27-04-2024 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Stormers vs Leinster

Stormers vs Leinster

The Stormers play host to Leinster in this crucial URC encounter. The home side will be looking to bounce back from their shock defeat to the Ospreys in the last match while the visitors need a massive improvement after being mauled by the Lions 44-12. The Stormers need to improve in every area of their game, starting with their handling. They tried to throw the ball around but when that tactic failed, they had no Plan B. Manie Libbok needs to improve his kicking game as his cross kicks were a disaster with one being an intercept try for the opposition.  

TIP: A few games ago Leinster looked like they had the top spot all sewn up but their defeat to the Lions means they are just a point ahead of Glasgow in the standings. The Stormers are in real danger of missing the playoffs if they lose this match as they can be overtaken by a host of teams that are just a point behind them. Both teams are expected to make a raft of changes with the visitors sure to bring in more experience into the side. The bookies have the Stormers as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.10, Gbets 1.10 and Hollywoodbets 1.10

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Stormers vs Leinster

  • The two previous match between the sides saw a Stormers win and a drawn match.  

Latest results for both teams

The Stormers lost 27-21 to the Ospreys in the last match while Leinster lost 44-12 to the Lions in the last match.

PREDICTION

Leinster will be looking to the likes of former All Black Charlie Ngatai to guide the young backline who have loads of talent but looked match rusty as they have not played in a long time. The Stormers need to pack away their running game and play what’s in front of them as Leinster will pounce on any errors. The home side look to have the advantage in the scrum but will need to use the ball better especially Libbok and Warrick Gelant. The latter has too many aimless kicks which invite the opposition to counter attack. The visitors are sure to improve but the desperation of the Stormers will see them win by 8 points.  

Probable Starting XVs

Stormers

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Ben Loader, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul De Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Gary Porter, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 JJ Kotze, 1 Brok Harris.

Leinster

15 Ciarán Frawley, 14 Rob Russell, 13 Liam Turner, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Andrew Osborne, 10 Harry Byrne, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Max Deegan, 7 Scott Penny (captain), 6 Diarmuid Mangan, 5 Jason Jenkins, 4 Brian Deeny, 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 Lee Barron, 1 Cian Healy

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:

Betway 1.10

Gbets 1.10

Hollywoodbets 1.10

Odds comparison on the Leinster handicap:

The complete odds on the Leinster handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+15.5)

Gbets 1.90 (+15.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.90 (+15.5)        

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Stormers outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+15.5), Gbets 1.90 (+15.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.90 (+15.5)

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