It’s that time of the week when we put our head on the chopping block with PR’s predictions.
It is that time of the week when we put our head on the chopping block with Planet Rugby’s weekend predictions.
A busy three days features two key Test matches from London and Cardiff, while the Premiership, PRO12 and Top 14 are in full swing as well.
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.
Praise be to the money back offer once again kindly in play with Paddy Power as if your first try-scorer bet misses out but gets over anytime, you will get your stake back as a free bet. We’re keen for that and opt for Henry Speight (12/1).
Cards on the table, an eyebrow was raised when viewing England not to score a try at 7/2 and with Australia remarkably just 2/1 for the same, we urge you to stay clear of that one, particularly with a dry track at Twickenham set to greet the teams. Surely tries are coming.
Furthermore the 42.5 points marker should be beaten as it was in England’s games against the other two SANZAR nations. That is priced at 10/11 but instead of that market you might be better served punting on the total points being between 35-48 inclusive, which is 5/4.
As at Twickenham, we start with the first try-scorer offer and like the look of Wales centre Jonathan Davies to get over first at 16/1. Meanwhile on the anytime market one name that stands out with a high price is Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, who is a decent 6/1.
The big question this week has been how much did that effort against New Zealand take out of Wales as they put so much into that game. Fortunately for their followers we don’t expect them to be suffering too much, with the boost that it’s still early season meaning that bodies should have recovered. South Africa meanwhile have had to jump on and off of planes over the past week so maybe they are the one feeling the legs. It wouldn’t surprise us after an arduous Super Rugby, Rugby Championship, June Tests and for some Currie Cup efforts.
Wales on the handicap at +6 simply has to be taken as even if they don’t win we fancy the hosts to cause South Africa plenty of issues, particularly in the wide channels. Those in a similar mindset should look at Wales winning by 1-5 points is 5/1 while 6-10 is at 17/2.
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Harlequins last ten Aviva Premiership matches have finished WLWLWLWLWL, whilst they have not lost back-to-back games in the tournament since October 2013. Unfortunately for their supporters we see that happening on Friday as Bath should claim the points.
Unsurprisingly all of the fanfair has surrounded Sam Burgess’ debut, with the former South Sydney Rabbitoh expected to feature off the bench during the second-half. Wearing jersey number 22 has given a slight indication that he will come on in the midfield. We can’t wait. Script writers will no doubt have already eyed up Burgess as being the game’s last try-scorer at the Recreation Ground on Friday so if you fancy that the 19/1 odds might tempt you.
The forecast in Bath appears to be ideal for night rugby and with the class on show, the 40.5 points market offered by Paddy Power should be beaten at 10/11. Who would bet against one of England omissions opening the scoring too, with Semesa Rokoduguni (7/1), Kyle Eastmond (19/1) and Danny Care (14/1) good shouts respectively. Also worth a look is Nick Evans who is a high price of 33/1 which in turn makes him a tasty 10/1 to cross anytime.
More SuperBru picks:
Bath vs Harlequins: Bath by 10
Leicester Tigers vs Wasps: Leicester by 5
Exeter vs Saracens: Exeter by 4
London Irish vs Gloucester: London Irish by 2
London Welsh vs Northampton: Northampton by 40
Newcastle Falcons vs Sale Sharks: Sale by 3
Look out for our SuperBru predictions for the weekend, here.
What a game to kick-off the Guinness PRO12 weekend as an in-form Munster host Ulster, who enter this fixture on the back of victory over the Ospreys that put them joint top.
Both continue to miss key personnel – the former due to more to international efforts while Ulster have both their half-backs ruled out – but that won’t detract from an intriguing game.
Munster should have too much for their visitors yet the battle between CJ Stander, Robin Copeland, Nick Williams and Roger Wilson looks fairly even. Darren Cave will look to make it an uncomfortable debut for Pat Howard and both are 16/1 to cross first at Thomond Park.
We, however, like the look of Stander to get over the whitewash anytime at 7/2 with Munster to win the game by 6-10 points at the same price our call for this derby clash.
More SuperBru picks:
Munster vs Ulster: Munster by 9