25-02-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Zebre vs Bulls

Zebre vs Bulls

This is the first ever meeting between these sides while this will be the Bulls second ever match in Italy. They lost heavily in the Rainbow Cup final when they played Benetton. Zebre are lost on the log with seven defeats from their seven matches. They will be desperate to break their duck. The Bulls are coming off a home defeat to the Sharks and find themselves in 12th position with 18 points. They will be without their talisman Morne Steyn who was red carded in the last match.

TIP: The Bulls know that for them to have any realistic chance of qualifying for the playoffs they need to start winning as soon as possible. They are currently five points behind the playoff spots and will think anything less than five points in this match will be a failure. Zebre have been depleted by national call ups and will need to play their academy players in this match.The bookies have the Bulls as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.08, Playabets 1.07 and Sunbet 1.09.

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Zebre vs Bulls

  • This is the first ever meeting between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

Zebre lost their last match 34-17 to Munster while the Bulls lost 29-22 to the Sharks in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Bulls game plan is very simple, bash the opposition into submission with their big forwards. They love the rolling maul and are very good at scoring tries from it. Zebre will need their maul defence to be excellent otherwise the Bulls will have a field day. Zebre to have any chance will need to play a high tempo fast game and move the big Bulls big pack around the field. The Bulls will be led by the rampant Marcell Coetzee and he is one of the few Bulls players to have played Zebre before when he was at Ulster. I predict Bulls win by more than 20 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Zebre

TBA

Bulls

15 David Kriel, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Chris Smit, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Marcell Coetzee (captain), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Jacques van Rooyen, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.08

Playabets 1.07

Sunbet 1.09

Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap :

The complete odds on the Bulls handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-16.5) 1.91

Sunbet (-17.5) 1.89

Playabets (-16.5) 1.81

Predictions and Odds in details

The Bulls have an almost full strength team with only Morne Steyn being absent so they should be too strong for an under strength Zebre team. This would normally be the case but the Bulls are notoriously poor travellers. They will want to put that myth behind them with a convincing win. There are poor odds on the Bulls win therefore we suggest the away team on the handicap for better returns. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-16.5) 1.91, Sunbet (-17.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-16.5) 1.81

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