27-11-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Sharks vs Cardiff

Sharks vs Cardiff

The Sharks welcomes Cardiff to Hollywoodbets Kings Park for this match in the United rugby Championship. Both teams lost their last match in the competition and will be eager to return to winning ways. The home team are currently in 7th place on the log while the Sharks are in 9th spot, only two points behind their opponents in this match. The Sharks know that it is paramount for them to win their home matches if they are to make the playoffs. They have however played two less games than Cardiff.

TIP: The Sharks are severely depleted in their squad as many of their players are unavailable due to Springbok call ups. Cardiff will look to take advantage of this but they have also lost a few players to the Welsh national team. The Sharks will be hoping that they are able to secure a win as all their international stars will be back in their ranks from next week. The bookies have the Sharks 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 1.11 and Sunbet 1.12

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Sharks vs Cardiff

  • In the only previous meeting between these sides, Cardiff won 23-17.

Latest results for both teams

Wales lost 13-12 to Georgia in their last match while Australia lost 13-10 against Ireland in their last match.

PREDICTION

The Sharks have been the most inconsistent team in the competition since its inception but they will be hoping the appointment of former national Sevens coach Neil Powell will bring the much needed consistency to their game. A lot will depend on how the Sharks halfbacks perform as they hold the key to releasing their potent backline. Cardiff will look to their experienced loose trio to disrupt the Sharks ball at the rucks, thus denying them quick ball. If the Sharks can get their rolling maul to function, then they will win this match at a canter. We are predicting a Sharks win by 20 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Sharks

15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Werner Kok, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 James Venter (c), 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Carlü Sadie, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Dian Bleuler

Cardiff

15 Ben Thomas, 14 Jason Harries, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Max Llewellyn, 11 Theo Cabango, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 James Botham, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Josh Turnbull (c), 5 Rory Thornton, 4 Lopeti Timani, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 2 Liam Belcher, 1 Rhys Carré

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Sharks victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.10

Playabets 1.11

Sunbet 1.12

Odds comparison on the Sharks handicap:

The complete odds on the Sharks handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-15.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-15.5) 1.89

Playabets (-15.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are very poor odds on the Sharks outright won therefore I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-15.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-15.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-15.5) 1.84

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