facing Irish teammate Joey Carbery who is lining up at flyhalf for Munster. The Leinster team certainly have the edge in the pack as Munster have not selected stalwarts like Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony
TIP: Munster coach Graham Rowntree in his short time in charge has often spoken about giving the younger players plenty of opportunities and he certainly has done that in this match. It remains to be seen if his decision is a success or it could backfire badly. Leinster also have their fair share of youngsters in their team but they have the experienced players around them. The bookies have Leinster as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.18, Playabets 1.20 and Sunbet 1.19
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Leinster vs Munster
- Leinster have won four of the last five matches between the sides.
- Munster have only won one of the last nine matches against Leinster.
Latest results for both teams
Leinster beat Connacht 10-0 in their last match while Munster beat the Bulls 31-17 in their last match.
Leinster will be licking their lips and will want to give the young Munster players a baptism of fire in this match. The home team will be looking to Sexton and Irish centre paring Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw to launch their young but very pacy outside backs. If Munster are to have any chance of pulling of the upset win they will need their forward pack to match the home teams pack. Leinster have too much firepower across the field therefore I am predicting a home win by over 20 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Ciarán Frawley, 14 Jimmy O’Brien, 13 Garry Ringrose (c), 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Jamie Osbourne, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Scott Penny, 6 Max Deegan, 5 James Ryan, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Cian Healy
15 Jack Crowley, 14 Shane Daly, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Liam Coombes, 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 John Hodnett, 6 Jack O’Donoghue (c), 5 Tom Ahern, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Keynan Knox, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 1 Jeremy Loughman
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Leinster victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Leinster handicap:
The complete odds on the Leinster handicap:
Worldsportsbetting ( -11.5) 1.90
Playabets ( -11.5) 1.88
Sunbet ( -11.5) 1.89
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Leinster outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting ( -11.5) 1.90, Playabets ( -11.5) 1.88 and Sunbet ( -11.5) 1.89
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