24-11-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Edinburgh vs Benetton

Edinburgh vs Benetton

Edinburgh play host to Benetton at the DAM Health Stadium for this URC encounter. The home team have made an excellent start to the season with four wins from five matches. They are just three points of the table toppers, Leinster. Benetton were the only unbeaten team coming into the last round of matches but unfortunately lost their unbeaten record as they went down 26-12 to Glasgow. They were in the match right until the final few minutes when Glasgow scored a try to seal the win. Edinburgh will be weary of putting in a full 80-minute performance as they are great in the first half but often let opponents back into the game in the second half.  

TIP: Edinburgh look a different team with their international players back and they won’t want to make too many changes to a winning team. They will be hoping that livewire wing Darcy Graham is over his injury as a wing partnership of him and Duhan van der Merwe could be deadly. Benetton also have a full complement of players to choose from and will be looking to get veteran fullback Rhyno Smith back into the starting XV. The bookies have Edinburgh as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.25, Gbets 1.23 and Hollywoodbets 1.25


Edinburgh vs Benetton

  • The last eight matches between the teams has seen four wins apiece.
  • The home team have won the last eight matches.

Latest results for both teams

Edinburgh beat the Bulls 31-23 in their last match while Benetton lost 26-12 to Glasgow in their last match.


Edinburgh have shown great defence this season in their four wins but will be looking for more from their attack. Ben Healy has been great with his kicking game but has struggled to link up his potent backline that includes the likes of Wes Goosen and Duhan van der Merwe. The latter will be itching to get more in space as he is almost impossible to stop when he builds up a head of steam. Benetton have the similar problem as their defence has been excellent but their attack has been very one dimensional. Despite only losing one match their points tally of 83 after five matches is the second lowest in the competition. I am predicting a home win by more than 10 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 James Lang, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Ben Healy, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Connor Boyle, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Glen Young, 3 WP Nel, 2 Ewan Ashman, 1 Pierre Schoeman


15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Marcus Watson, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Marco Zanon, 11 Paolo Odogwu, 10 Tomas Albornoz, 9 Alessandro Garbisi, 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Michele Lamaro (captain), 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Niccolò Cannone, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 1 Ivan Nemer

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Edinburgh victory are as follows:

Betway 1.25

Gbets 1.23

Hollywoodbets 1.25

Odds comparison on the Edinburgh handicap:

The complete odds on the Edinburgh handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-9.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-9.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-9.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Edinburgh outright win therefore we suggest backing them on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-9.5), Gbets 1.87 (-9.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-9.5)

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