26-11-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Bulls vs Ospreys

Bulls vs Ospreys

The Bulls welcome the Ospreys to Loftus Versfeld for the first match after the international break. The home team are currently in fourth place while the visitors are in 13th position and urgently need a win if they are to compete for the playoff positions. The Bulls will be without their Captain Marcell Coetzee for a few months as he is away playing in Japan. It will be interesting to see the form of both sides after a break of over a month. Ospreys will need to be strong in the set pieces if they are to challenge the home side.

TIP: This match will be a battle between the forwards as the Welsh side do a lot of kicking in their matches and back their defence to keep the opposition at bay. The Bulls under Coetzee have tried to change their style of play by running the ball more and not only relying on their forwards to win them matches. The bookies have the Bulls as favourites for this match and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.04, Playabets 1.05 and Sunbet 1.04


Bulls vs Ospreys

  • These teams have met once before with the Bulls winning 38-31.

Latest results for both teams

The Bulls beat the Sharks 40-27 in their last match while the Ospreys lost 22-19 to Connacht in their last match.


The Bulls will be backing their scrum and lineouts to dominate the Ospreys but the visitors have shown strength in the front row with South African born prop Tom Botha in their ranks. The home team will be looking to their halfback pairing of Chris Smith and Embrose Papier to ignite their potent backline that includes the likes of Wandisile Simelane and David Kriel. The home team have a deadly back three therefore Ospreys will need their out of hand kicking to be on the mark. The Bulls have too much firepower for the visitors therefore I am predicting a home win by more than 25 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs


15 Wandisile Simelane, 14 David Kriel, 12 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 WJ Steenkamp, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Nortje (c), 4 Jano Swanepoel, 3 Francois Klopper, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp


15 Max Nagy, 14 Luke Morgan, 13 Tiaan Thoas-Wheeler, 12 Keiran Williams, 11 Keelan Giles, 10 Jack Walsh, 9 Rhys Webb (c), 8 Morgan Morris, 7 Will Hickey, 6 Ethan Roots, 5 Huw Sutton, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Scott Baldwin, 1 Garyn Phillips

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.04

Playabets 1.05

Sunbet 1.04

Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap:

The complete odds on the Bulls handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-21.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-21.5) 1.89

Playabets (-21.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are very poor odds on the Bulls outright won therefore I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-21.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-21.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-21.5) 1.84

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