Sunwolves v Sharks, Preview & Prediction

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The Sunwolves are coming off a bye having lost by 7 points away to the Jaguares in their last start.  They have only won 1 game all season and that was their last home match when they edged the Bulls 21-20 in Tokyo.  The Sunwolves have hosted South African teams on 7 occasions winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 5.  The biggest margin of defeat has been by 14 points and that was against the Kings earlier this year.

The Sharks are coming off a very disappointing loss to the Kings last week. The result was all the more disappointing as they were coming off a home win over the Force and an away win over the Jaguares where they probably delivered their best performance of the season.  The Sharks have won 3 and lost 3 on the road this season and last time these sides met the Sharks won by 11 points in Durban in 2016.

 

Betting

Sunwolves 4/1

Draw 33/1

Sharks 2/11

 

Handicap

Sunwolves +12.5 at 9/10

Sharks -12.5 at 9/10

 

Suggested bet:  Winning margin, Sharks under 12.5 points at 19/10.

The handicap looks too big in this match but rather than steam in with a big bet I am going with a smaller stake and backing the Sharks to win by 1 to 12 points.

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