The Varsity Cup comes to a conclusion on Monday night when Maties take on Tuks in Stellenbosch and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.
Maties v Tuks – click here to bet
Maties have been dominated this season and they won all 8 of their regular season matches. Their average winning margin was 32 points and last week they were at home to Shimlas in the semi-finals beating them 47-5. Maties closest home game this season was an 11 point win over UJ.
Tuks finished second on the table behind Maties with 6 wins, a draw and a loss, that loss came to Maties at home when they went down by 2 points in an exciting match in Pretoria earlier in the Tournament. Tuks have won all 4 of their away matches this season with the closest match being a 13 point win at Shimlas. In their semi-final they had to hold off a strong fight back from Pukke to win 24-18 at the Tuks Stadium.
These sides met last season in Stellenbosch with Maties winning 24-16.
Maties -11.5 at 9/10
Tuks +11.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Handicap, Maties (-11.5) at 9/10
11.5 points may sound big for a final, but for my money this Maties team is so dominant and while Tuks may compete early, I am expecting a home win by closer to 20 points.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change