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Sharks vs British & Irish Lions Predictions & Tips - B & I Lions to give Sharks another lesson

  • Sharks vs British & Irish Lions predictions for Saturday’s Tour fixture
  • Encounter is being played at 18:00 SAST at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria
  • British & Irish Lions beat the Sharks 54-7 in the week
  • I'm backing the British & Irish Lions to cover the handicap
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Sharks vs British & Irish Lions
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Sharks vs British & Irish Lions Predictions


The British & Irish Lions are looking in good shape ahead of the Test series against the Springboks in South Africa. They have won their last two fixtures by 40+ points. Playing the Sharks will be interesting, but the touring outfit should have enough for another big win, this time in Pretoria at Loftus.

  • Sharks have lost their last 2 matches.
  • British & Irish Lions have won their last 3 matches.
  • British & Irish Lions have won their last 3 matches by 18, 42 & 47 points.
  • British & Irish Lions beat the Sharks by 54-7 just a few days ago.

Head to Head


The British & Irish Lions and Sharks met twice before with the tourists winning on both occasions. On the 2009 tour the B+I Lions won 39-3 against the Sharks. Last week they met again, the Lions won 54-7 in Johannesburg.

Sharks Form


The Sharks were meant to play a Currie Cup fixture this weekend but after the Bulls had a COVID-19 outbreak, the Pretoria side confirmed they couldn’t fulfill their fixture against the British & Irish Lions. In order to ensure the tourists get the game-time required, the Sharks will play them again.

In the Currie Cup the Sharks have performed to a reasonable level in their opening two matches. They beat Griquas 30-16 on the opening weekend before narrowly losing out 32-31 to Western Province.

The men from Durban however struggled against the British & Irish Lions in their last match. The Sharks lost 54-7 in Johannesburg in a match where they were completely dominated in every facet.

Sharks Injuries & Team News


Sean Everitt is set to make some changes to his side with the short turnaround time between games. He expected to play a Currie Cup fixture this weekend so will have to alter his plans somewhat.

British & Irish Lions Form


The British and Irish Lions could not have hoped for a better start to their South African tour. They look every bit of a team that will challenge the world champions in the Test series.

Prior to their arrival in South Africa, the Lions beat Japan 28-10 at Murrayfield. That was followed by a 56-14 win over the South African Lions in their first tour match.

A few days ago the B+I Lions defeated the Sharks 54-7 and will meet the same opponents this weekend. That is because the Bulls had a COVID outbreak and cannot field a team.

British & Irish Lions Injuries & Team News


Warren Gatland has not been shy to make changes on the tour thus far. In the last match he made eight and will likely look to make around that number again.

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Verdict

The British & Irish Lions crushed the Sharks 54-7 in midweek. With the handicap set at 36 points, we are backing the tourists to cover it with relative ease in Pretoria.

Best Bet: B+I Lions -36 Handicap Handicap @1.90 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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