29-10-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Lions vs Scarlets

Lions vs Stormers

This North vs South local derby pits the two South African teams going up against each other. Both teams are coming off losses in their last match so they will be keen to bounce back with a win. The Lions had an excellent overseas tour where they won all three of their matches but they are still winless at home. If they can’t win their home games then they are slowly undoing the work of their brilliant overseas tour. The Stormers lost for the first time in 16 matches in their last outing against Cardiff. There was some dubious refereeing calls but they played poorly especially in the last quarter of the match.

TIP: The main reason for the Lions success on their overseas tour was their defence but in the last match against Ulster the visitors are scoring tries for fun as the home team’s defence fell apart. The Stormers will also need an improvement in their play as they struggled with the wet ball against Cardiff. They will be glad that the weather will be better so that they can get their running game going. The bookies have the Lions as favourites but I am backing the Stormers for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.25, Playabets 2.20 and Sunbet 2.30

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Lions vs Stormers

  • The Stormers have won three of the last four matches against the Lions.
  • The Lions have lost their last four home matches against the Stormers.

Latest results for both teams

The Lions lost 39-37 to Ulster in their last match while the Stormers were beaten 30-24 by Cardiff in their last match.

PREDICTION

Both these teams look well matched in the forwards even though the Stormers are missing a number of players due to Springbok call ups. Recently called up Stormers duo Manie Libbok and Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu will be playing their last match before departing on their first tour with the national team and no doubt they will want to leave on a winning note. The Lions will need to be accurate with their kicking game as the Stormers have a deadly back three that will run circles around them if the kicking is wayward. We are backing the Stormers to win this match by eight points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Lions

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Quan Horn, 10 Jordan Hendrikse, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Ruan Venter, 6 Emmanuel Tshituka, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel (c), 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 PJ Botha, 1 JP Smith

Stormers

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (c), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Brok Harris

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Stormers victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 2.25

Playabets 2.20

Sunbet 2.30

Odds comparison on the Stormers handicap:

The complete odds on the Stormers handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (+2.5) 1.95

Sunbet (+2.5) 1.90

Playabets (+2.5) 1.95

Predictions and Odds in details

There are excellent odds on the Stormers upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the visitors on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+2.5) 1.95, Sunbet (+2.5) 1.90 and Playabets (+2.5) 1.95

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