Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh
Glasgow and Edinburgh clash again in what is another installment of The 1872 Challenge Cup. The home team are currently 9th on the log with 20 points while the visitors are 6th with 23 points. Glasgow can overtake their bitter rivals with a victory in this match but they will need to deny Edinburgh a losing bonus point. The hosts have struggled on their travels but have been excellent at home and remain unbeaten at Scotstoun after three games. The visitors will miss Darcy Graham and Blair Kinghorn for this match as they are both out injured.
TIP: Glasgow have a near full strength team for this match and will be counting on their supporters to come out in numbers for this match. Edinburgh will be looking to continue their ball in hand approach but have struggled in recent matches with their poor handling. They will be hoping the return of flyer Duhan van der Merwe will assist them in getting front foot ball. The bookies have Glasgow as favourites but I’m tipping Edinburgh for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.60 Playabets 2.55 and Sunbet 2.65
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh
- Glasgow have won four of the last five matches against Edinburgh.
- The last match between the sides was however won by Edinburgh 28-11.
Latest results for both teams
Glasgow beat USA Perpignan 26-18 in their last match while Edinburgh beat Castres 30-21 in their last match.
Glasgow have looked like a different side when they have played at home and will be hoping to continue that form against their oldest rivals. Edinburgh have chosen to play high tempo, high risk rugby but when it comes off, they are almost unstoppable. Glasgow will look to pressure them into mistakes with a high defensive line as this will make it very difficult for the visitors to attack from deep. The scrums look very evenly matches as both teams have internationals in their front row. Edinburgh have more game breakers like Emiliano Boffelli and Duhan van der Merwe therefore I am predicting the visitors to win by 8 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Josh McKay, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Stafford McDowall, 11 Kyle Steyn (c), 10 Tom Jordan, 9 George Horne, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Sione Vailanu, 6 Matt Fagerson, 5 Richie Gray, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Murphy Walker, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Jamie Bhatti
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 James Lang, 12 Chris Dean, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Charlie Savala, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Connor Boyle, 6 Jamie Ritchie (cc), 5 Grant Gilchrist (cc), 4 Glen Young, 3 WP Nel, 2 Tom Cruse, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Edinburgh victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Edinburgh handicap:
The complete odds on the Edinburgh handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+3.5) 1.89
Playabets (+3.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are excellent returns on the Edinburgh upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the visitors 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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