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.
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.
Benetton Treviso 1/12
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