Bulls vs Connacht
Both these teams come into this match with contrasting results in their previous match. The Bulls were lucky to escape with a 33-31 victory over Edinburgh in their last match while Connacht were thumped 38-15 by the Stormers. The visitors were in the match right up until the moment when Bundee Aki was sent off. After they were reduced to 14 men the Irish team surrendered to the onslaught of the Stormers team. The Bulls only won their match after Edinburgh missed a last minute penalty kick.
TIP: Connacht have had a disastrous start to the season after heavy losses in their first two matches and things will not be getting any easier for them as they come up against a Bulls team strengthened by the return of their Springboks Kurt-Lee Arendse and Canan Moodie. Both these players can turn a game in seconds as they are among the most dangerous players in the game. The bookies have the Bulls as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.09, Playabets 1.10 and Sunbet 1.11
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Bulls vs Connacht
- Connacht beat the Bulls 34-7 in the only previous match between the teams.
Latest results for both teams
Bulls beat Edinburgh 33-31 in their last match while Connacht lost 38-15 to the Stormers in their last match.
The Bulls in recent seasons have shown their willingness to run with the ball from anywhere on the field which is very different to their traditional forward dominated game. They have been scoring lots of points with this style of play but they are also conceding lots of points. Connacht will be looking for gaps in the Bulls defence but will need to be accurate with their attack as any turnover ball will see the dangerous Bulls backline make them pay. Johan Goosen starts his first game at flyhalf in a year and if he is able to unleash his backline then the Bulls will easily win this match. We are backing the Bulls to win by more than 20 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Cornal Hendricks, 12 David Kriel, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Marco van Staden, 6 Marcel Coetzee (c), 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Francois Klopper, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp
15 Oran McNulty, 14 John Porch, 13 Tom Farrell, 12 Tom Daly, 11 Mack Hansen, 10 David Hawkshaw, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 Jarrad Butler (c), 7 Conor Oliver, 6 Josh Murphy, 5 Oisín Dowling, 4 Leva Fifita, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Dave Heffernan, 1 Denis Buckley
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Bulls victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Bulls handicap :
The complete odds on the Bulls handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-18.5) 1.95
Sunbet (-18.5) 1.89
Playabets (-18.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Bulls outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-18.5) 1.95, Sunbet (-18.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-18.5) 1.81
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