Munster vs Cardiff Blues
Competition: Guinness Pro14
Date: 30 September 2017
Kick off: 14:30 CET
Munster suffered their first loss of the campaign in what was their biggest test thus far, and meanwhile, Cardiff picked up their first win of the season, now, these two will have to battle it out to change their fortunes around.
Munster had been looking dangerous through the season thus far as they had managed to make easy work of the three opponents they faced in the early season. However, they were not tough opposition, and there were two home games to begin with, so when they did finally have a tough opponent to face, and it was on the road, they were soundly beaten and took quite an embarrassing hammering. They fell to the now undefeated Glasgow Warriors in their last game, in Scotland, and it was a big loss as they were defeated by 27 points. Before that, one the road as well, they took on an Ospreys side that has been struggling, and only managed a five point win there which shoes they do have weaknesses. However, against smaller teams, at home, they have been too strong beating the Cheetahs by 33 points and Treviso by 31.
Cardiff will be extremely happy to have picked up their first win of the season, especially seeing as it was such a tough one, out in Galway against Connacht. Cardiff were not tipped to win this one, yet they snuck past Connacht by two points. They have shown some good signs, but have been frustrated. They have gotten closest to beating Glasgow, as at home, they lost by just one point. Then before that they lost a big game on the road to Leinster – by 28 points before they’re first game was a loss at home to Edinburgh by 10 points. Heading to Munster will not be easy for them, and although they will be pumped after the win, it will take a lot to keep their win record going.
Munster vs Treviso 34-3
Munster vs Cheetahs 51-18
Ospreys vs Munster 16-21
Glasgow vs Munster 37-10
Cardiff vs Edinburgh 10-20
Leinster vs Cardiff 37-9
Cardiff vs Glasgow 19-20
Connacht vs Cardiff 15-17
Munster vs Cardiff Blues: Head to Head Stats
Munster have had the advantage over the Cardiff side in recent times as they have got seven wins out of the last 10, and Cardiff only three. However, the last three encounters have seen Cardiff win two of them.
Munster vs Cardiff Blues: Prediction
There is not much reason for Munster to lose this. Although they lost the last game they played and that broke their spell, they are the type of team that will look to bounce back in a big way and they will be a team that will gun for a fragile Cardiff side. Look for a decent win for the home side.
Munster vs Cardiff Blues: Betting Tips
- Munster -13 @1.85 betting odds
- Cardiff to score less than two tries
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