25-03-2023 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Ulster vs Bulls

Ulster vs Bulls

Ulster will be looking to pile on the misery for a struggling Bulls team as they welcome them to the Kingspan Stadium. The home team on the other hand have run into form at the right time and have won three of their last four matches. The Bulls are in the midst of their worst run in the competition having lost their last three matches and have just one win in their last five matches. The sabbatical of their Captain Marcell Coetzee to Japan has really impacted them as they look lost without their leader. They were at one stage challenging for a top two position, now they are just about clinging onto a top eight spot.

TIP: Ulster are currently third on the log with 54 points, just five points behind champions Stormers who have a tough away match against Leinster. The home team will be disappointed with anything less than a bonus point win as the Bulls have looked a shadow of their former selves. The match will be decided in the forwards and we think Ulster hold the edge in this department. The bookies have Ulster as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.28, Gbets 1.28 and Hollywoodbets 1.26

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Ulster vs Bulls

  • In the only previous meeting between these teams, the Bulls won 34-16.

Latest results for both teams

Ulster beat Cardiff 42-20 in their last match while the Bulls lost 29-25 to the Bulls in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Bulls have looked disjointed in attack and defence in their recent matches and Ulster will be looking to capitalize on any errors from the visitors. The home team have arguably the best rolling maul in the competition and the Bulls will need their maul defence to be at its best otherwise the home team will be impossible to stop. The visitors will need the likes of Elrigh Louw and Marco van Staden to have barnstorming performances if they are to upset Ulster. One of the more intriguing battles within the game will be Springboks Duane Vermeulen and Louw going head to head. UIster look the better drilled team therefore I predict a home win by 15 points.  

Probable Starting XVs

Ulster

15 Mike Lowry, 14 Ethan McIlroy, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Rob Lyttle, 10 Nathan Doak, 9 John Cooney, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Marcus Rea, 6 Nick Timoney, 5 Iain Henderson (captain), 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Marty Moore, 2 Tom Stewart, 1 Rory Sutherland.

Bulls

15 David Kriel, 14 Quewin Nortje, 13 Cornal Hendricks, 12 Harold Vorster,, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje (captain), 4 Jacques Du Plessis, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johann Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Ulster victory are as follows:

Betway 1.28

Gbets 1.28

Hollywoodbets 1.26

Odds comparison on the Ulster handicap:

The complete odds on the Ulster handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-9.5)

Gbets 1.88 (-9.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.88 (-9.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are decent returns on the Ulster 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 1.90 (-9.5), Gbets 1.88 (-9.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.88 (-9.5)

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