31-12-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Zebre vs Benetton

Zebre vs Benetton

These teams clash in their second encounter within seven days after Benetton thrashed Zebre 38-5 in the reverse fixture. The home team remains rooted to the bottom of the table, still winless after ten matches. This will be their best chance to break their win drought against their local rivals although they have only won once at home against Benetton in the last nine matches. Zebre have looked good in patches but their poor discipline and defence have let them down in crucial stages of games. Benetton on the other hand have looked excellent at home but are yet to win away from home this season.

TIP: Zebre will be looking for a better start in this match as this has been their problem all season. In the last match they were 19-0 down at halftime and this means the match is effectively over as a contest. Benetton are still seeking their first win on the road and they will view this as their best opportunity to end their barren streak away from home. The bookies have Benetton as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.30 Playabets 1.32 and Sunbet 1.34


Zebre vs Benetton

  • Benetton have won the last five matches against Zebre.
  • Zebre have won only one of their last nine home matches against Benetton.

Latest results for both teams

Benetton beat Zebre 38-5 in their last match.


Zebre have adopted a ball in hand approach as they have a number of excellent attacking players like Lorenzo Pani and Pierre Bruno but their problem is that they make unforced errors at the most crucial stages. This leads to turnover ball which the opposition exploit to score counter attacking tries. Benetton will again look to overpower the Zebre pack both at scrum and lineout time. The visitors will look to their Argentinian flyhalf Tomas Albornoz to reproduce the brilliant display from the last match. If he can link up his backline then Zebre could be in for another long afternoon. I am backing Benetton to win by 14 points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Lorenzo Pani, 14 Pierre Bruno, 13 Erich Cronjé, 12 Enrico Lucchin (captain), 11 Simone Gesi, 10 Geronimo Prisciantelli, 9 Chris Cook, 8 Taina Fox-Matamua, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Luca Andreani, 5 Andrea Zambonin, 4 Jan Uys, 3 Matteo Nocera, 2 Marco Manfredi, 1 Juan Pitinari.


15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Onisi Ratave, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Joaquin Riera, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tomas Albornoz, 9 Alessandro Garbisi, 8 Lorenzo Cannone, 7 Michele Lamaro (captain), 6 Giovanni Pettinelli, 5 Niccolò Cannone, 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 1 Cherif Traore

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Benetton victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.30

Playabets 1.32

Sunbet 1.34

Odds comparison on the Benetton handicap:

The complete odds on the Benetton handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89

Playabets (-7.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Benetton outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the away side 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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