31-03-2023: Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Leicester vs Edinburgh

Leicester Tigers vs Edinburgh

Leicester Tigers welcome Edinburgh to Welford Road for this round of 16 clash in the Champions Cup. These teams come into this match in contrasting form as the Tigers have won their last five matches while the visitors have lost their last four matches. It is hard to understand how this Edinburgh side with so many Scottish national players is struggling so badly. They will have an opportunity to right the wrongs of the previous weeks in this knockout match. The Tigers are starting to look like the Premierships champions recently  and will hope to continue in that vain.  

TIP: One of the major reasons for the Tigers resurgence is the return of form of Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard. The South African has had a injury plagued start to his Leicester career but an injury free run recently has seen him regain his form. The battle between him and Blair Kinghorn will be one for the ages and the pivot that can better link up their backline will steer their side to victory. The bookies have Leicester as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.28, Gbets 1.28 and Hollywoodbets 1.26


Leicester Tigers vs Edinburgh

  • This is the first meeting between the sides

Latest results for both teams

Leicester won their last match 46-24 against the Bristol Bears while Edinburg lost 41-26 to Connacht in their last match.


The Tigers seem to have regained their power game from last season and will look to take on the Edinburgh pack from the first whistle. The visitors love to play fearless rugby and run the ball form anywhere, this brand of rugby paid handsome dividends in the early part of the season but teams have brought a high defensive line and caught them out. The Tigers pack will again look to get their driving maul going as it has become a major weapon for them once again. The Edinburgh backline will be chomping at the bit to get quick ball as they have world class players like Emiliano Boffelli, Darcy Graham and Duhan van der Merwe ready to run riot. I am predicting a Tigers win by 12 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Leicester Tigers

15 Freddie Steward, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Guy Porter, 12 Dan Kelly, 11 Harry Potter, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 5 Calum Green, 4 Ollie Chessum, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 James Cronin.


15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Chris Dean, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Luke Crosbie, 6 Jamie Ritchie (cc), 5 Grant Gilchrist (cc), 4 Jamie Hodgson, 3 WP Nel, 2 Stuart McInally , 1 Pierre Schoeman

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Leicester victory are as follows:

Betway 1.28

Gbets 1.28

Hollywoodbets 1.26

Odds comparison on the Leicester  handicap:

The complete odds on the Leicester handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-8.5)

Gbets 1.88 (-8.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.88 (-8.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are decent returns on the Ulster outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-8.5), Gbets 1.88 (-8.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.88 (-8.5)

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