The Pro 14 continues this weekend and we take a look at the two games featuring South African teams, the Cheetahs and the Kings and suggest a bet in each.
Cheetahs v Benetton – click here to bet
The Cheetahs are currently bottom of Conference A with just 1 win in their 7 matches. Their last game was a disappointing 4 point home loss to Munster who were fielding a weakened side. They had broken their duck the week before, beating the Cardiff Blues 21-10 in Bloemfontein.
Benetton are 5th in Conference B with 3 wins from their 7 matches and their last start was a 15-10 home defeat to Ulster and prior to that they were beaten by 28 points at home against Leinster. Benetton are hard hit by International call-ups to the Italian side.
Last year Benetton hosted the Cheetahs and beat them 27-21.
Cheetahs -12.5 at 9/10
Benetton +12.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Handicap, Cheetahs (-12.5) at 9/10.
The Cheetahs haven’t had many big wins in this competition in their one and a half years of playing it but this could be one as Benetton really do look thin on the ground as far as personnel goes.
Southern Kings v Connacht – click here to bet
The Southern Kings are playing at the NMMU Stadium where they will host Connacht on Sunday. The Kings are bottom of Conference B with 1 win in 7 matches and they did push Leinster close, going down by 7 points at home in their last start. They also lost by 7 points at home to the Scarlets in a high scoring encounter before that.
Connacht currently sit 5th in Conference A, 3 wins in their 7 games. They beat the dragons 33-12 at home in their last start and prior to that were narrowly beaten by the Ospreys on the road.
Last season Connacht beat the Kings 32-10 at home.
Southern Kings 24/10
Southern Kings +8.5 at 9/10
Connacht -8.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Handicap, Southern Kings (+8.5) at 9/10.
Connacht are still able to field a decent side despite International call-ups but I have been impressed with the improvement of the Southern Kings and make them a good bet on the handicap. I may even consider getting involved on the 24/10 that they win the match.
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change