Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh
Darcy Graham returns as Scottish sides battle for 1872 Cup. This is one contest where form does not matter as the old rivals clash in Glasgow. The home side will be on a high as they got the better of Exeter Chiefs in their last match while Edinburgh are also in brilliant form having disposed of Saracens in their last match. These respective wins gave the URC a major boost as they beat two giants of English rugby. Edinburgh is in 2nd place on the log with 28 points while Glasgow are in 5th position with 21 points.
TIP: Both teams have great form coming into this match so we can expect a very tight match. The home team will look to their Australian import Jack Dempsey to once again lead from the front as he has been in brilliant form this season. His battle with opposite number Magnus Bradbury promises to be one of the highlights of this match. Edinburgh welcome back Jaco van der Walt after a long layoff and it will be interesting to see what kind of form he is in. The bookies have Glasgow as favourites but I’m tipping Edinburgh for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 3.00, Playabets 2.10 and Sunbet 2.88
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh
- Glasgow have won four of the last five matches between these sides.
- They have won the last three home matches against Edinburgh.
- The last time Edinburgh beat Glasgow at home was in 2020.
Latest results for both teams
Glasgow beat Exeter 22-7 in their last match while Edinburgh beat Saracens 21-18 in their last match.
The Glasgow team showed in their last match that they have a powerful pack and can call on international players like Oli Kebble from the bench. Edinburgh have their star winger Darcy Graham back for this clash and will be looking to get the ball to him as much as possible as he is deadly when given any space. Both teams have great attacking fullbacks in Josh McKay and Emiliano Boffelli. If the kicking to them is not accurate then they will be causing problems for the opposition defenses. I am predicting a very tight match with Edinburgh winning by 3 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Josh McKay, 14 Sebastian Cancelliere, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Cole Forbes, 10 Ross Thompson, 9 Ali Price (c), 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Rory Darge, 6 Matt Fagerson, 5 Richie Gray, 4 Scott Cummings, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Jamie Bhatti
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Cammy Hutchison, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Henry Pyrgos (c), 8 Magnus Bradbury, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Luke Crosbie, 5 Jamie Hodgson, 4 Marshall Sykes, 3 Lee-Roy Atalifo, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Edinburgh victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Edinburgh handicap :
The complete odds on the Edinburgh handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+3.5) 1.81
Playabets (+3.5) 1.88
Predictions and Odds in details
The Glasgow pack will look to dominate Edinburgh but that will not be easy against a Edinburgh pack filled with internationals. The man that will be most anxious to regain his form from last season will be Lion Hamish Watson. Last season he was player of the Six Nations but has struggled to regain the form of last season and this will be a perfect match for him to come good. There are great returns on the upset Edinburgh win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest Edinburgh on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+3.5) 1.81 and Playabets (+3.5) 1.88
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