Cardiff vs Lions
Cardiff will be looking to bounce back in this match after they were thrashed 52-24 by Glasgow in their last match. The Lions have no such problems as they claimed an excellent 28-27 victory in their last much against the much fancied Ospreys. They will be looking to make it consecutive away wins in the competition for the first time. The home team will be looking for revenge as they were beaten 37-20 by the Lions in these teams only previous meeting. The Lions tactic of leaving their big name players on the bench worked like a charm in the last match and they are trying that again in this match.
TIP: Cardiff need to start this match of well as the visitors will be the stronger team in the second half thanks to a powerful bench. The home side welcome back Welsh star Taulupe Faletau for this match and he will need to be at his best to overcome this young Lions team. The visitors looked super fit in their last match especially in the second half therefore Cardiff will want to build a lead before halftime. The bookies have Cardiff as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.47, Playabets 1.50 and Sunbet 1.47
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Cardiff vs Lions
- The Lions beat Cardiff 37-20 in the only previous match between the teams.
Latest results for both teams
Cardiff lost 52-24 against Glasgow in their last match while the Lions beat Ospreys 28-27 in their last match.
Cardiff will be without Wales winger Josh Adams for this match but they have selected the young Theo Cabango in his place which is very exciting. The youngster has electric pace and a terrific side step and if given any space he will hurt the Lions. The visitors certainly have the advantage in the scrums and both their starting front rows and their scrum replacements are super strong. The battle between the loose trios will go a long way to deciding who will win this match and this is an area that Cardiff have the advantage. We are baking the home team to win by 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Rhys Priestland, 14 Aled Summerhill, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Max Llewellyn, 11 Theo Cabango, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 James Botham, 6 Josh Turnbull (c), 5 Seb Davies, 4 Lopeti Timani, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Liam Belcher, 1 Brad Thyer
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Henco van Wyk, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Quan Horn, 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Francke Horn, 7 Emmanuel Tshituka, 6 Sibusiso Sangweni, 5 Reinhard Nothnagel (c), 4 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 PJ Botha, 1 Sti Sithole
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Cardiff victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Cardiff handicap :
The complete odds on the Cardiff handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.95
Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89
Playabets (-5.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Cardiff outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.95, Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-5.5) 1.81
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