25-03-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Ospreys vs Dragons

Ospreys vs Dragons

It’s an all Welsh clash as the Ospreys welcome the Dragons to the Swansea.com stadium for this URC encounter. The home team is on a two game losing streak in the competition while the visitors are worse off, losing their last four matches. Ospreys only have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs but they will need to win their remaining matches and hope other results go their way. The Dragons are playing for pride and will be looking to improve on their lowly 15th spot although the team above them is 10 points ahead.

TIP: The home team will be hoping to call on their international stars but the more likely option is that those players will be rested after a gruelling Six Nations. The Dragons have lost 12 matches in the competition and more than half those losses were by single digit margins. They will be hoping that they can turn those narrow defeats into victory. The home team seem to have the stronger pack and that could tilt the match in their favour. . The bookies have Ospreys as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.25, Gbets 1.25 and Hollywoodbets 1.26


Ospreys vs Dragons

  • Ospreys have won three of the last four matches against the Dragons.
  • The won team have won only two of the last nine matches between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

The Ospreys lost their last match 21-20 to Benetton while the Dragons lost 22-20 to Connacht in their last match.


Ospreys have had the strongest scrum in the competition this season and have won the most penalties of it. They will no doubt be targeting the Dragons in the set piece battle. The Dragons have looked their best this season when they have run the ball and hopefully they adopt a ball in hand approach. The home side have a simple game plan which is to kick at every opportunity and then back their defence, a tactic that has worked to a certain extend but the problem arises when they have to chase a game. I am predicting an Ospreys win by more than 10 points

Probable Starting XVs


15 Max Nagy, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Keiran Williams, 11 Luke Morgan, 10 Owen Williams, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Morgan Morris, 7 Justin Tipuric (captain), 6 Jac Morgan, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Rhys Davies, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Nicky Smith.


15 Angus O’Brien, 14 Rio Dyer, 13 Steff Hughes, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Ashton Hewitt, 10 JJ Hanrahan, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Harri Keddie (captain), 6 Aaron Wainwright, 5 George Nott, 4 Joe Davies, 3 Chris Coleman, 2 Bradley Roberts, 1 Rhodri Jones.

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Ospreys victory are as follows:

Betway 1.25

Gbets 1.25

Hollywoodbets 1.26

Odds comparison on the Ospreys handicap:

The complete odds on the Ospreys handicap:

Betway 1.91 (-9.5)

Gbets 1.90 (-9.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-9.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Ospreys outright win but 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 (-9.5), Gbets 1.90 (-9.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.91 (-9.5)

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