It is that time of the week when we put our head on the chopping block with Planet Rugby’s weekend predictions.
The Premiership, PRO12 and Top 14 are in full swing as 2015 rumbles on with the Six Nations on the horizon.
Have no fear, we have covered the best rugby betting odds offered by Paddy Power as we look for some winners. Good luck to all this weekend.
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Being as kind to Gloucester as possible, predicting their results this season has been nearly impossible. Languishing down the bottom of the table, they went to Exeter last week and surprisingly won. Now back at Kingsholm, not the fortress it used to be, they face another top four side in Saracens.
Gloucester are 2/1 for the win and 3/1 to lead by 1-7 points at half-time, as kickers Greig Laidlaw and Owen Farrell face off. Not expected to be low-scoring on paper, the weather may play a factor, hence the total points of under 31 being on offer at 2/1.
Gloucester winning by 11-15 points is down at 14/1 but the battle between the potential top try scorers is fascinating, as Jonny May (10/1) goes up against Chris Ashton and David Strettle (both 9/1). We fancy Saracens by six.
More SuperBru picks:
Sale vs Northampton: Saints by 10
Bath vs Wasps: Bath by 9
Harlequins vs Leicester: Leicester by 4
Newcastle vs London Welsh: Newcastle by 12
London Irish vs Exeter: Exeter by 8
Look out for our SuperBru predictions for the weekend, here.
Connacht v Edinburgh
Our eyes were drawn to the total points line of 31.5 offered by Paddy Power, which is low and leads to us going ‘over’ that at 5/6. Why? Connacht are growing in confidence as combinations continue to grow – notably Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in midfield – while Edinburgh enter in good form after their win over Glasgow. Surely both teams will look to express themselves at the Sportsground and with only a 20 percent chance of rain at kick-off, that points line should be surpassed. Let’s also get on inside centre Bundee Aki for first try at 14/1.
Glasgow v Scarlets
Again the points line appears very low for teams of this quality as 30.5 is offered at a price of 5/6. Glasgow possess plenty of attacking quality and will be determined to make a point after that 1872 defeat while the Scarlets were in great form against the Ospreys. The hosts have Nikola Matawalu and Finn Russell directing their game while their visitors have the try-scoring threat of Gareth Davies to emerge from the bench in the second-half so all the signs point to an entertaining game, which should mean points. A Matawalu score at anytime is 11/4.
More SuperBru picks:
Connacht v Edinburgh: Connacht by 8
Glasgow v Scarlets: Glasgow by 5
Cardiff Blues v Leinster: Leinster by 7
Zebre v Munster: Munster by 15
Treviso v Ulster: Ulster by 3
Ospreys v Dragons: Ospreys by 10
Toulon v Racing M