Scarlets vs Leinster
Scarlets will be looking to bounce back from their defeat away to Connacht in their last match while Leinster will want to build on their excellent win over Munster in their last match. The visitors continued their brilliant start to the season and have now won their opening six matches to remain the only unbeaten team in the league. Scarlets are currently second from bottom on the table with just a single win in their six matches this season. That lone victory was achieved in their last home game against Zebre.
TIP: Leinster have been severely depleted by national call ups and have selected a number of youngsters while Scarlets have not been badly affected by national call ups. The home team will be hoping to repeat the form they showed in their last home match but will need to convert their possession into points. The bookies have Leinster as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.40, Playabets 1.35 and Sunbet 1.30
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Scarlets vs Leinster
- Leinster have won the last three matches between the sides.
- Scarlets have only beaten Leinster once in their last eight matches.
Latest results for both teams
Scarlets lost 36-14 to Connacht in their last match while Leinster beat Munster 27-13 in their last match.
Leinster despite missing more than 10 first team regulars still have plenty of experience in the team. They still have a formidable halfback pairing in Ross Byrne and Luke McGrath along with an all international back row trio. The battle between the two number 8s, Sione Kalamafoni and Max Deegan promises to be one of the highlights of the match. Scarlets will be targeting the Leinster scrum as the visitors have a very inexperienced front row. The experience of former All Black Charlie Ngatai in the centre position could prove to be vital. We are backing Leinster to win this match by 12 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Tom Rogers, 13 Steff Evans, 12 Jonathan Davies (c), 11 Ryan Conbeer, 10 Dan Jones, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Sione Kalamafoni, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Tom Price, 4 Jac Price, 3 Harri O’Connor, 2 Daf Hughes, 1 Steff Thomas
15 Chris Cosgrave, 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 Jason Jenkins, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Thomas Clarkson, 2 John McKee, 1 Ed Byrne
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Leinster victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Leinster handicap:
The complete odds on the Leinster handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89
Playabets (-7.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor odds on the Leinster outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-7.5) 1.84
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