CHEETAHS v SHARKS
The Cheetahs are currently 5th on the table and in desperate need of a win if they are to stay in contention for a semi-final spot. They had to come from behind to beat the Pumas 35-31 in Nelspruit last week and the week before were well beaten at home by the Lions going down 23-39. When these sides met in Super Rugby Unlocked in Durban the Sharks edged the game 19-13.
The Sharks go into this fixture 3rd on the table and a win here would pretty much guarantee them a semi-final spot. They were very disappointing last week in Johannesburg going down by 15 points to the Lions and they failed to score a try. That was in contrast to the week before in Durban where they beat the table topping Blue Bulls 32-29.
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Handicap: Cheetahs (+4.5) at 9/10, Sharks (-4.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Sharks (-4.5) at 9/10
The Cheetahs are struggling at the moment having lost a number of key players and while the Sharks were disappointing last week, this is an earlier kick off and conditions should be better and I expect the Sharks to put in an improved play and to win going away.