Leinster vs Stormers
It’s a battle of the top two teams as Leinster welcomes the Stormers to the RDS Arena. The visitors will attempt to do what no side has done this season and that is to beat the Irish giants. Leinster has a staggering 12 point lead over the defending champions and have all but secured top spot yet again. A win for the home team will guarantee they finish top of the table. The visitors will welcome back their contingent of Springboks who were off for almost two months on rest protocols but no doubt they will be rusty.
TIP: It will be interesting to note the team that Leinster select as they are sure to rest some of the Irish national team heroes who won the Six Nations. The depth of the home team means that whatever team they put on the field will be difficult to beat. The Stormers have shown that they will not change their style of play and if they can get the better of the Leinster pack then they could spring a surprise. The bookies have Leinster as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.22, Gbets 1.23 and Hollywoodbets 1.22
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Leinster vs Stormers
- In the only previous meeting between the sides, the Stormers won 20-13.
Latest results for both teams
Leinster beat Edinburgh 47-27 in their last match while the Stormers beat the Sharks 29-23 in their last match.
Both teams play a similar brand of rugby although the Stormers are more adventurous on counter attack led by the brilliant Manie Libbok. Leinster have again proven to be deadly when they enter the opposition 22, they almost always come away with points. They will however be up against a miserly defence who has the turnover king Deon Fourie in their team. The Stormers like to play the game at pace therefore the home team will need their kickers to be accurate otherwise the pacy back three of the visitors will have a field day. The home team will have too much all round quality therefore I predict a home win by more than 10 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Jimmy O’Brien, 14 Jordan Larmour, 13 Liam Turner, 12 Jamie Osborne, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Max Deegan, 7 Scott Penny, 6 Rhys Ruddock (captain), 5 Brian Deeny, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Michael Ala’alatoa, 2 John McKee, 1 Michael Milne.
15 Damian Willemse, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Connor Evans, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain)
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:
Betway 1.91 (-10.5)
Gbets 1.90 (-10.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-10.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Leinster outright win therefore if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.91 (-10.5), Gbets 1.90 (-10.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-10.5)
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