Leinster vs Glasgow Warriors
Irish giants Leinster take on Glasgow at the RDS Main Arena in this URC clash. Both teams will be keen to restart after the international break with a victory. The home team are currently top of the table with 33 points while the visitors are 7th with 15 points. Glasgow have been in superb form at home and have a 100% record but it is their away form that has been their Achilles Heel. They have lost all three of their matches on the road by an average points margin of over 20 points per loss. Leinster have no such problems and are the only unbeaten team in the competition.
TIP: Leinster have named a very youthful looking team for this match and such is their strength that they are still heavy favourites for this match. Glasgow have named a near full strength team and have some of the Scottish internationals back in the side. This may be the visitors best ever chance to win away from home. The bookies have Leinster as favourites for this match and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.10, Playabets 1.12 and Sunbet 1.12
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Leinster vs Glasgow Warriors
- Leinster have won seven of the last eight matches against Glasgow.
- Glasgow have won two of the last eight matches against Leinster.
Latest results for both teams
Leinster beat Scarlets 35-5 in their last match while Glasgow beat Benetton 37-0 in their last match.
The Leinster team contain a number of Academy graduates but they also have international players like Max Deegan and Rhys Ruddock in their ranks. Glasgow have a lot of pace in their backline with speedsters like Rufus McLean and Josh McKay in the team. The best chance the visitors have of causing an upset is to attack with ball in hand and put the home team under pressure. The front row of Glasgow and their replacement front row certainly look stronger than Leinster and if they can at least gain parity then the match will be a tight affair. I am predicting a Leinster win by 9 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Jamie Osborne, 14 Rob Russell, 13 Liam Turner, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Max Deegan, 7 Scott Penny, 6 Rhys Ruddock (c), 5 Joe McCarthy, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 Ronan Kelleher, 1 Ed Byrne
15 Josh McKay, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Kyle Steyn (c), 12 Stafford McDowall, 11 Rufus McLean, 10 Tom Jordan, 9 George Horne, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Sione Vailanu, 6 Gregor Brown, 5 Alex Samuel, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Murphy Walker, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Oli Kebble
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Leinster victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Glasgow handicap:
The complete odds on the Glasgow handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+16.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+16.5) 1.89
Playabets (+16.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are very poor odds on the Leinster outright won therefore I suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+16.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+16.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+16.5) 1.84
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