Lions v Bulls, Preview & Prediction

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The Lions return home from a successful tour of Australia where they all 3 of their matches.  They were pushed hard last week in Canberra before getting up to beat the Brumbies by 7 points and for the second week in a row their final winning margin was very close to where the bookmakers had set the handicap.  The Lions have won 4 out of 4 matches at home with their most disappointing performance probably the 3 point victory over the Jaguares in their last home start.

The Bulls are coming off successive home defeats to New Zealand sides.  Last week they lost by 7 points in poor conditions against the Highlanders and the week before they were crushed by the Crusaders losing by 38 points.

The Lions will be looking for their 3rd successive home victory over the Bulls having won the last 2 meetings at Ellis Park by 4 and 11 points.

 

Betting

Lions 1/7

Draw 33/1

Bulls 5/1

 

Handicap

Lions -14.5 at 9/10

Bulls +14.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Handicap, Lions -14.5 at 9/10.

Despite winning all 3 matches in Australia I didn’t feel that the Lions were at their best particularly in the last 2 weeks against the Force and the Brumbies.  The Bulls though have been awful and I can’t look past a big home win here.

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