The Pro 14 continues this weekend and we take a look at the two matches involving the South African teams the Cheetahs and the Kings.
Munster v Cheetahs – click here to bet
Munster got their campaign off to a perfect start with a 31 point victory over Benetton at home last week. They scored 6 tries and the winning margin could have been even greater but for four missed conversions. Munster currently sit top of Conference A as the only team in the Conference to win with a bonus point last week.
The Cheetahs currently sit bottom of Conference A after a baptism of fire in their opening Pro 14 match last week. They competed well early away at Ulster but eventually went down 42-19. They looked good on attack but their defence let them down and it is an area that they will have to work on if they hope to compete for honours in this tournament.
Munster -23.5 at 5/6
Cheetahs +23.5 at 5/6
Suggested bet: Handicap, Cheetahs +23.5 at 5/6.
Munster had a big win last week but it was nothing less than what was expected and while the Cheetahs would have been disappointed with their result against Ulster they showed me enough to suggest that they can improve and beat the handicap here.
Connacht v Kings – click here to bet
Connacht currently sit 4th in Conference A after a losing bonus point defeat at home to Glasgow last week. Conditions were tough and it was the visitors who made the most of them eventually winning 18-12. Connacht failed to score a try in the match.
The Kings are currently bottom of Conference B having been on the wrong end of a 57-10 hiding by the Scarlets in their Pro 14 debut. The Kings kept the ball in hand early and looked quite dangerous on attack but they had no answer to the Scarlet defensively and were blown away in the second half.
Connacht -18.5 at 5/6
Kings +18.5 at 5/6
Suggested bet: Handicap, Kings +18.5 at 5/6.
The Kings lost a number of key players at the end of Super Rugby and winning any matches in this tournament is going to be tough especially on the road. I was not that impressed with Connacht last week though and I think the visiting team can beat the handicap.
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