Lions v Stormers, Betting Preview & Prediction

LIONS v STORMERS

The Stormers have been priced as favourites for this fixture with the handicap (-3.5) at the time of writing.  Looking at the sides I do believe the Stormers have the edge, but I also think that altitude could play a bigger role than normal in this local derby given that the Stormers side would have spent all of lockdown at sea level.

The Lions are missing some of the big names we have seen in recent years, but they are always full of running and this is a match where I will be looking to go high on Lions points once the lines are out.  For now though I will settle for a play on the handicap as I expect the Stormers to be breathing heavily in the second half and reckon the Lions can snatch a win.

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Lions 14/10

Draw 28/1

Stormers 6/10

Handicap:  Lions (+3.5) at 9/10, Stormers (-3.5) at 9/10

Suggested Bet:  Handicap, Lions (+3.5) at 9/10

These festival games can be hard to call and another option for punters would be to wait for the in-running betting which will be available on the World Sports Betting website.

Bulls v Sharks, Betting Preview & Prediction

BULLS v SHARKS

The Bulls play their first match under Jake White and having opened underdogs for this game they were backed into 15/20 favourites but have now drifted to 21/20.  They have a very strong pack which I would expect to get on top of the Sharks over the 80 minutes and although I give the Sharks the edge in the back line, it is up front where I think the Bulls can lay the foundation for victory.

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Bulls 21/20

Draw 25/1

Sharks 9/10

Handicap:  Blues (+0.5) at 9/10, Sharks (-0.5) at 9.10

Suggested Bet:  Bulls win at 21/20

As suggested above I like the Bulls here and I think that altitude could also play a role towards the end of the match.