25-02-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Lions vs Glasgow

Lions vs Glasgow

Two teams with contrasting form meet in this match as the Lions welcome Glasgow to Emirates Park for this URC match. The home team are on a five match losing streak in the league while the visitors have won their last six matches to climb up to an impressive fourth place. The Lions are in 14th place and are playing for pride as they have no chance of making the playoffs. Glasgow on the other hand will want a seventh straight win to secure a home playoff match. They have however been decimated with national call ups with as many as 12 players unavailable.

TIP: One of the very few positives for the Lions is that they don’t have any Springbok players on rest protocols but they are missing key players like Jordan Hendrickse and Henco van Wyk who are both injured.  Glasgow are in the very privileged situation of having great depth in their squad and can even leave experienced international Duncan Weir on the bench. The Lions will still need to be at their best if they are to beat the second string Glasgow team. The bookies have Glasgow as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.80, Gbets 1.80 and Hollywoodbets 1.82


Lions vs Glasgow

  • The teams have met once before with Glasgow winning 13-9.

Latest results for both teams

The Lions lost 29-7 to the Sharks in their last match while Glasgow beat Ulster 17-11 in their last match.


The Lions will be hoping for a much better performance from the whole team with flyhalf Gianni Lombard under the most pressure. The former age group Springbok missed three easy kicks in the last match that set the tone that the Lions were never able to recover from. Glasgow have plenty of international quality in their backline with an all Scottish international pair of captain Stafford McDowall and Sam Johnson. Their battle with Lions captain Marius Louw in the midfield could go a long way to deciding the match. The visitors have also been boosted by the return of Scotland international Rory Darge who has recovered from a long term injury. The visitors have too much class therefore we are predicting a Glasgow win by 10 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Quan Horn, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Marius Louw (c), 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 Ruan Venter, 3 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 2 PJ Botha, 1 JP Smith


15 Josh McKay, 14 Cole Forbes, 13 Stafford McDowall (c), 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Eli Caven, 10 Tom Jordan, 9 Jamie Dobie, 8 Sione Vailanu, 7 Rory Darge, 6 Ally Miller, 5 Scott Cummings, 4 Lewis Bean , 3 Lucio Sordoni, 2 Johnny Matthews, 1 Nathan McBeth

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Glasgow victory are as follows:

Betway 1.80

Gbets 1.80

Hollywoodbets 1.82

Odds comparison on the Glasgow handicap:

The complete odds on the Glasgow handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-1.5)

Gbets 1.88 (-1.5)

Hollywoodbets1.90 (-1.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are decent returns on the Glasgow but if you looking for better odds, we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-1.5),Gbets 1.88 (-1.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (-1.5)

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