Dragons vs Southern Kings
Competition: Guinness Pro14
Date: 30 September 2017
Kick off: 20:35 CET
This could well be another battle for the bottom tree positions as the Southern Kings are currently right at the bottom with zero points, but the Dragons are second worse with just four. They now meet decide who can get a small edge up.
The Kings really have been out of their depth in this tournament, and unfortunately, it is not really their fault. They have been stuffed around since they were formed for Super rugby, and just as they were making progress, their players left after the news of being chopped from the other Hemisphere competition. They now have a mismatched squad of loaned and borrowed castaways and are not making things happen. In a game that they had to win to show they had value – Zebre at home – they were hammered, and now they have to head back overseas again to face the likes of the Dragons. The Dragons have not been good either, but they are much more stable than the Kings and will eye this for their second win of the competition.
The Dragons have never been a real force, and often prop up the bottom tier of the log, especially for the Welsh sides, and nothing looks like it will change this year. They have managed one win this year – and that was against Connacht at home by 13 points on a weekend where they were the only Welsh side to win, but other than that, it has been poor. Leinster beat them by 23 points at home on the opening weekend then it was another big 17 point loss to a poor Edinburgh side before they got the win only to go down in their biggest loss yet – 27 points – to Ulster. The Dragons however will know that the Kings at home should be easy points for them, and everyone else really.
Dragons vs Leinster 16-39
Edinburgh vs Dragons 35-18
Dragons vs Connacht 21-8
Ulster vs Dragons 52-25
Scarlets vs Kings 57-10
Connacht vs Kings 32-10
Kings vs Leinster 10-31
Kings vs Zebre 17-43
Dragons vs Southern Kings: Head to Head Stats
This is the first time that these teams will be meeting in the Pro 14
Dragons vs Southern Kings: Prediction
The Kings have played their cards and they have shown that they are indeed one of the weakest teams in the competition. Undoubtedly they will win one or two games, but that is when everything is on their side. They are demoralised now, traveling back to Europe, and facing a more fired up Dragons side so they will lose this bottom battle.
Dragons vs Southern Kings: Betting Tips
- Over 65 points scored in the game
- Dragons to win by 15+ points
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