The Currie Cup is South Africa’s premier domestic rugby tournament and one of the world’s oldest rugby competitions with the first official tournament being plated in 1892.
This Season there are 9 teams in the Currie Cup. Below we highlight the betting odds for the Currie Cup as well as some betting tips.
|Free State Cheetahs||(5/1)||v||Pumas||(1/8)||Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein|
|Western Province||(1/33)||v||Griquas||(10/1)||DHL Newlands, Cape Town|
|Sharks||(2/11)||v||Blue Bulls||(4/1)||Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban|
Please note betting odds quoted are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. View the latest currie cup betting odds
Free State Cheetahs
The Cheetahs had the perfect season in 2016 finishing the round robin stages of the Currie Cup unbeaten before going on to beat the Bulls 36-16 in the final to claim their first trophy since 2007. The Cheetahs have a new coach in Rory Duncan and have a very strong squad who will be led by Francois Venter. Their young, dynamic back line offer exciting rugby and will be one of the favourites this season.
Current Betting Odds: 20/1
The Lions are full of confidence after a successful Super Rugby season, the 2015 Currie Cup champs will be one of the favourites for claiming the title in this years tournament. On the down side the Lions have lost some players to Springbok duty, including Jantjies, Jaco Kreil, Mapoe, Whitely and Cronje. Nevertheless the Lions will continue to play their exciting brand of rugby and will have a good chance of claiming there 12th Currie Cup title.
Betting odds for outright win: 8/1
The men from Cape Town will be looking to improve on their 2016 Currie Cup season where they finished 3rd on the table and got knocked out in the semi finals against the Bulls. The 2014 champions have an exciting and experienced squad despite some of their big names being called up to the Springboks.
Betting odds for the win: 7/2
The Sharks under coach Robert du Preez will be looking to improve on their 5th place finish in last year’s competition. The Sharks are a team full of talent and have exciting young players in Lukhanyo Am and Curwin Bosch mixed with experience in the form of veteran Odwa Ndugane and Captain Keegan Daniel. On paper the Sharks have one of the best sides in the tournament, only time will tell if this translates into victory. The Sharks last won the Currie Cup in 2013.
Currie Cup betting odds: 7/10
The Bulls finished 2nd in the 2016 Currie Cup, with 6 wins from 8 matches. They lost to the Cheetahs in last years final and will be looking to regain their championship winning form having not won the Currie Cup since 2009. The Bulls are the most successful province with a total of 21 wins in the history of the Currie Cup tournament. Johannes Prinsloo will captain the strong team and they will certainly be in contention for the title.
Betting odds: 6/2
The power of research in Currie Cup rugby betting cannot be underestimated here are a few betting tips for this year’s Currie Cup tournament.
One way to improve your betting win ratio is to look at each team’s recent form. They say winning is a habit and a team in good form will have confidence and be hard to beat. Look at each teams last 5 matches and take into account other factors such as conditions, venue and team line up.
Home or Away
Some teams perform exceptionally well at home, but fall apart when they need to travel. Home ground advantage, with home crowd and familiar surroundings can lift a team; conversely a hostile environment and crowd can negatively affect the traveling team.
Before you place a bet on a Currie Cup match, have a look at the predicted weather conditions. These conditions can affect the game plan of each team and may suit certain sides a bit more than others. For example in wet conditions a team with a strong forward pack and experienced tactical kicker might have a better chance than a team that enjoys running the ball in dry conditions.
Team Line up
Every Currie Cup team has key players. A good tip is to have a look at the team starting line up before placing a bet. For example a team might be without their influential caption or their most attacking player and top try scorer might be injured. This can have a large impact on the games results as well as points scored.
Bet with your head
If you do your research correctly and follow betting tips you should have a good understanding of betting favourites, don’t let your affiliation with a team, or support of a side influence your judgement. Bet based on the facts.
Bet what you can afford
The most experienced online rugby betting individuals always stick to a budget and manage their back roll wisely. If you are new to betting on the Currie Cup or other rugby tournaments, a good tip to remember is to start with small bets, once you feel more comfortable and have had some success you can increase your bet size.
If you follow the above Currie Cup betting tips you will increase your chances of placing a winning bet.
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