This weekend’s predictions!

Date published: December 30 2014

It is that time of the week when we put our heads on the chopping block with Planet Rugby’s weekend predictions.

There’s action in the Premiership, Pro12 and Top 14 to look forward to this festive season, so let’s waste no time and get started with a look at some great match-ups.

Aviva Premiership

As ever, look out each week for our SuperBru predictions and join our league here.

Sale v Exeter: Two sides with aspirations of the top four battle it out at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday night. Sale are now long removed from their battles with relegation a few years ago, while Exeter have exceeded all expectations since their promotion in 2010. Danny Cipriani and Gareth Steenson will both play major roles in the battle of the boots. We’ll take the odds at Paddy Power as we fancy the Chiefs to get the win on the road by six points.

More SuperBru picks:

Harlequins v Newcastle – Quins by 5
Saracens v London Welsh – Saracens by 35
Northampton v Leicester – Saints by 8
Gloucester v Bath – Bath by 12
Wasps v London Irish – Wasps by 15

Guinness PRO12

Look out for our SuperBru predictions for the weekend, here.

Glasgow v Munster: A monster clash between these two playoff contenders, as the Irish province look to keep the pressure on Gregor Townsend’s finalists from last season. The Scottish side have looked good in Europe and domestically so far this season as their young internationals breakthrough with Scotland, while Anthony Foley’s Munster possess real grit. On the road though that might not be enough, so Glasgow by seven.

More SuperBru picks:

Leinster v Connacht – Leinster by 7
Edinburgh v Treviso – Edinburgh by 5
Blues v Scarlets – Scarlets by 6
Ospreys v Ulster –
Ospreys by 3

Dragons v Zebre – Dragons by 11

Top 14

Clermont v Castres: Plenty of good match-ups this week with Toulon hosting Lyon and Montpellier taking on Toulouse, but Castres are desperate for a win to get off the bottom of the table and will have to do it at Clermont’s fortress, the Stade Marcel Michelin. The home side won’t shake. Clermont by 12.

Good luck!