24-12-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Benetton vs Zebre

Benetton vs Zebre

Benetton play host to Zebre in this Italian derby in the United Rugby Championship. The home team are currently in 12th spot with 19 points while the visitors are firmly rooted to the bottom of the table and are winless after 9 matches. Benetton are just three points of the playoff places and will be confident of beating the basement dwellers on their home patch. They have however only won one of their last five matches in this competition and will be desperate to win their home games if they are to have any chance of a top 8 finish.

TIP: Zebre have come close on a few occasions to breaking their win drought but have been let down by poor discipline. They are among the most penalized teams in the competition and will need to change this stat if they hope to win this match. The visitors are always starting matches poorly and leaving themselves too much to do in the second half. They will be desperate for a better start in this match.The bookies have Benetton 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 1.21   


Benetton vs Zebre

  • Benetton have won the last four matches between the sides.
  • Zebre have only won two of the last seven matches against Benetton.

Latest results for both teams

Benetton beat Bayonne 45-7 in their last match while Zebre lost 35-19 to Bristol in their last match.


Both teams have shown a willingness to run the ball this season so we can expect an exciting match although Zebre have struggled to find the balance between their kicking and running game. Benetton have a deadly back three who love to counter attack at any opportunity therefore Zebre will need to be accurate with their kicking game. The battle between the loose trios of both teams promises to be one of the highlights of the match. Benetton will look to their Argentinian flyhalf Tomas Albornoz to ignite their potent backline and if he’s successful, then they will win. I am predicting a home win by 15 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Onisi Ratave, 13 Nacho Brex, 12 Joaquin Andres Riera, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Tomas Albornoz, 9 Alessandro Garbisi, 8 Lorenzo Cannone, 7 Michele Lamaro (c), 6 Seb Negri Da Oleggio, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.


15 Lorenzo Pani, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Erich Cronjé, 12 Enrico Lucchin, 11 Latu Latunipulu, 10 Tiff Eden, 9 Gonzalo Garcia, 8 Matt Kvesic, 7 MJ Pelser, 6 Taina Fox-Matamua, 5 Andrea Zambonin, 4 David Sisi (captain), 3 Matteo Nocera, 2 Luca Bigi , 1 Luca Rizzoli.

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Benetton victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.18

Playabets 1.20

Sunbet 1.21

Odds comparison on the Benetton handicap:

The complete odds on the Benetton handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-11.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-11.5) 1.89

Playabets (-11.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Benetton outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-11.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-11.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-11.5) 1.84

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