Super Rugby Unlocked concludes this weekend and unfortunately due to COVID-19 we only have 2 matches to preview.
BULLS v PUMAS
This game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but has been pushed out a day to allow Pumas players to complete their quarantine.
The Bulls have all got this Tournament wrapped up as they lead by 2 points with a superior points difference and the Sharks v Stormers game has been cancelled.
They will also be fresh having had a bye last week having beaten the Lions by 5 points in Jo’burg the week before. Their home form has been impressive with a 33 point win over the Stormers and a 27 point win over the Sharks although they were pushed in their first home game, only beating Griquas by 7.
The Pumas are also coming off a free week having had to cancel their game against the Lions last week due to COVID in their camp. Their only victory was Griquas away and their only other away match was a 22 point loss to the Cheetahs in Week 1, a game where they scored a consolation try to keep the score slightly respectable.
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Handicap: Bulls (-29.5) at 9/10, Pumas (+29.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Pumas (+29.5) at 9/10
It is hard to be confidence in this Pumas side, but this is a massive handicap and I can see a situation where the Bulls step off the gas allowing the Pumas to score some late consolation tries. This bet would have arrived in the last 3 Currie Cup matches between the sides.
CHEETAHS v GRIQUAS
The Cheetahs suffered a heavy defeat last week at Newlands losing by 17 points to the Stormers. They had previously been edged by 6 points away at the Sharks and had their away match against the Lions called off due to COVID-19 in the home team camp. Their home form is impressive with a 53-31 win over the Pumas and a 19-17 win against the Bulls.
The Griquas turned in, probably their performance of the season last week when they almost beat the Sharks at home, losing by just a point in a high scoring encounter. That was in stark contrast to the 33 point hammering they took at the same ground the week before against the Stormers and on the road they lost by 30 to the Lions and by 7 points to the Bulls.
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Handicap: Cheetahs (-19.5) at 9/10, Griquas (+19.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: Handicap, Cheetahs (-19.5) at 9/10
The Cheetahs should be too strong for this Griquas side and while a 19 point handicap looks high it would have arrived in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads between the sides in Bloemfontein.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change