Stormers vs Ulster
The Stormers are one of the form teams in the competition and have only lost once in their last seven matches. The lone defeat came against Connacht and was due to poor refereeing that they lost. Ulster are second on the log just a single point behind Leinster whom they beat in their last match. Ulster have only lost three matches this season while the Stormers have lost four matches. The most important man for the Irish team will be Springbok Duane Vermeulen as he will have great insight into the Stormers game as he played many seasons for them.
TIP: The Stormers are playing with loads of confidence with the interplay between the backs and the forwards seamless. This has made defending against them very difficult. Ulster will need to stop them from getting quick ball supply otherwise the likes of Seabelo Senatla Leolin Zas will continue with their try scoring exploits. Ulster also have a few danger men like Vermeulen and Iain Henderson in the forwards. The bookies have the Stormers as favourites and I also back them for the win. The best odds on this bet is as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.40, Playabets 1.38, and Sunbet 1.37
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Stormers vs Ulster
- This is the first ever meeting between these sides.
Latest results for both teams
The Stormers won their last match 40-3 while Ulster won 18-13 in their last match against Leinster.
Both these teams pride themselves on using their driving maul as an attacking weapon and they both score plenty of tries from this source. In this match the team that can better defend the rolling maul will come out on top. The Stormers have finally managed to fulfill the potential of players like Warrick Gelant, Manie Libbok and Damian Willemse. These players are all great attacking players and when they link up are almost impossible to stop them. Libbok in particular has done a great job of linking the Stormers potent backline. The better all-round quality of the Stormers makes me predict a home win by 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ernst van Rhyn, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (capyain).
15 Stewart Moore, 14 Robert Baloucoune, 13 James Hume, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Ben Moxham, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Nathan Doak, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Marcus Rea, 6 Jordi Murphy, 5 Iain Henderson (Captain), 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Marty Moore, 2 John Andrew, 1 Andrew Warwick
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on a Stormers handicap victory
The best odds on the Stormers handicap victory
Worldsportsbetting (-6.5) 1.90
Playabets (-6.5) 1.87
Sunbet (-6.5) 1.88
Predictions and Odds in details
The Ulster men will be back to full strength with the Six Nations concluding last week. They however do not have many representatives in the national team so the disruption will be kept to a minimum. The Stormers have enjoyed great continuity with selection and the results shows the faith the coach has in his players. There is decent money on the Stormers outright win but the value bet is on the home team to cover the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-6.5) 1.90, Playabets (-6.5) 1.87 and Sunbet (-6.5) 1.88
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