23-12-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Stormers vs Bulls

Stormers vs Bulls

The Stormers welcome the Bulls to the Cape Town Stadium for a rematch of last seasons final in which the home team scraped a win to claim the title. The Bulls will no doubt have revenge on their mind and Jake White has targeted this match for a win as he fielded under strength teams in his last two games in the Champions Cup. They were pummeled 44-14 in the last match against the Exeter Chiefs. The Stormers on the other hand have fielded full strength teams the past two games and will definitely have momentum on their side.

TIP: The Bulls currently occupy second spot on the log with the Stormers just a spot below in third place. Both teams have 34 points but the visitors have played the extra game. It will be interesting to see if the Bulls tactics of giving their first team players a two week break pays dividends or if they will be rusty to start the match. The bookies have the Stormers as favourites but I’m tipping the Bulls for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.90 Playabets 2.85 and Sunbet 2.85


Stormers vs Bulls

  • The Stormers have won the last three matches against the Bulls.
  • The Bulls have only won once on their last 12 visits to Cape Town.

Latest results for both teams

The Stormers beat London Irish 34-14 in their last match while the Bulls lost 44-14 to the Exeter Chiefs last time out.


The Stormers have an all Springbok front row and will look to gain the advantage from the first scrum. The Bulls have a strong pack as always but their front row will be put under immense pressure, if they can at least gain parity in the scrums, then they could cause an upset. Both teams have excellent backlines and the match ups between the Springbok counterparts could be fiery and very exciting. The contest that stands out as a highlight will be at flyhalf as Manie Libbok and Johan Goosen go head to head trying to stake their claim for the Springbok ten jersey. Whichever of the two can better ignite their backline, will come out victorious. I am predicting the Bulls to win by 4 points.

by 5 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Damian Willemse, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ben-Jason Dixon, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c)


15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Canan Moodie, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marco Van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje (c), 4 Ruan Vermaak, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 2.90

Playabets 2.85

Sunbet 2.85

Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap:

The complete odds on the Bulls handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (+4.5) 1.90

Sunbet (+4.5) 1.89

Playabets (+4.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are excellent returns on the Bulls 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 (+4.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+4.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+4.5) 1.84

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