Bulls vs Griquas
The Bulls welcome Griquas to Loftus Versfeld for the first semi-final in the Carling Currie Cup. The home team lost their last match 35-5 to the Cheetahs and as a result they were pipped to the first position on the table. The Bulls still managed to finish the league stage of the competition in second place which meant they received a home semi-final. They will be confident of victory coming into this match after beating Griquas home and away in the league phase.
TIP: The Bulls however will not have the luxury of selecting any first choice players as the first team will be playing the URC final in Cape Town against the Stormers. They have only lost once at home to the Griquas in the last 12 years and they will be favourites to maintain that impressive record. The bookies have the Bulls as favourites but I’m tipping the Griquas for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.30, Playabets 2.25 and Sunbet 2.35
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Bulls vs Griquas
- The Bulls have won the last four matches between these sides this season.
- The last time the Griquas beat the Bulls was in 2019.
Latest results for both teams
The Bulls lost their last match 35-5 against the Cheetahs while the Griquas beat the Pumas 45-44 in their last match.
The Griquas have installed themselves as the comeback kings of the Currie Cup as they came back from almost impossible situations in their past two matches to snatch victory in the dying minutes of those matches. The men from Kimberley will fancy an upset win in this match as the Bulls have to field an understrength team due to URC commitments. Griquas seem to be peaking at the right time but they will need to start better as coming from behind against the Bulls is no easy task. They will have gained a load of confidence from winning three of their last four away matches. I am predicting a Griquas win by 6 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Richard Kriel, 14 Tharquinn Manuel, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 11 Stedman Gans, 10 Juan Mostert, 9 Keagan Johannes, 8 Muller Uys, 7 Ruan Delport, 6 Jaco Labuschagne, 5 Reinhardt Ludwig, 4 Raynard Roets, 3 Jacques van Rooyen, 2 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 1 Lizo Gqoboka (captain).
15 Ashlon Davids, 14 Munier Hartzenberg, 13 Sango Xamlashe, 12 Rynhardt Jonker, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Zander du Plessis, 9 Johan Mulder, 8 Sibabalo Qoma, 7 Hanru Sirgel, 6 Niel Otto (captain), 5 Derik Pretorius, 4 Johan Retief, 3 Janu Botha, 2 Janco Uys, 1 Kudzwai Dube.
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Griquas victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Griquas handicap:
The complete odds on the Griquas handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+4.5) 1.91
Sunbet (+4.5) 1.89
Playabets (+4.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
The Griquas have been the surprise package in the latter half of the season as many of their injured players returned to their squad which has resulted in their excellent recent form. The Bulls will need to be on great defensive duties to keep a free scoring Griquas at bay. We are backing the Griquas to cause the upset and beat the much more fancied Bulls team. There are great odds on the upset win but if you are looking for a safety bet then I suggest the visitors on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+4.5) 1.91, Sunbet (+4.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+4.5) 1.81
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