Your weekend odds

Legendsbet.co.za and former Springbok hooker and CEO of SA Rugby Legends John Allan has given us some betting tips to make this weekend all the more profitable.

After a strong finish in the Vodacom Tri-Nations by the Springboks and another bunch of successful tips from John, all eyes turn towards the last three rounds in the Absa Currie Cup as the teams jockey for those vital points to secure a home semi-final.

The big game this weekend is between the Vodacom Blue Bulls and the Sharks at Absa stadium on Saturday at 5pm. The Bulls will need to win if they intend challenging for a home semi, a loss in Durban could see them
slip out of the top four and potentially 10 points behind the log leaders.

We chatted to John Allan about this game and he his backing the Sharks all the way. Even though the Bulls pack regain the services of Wannenburg and Spies, without Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha expect the Sharks to dominate the line-outs and the scrums.

Forward dominance, homeground advantage and the return of Venter, Pienaar, BJ Botha and Muller should secure a Sharks’ victory. Legendsbet have the Sharks R1.45 favourites to win outright and -6.5 point favourites on handicap. JA has selected his beloved Sharks as his BEST BET of the weekend.

Vodacom Western Province will be looking to get there campaign back on track against the Valke at Newlands on Friday night. If they keep their composure they should be able to pull a bonus point win off against the occasional giant killers/ perenial whipping boys. The Legendsbet bookies have set the handicap at 29.5 points – in other words if you back WP with a handicap of -29.5 they must win by 30 points or more for you to win. Similarly if you back the Valke at +29.5, the Valke can win or loose by 29 points or less for you to be a winner.

The Lions are playing at home this weekend with the knowledge thats a bonus point win and a Bulls loss could push them into contention for a semi-final berth. Motivation enough to give Griquas a thrashing at Ellis Park on Saturday. Legendsbet bookies have the Lions -20.5 point favourites on handicap.

The Cheetahs will also be looking to secure their home semi when they take on the Pumas, the only team without a win in this year’s competition. It should be considered more of a practice match for the well drilled Cheetahs. Here the legendsbet bookies have set the handicap at 40.5 points. So if you back the Cheetahs with a -40.5 point handicap remember they must win by 41 points or more for you to win.