Pro 14, Week 6 Preview

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The Pro 14 continues this weekend and we take a look at the two games involving the South African teams and suggest a bet in each.

 

Edinburgh v Cheetahs – click here to bet

Edinburgh are currently 5th in Conference B after 2 victories and 3 defeats.  They were a touch disappointing last week when beating Benetton 31-30 at home but importantly they did get up for the win.  Edinburgh’s other home game this season was a 7 point victory over Connacht.

The Cheetahs almost pulled off an upset win last week against the Cardiff Blues, going down 24-21 on the road.  The result leaves them bottom of Conference A with 1 draw and 4 defeats in 5 matches and they have lost all 3 matches they have played in Europe this season.

These sides met in South Africa last season with the Cheetahs winning 33-13.

 

Betting

Edinburgh 1/7

Draw 28/1

Cheetahs 9/2

 

Handicap:

Edinburgh -13.5 at 9/10

Cheetahs +13.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Handicap, Edinburgh (-13.5) at 9/10.

The Cheetahs did well last week but Cardiff were quite wasteful on attack and I feel that Edinburgh won’t make the same mistakes and can win this comfortably.

 

Benetton Treviso v Kings click here to bet

Benetton Treviso played their part in an entertaining match last week going down 31-30 at Edinburgh.  They now play only their second home game of the season having beaten the Cardiff Blues by 2 points in their other home start.

The Kings were on the wrong end of a 54-14 result away to the Scarlets last week.  They currently sit bottom of Conference B with 1 win and 4 defeats, 3 of which have come in Europe.

Benetton beat the Kings 31-3 in this fixture last season.

 

Betting

Benetton Treviso 1/12

Draw 30/1

Kings 6/1

 

Handicap:

Benetton Treviso -18.5 at 9/10

Kings +18.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Highest scoring half, second-half at 5/6.

The Kings have shown they are capable of keeping things close early on but I strongly suspect that the floodgates will open in the second-half and that will also see the Kings get opportunities as the game loosens up.

 

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

 

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