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Bulls vs Leinster Predictions - Leinster favourites to win in Pretoria

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2024
Ralph Staniforth 14 Jun 2024
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  • Visitors finished 3rd on the URC table
  • Can Bulls win against the odds at home?
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Leinster to win at Loftus (Getty Images)

Bulls vs Leinster Preview


The Bulls home form is superb and without question. The issue they have this weekend is that Leinster are a world class outfit, filled with Irish internationals. To add to their problems, the Bulls have lost some key players to injury, so I can see the Irish side taking the win
  • Bulls vs Leinster Preview
  • Head to Head
  • Bulls Form
  • Bulls Injuries & Team News
  • Leinster Form
  • Leinster Injuries & Team News

  • Bulls have won their last 5 matches.
  • Bulls have won 12 of their last 13 home matches.
  • Bulls have suffered injuries to key players ahead of this match.
  • Leinster beat the Bulls by 29 points earlier this season.
  • Leinster have won 3 of their last 4 URC matches.

Head to Head


Leinster beat the Bulls 47-14 when they met earlier this season in Dublin.

Bulls Form


The Bulls have enjoyed a superb season in the URC, finishing second on the table with 13 wins from 18 games. They were just two points off top and three clear of Leinster.

Overall, the Bulls have been very solid home and away, but at home their form has been a level up. They have only lost one game in the URC at Loftus, and that came against Munster in April.

That loss was followed by home wins over the Ospreys, Glasgow and Benetton and an away victory over the Sharks. Last week, the Bulls defeated Benetton 30-23 at home in the quarter-final.

Bulls Injuries & Team News


Jake White has a few problems, especially in the backline where a few injuries have occurred. With both Kurt-Lee Arendse and Canan Moodie missing in the backline through injury, the Bulls have lost quite a bit of firepower.

Leinster Form


Leinster’s season has not quite gone according to plan. They finished third in the URC, their lowest finish in the last five years. 

While it looked like Leinster would top the table quite late on in the season, they opted to rest players ahead of the Champions Cup final and send a weakened squad for a two-match tour in South Africa.

Leinster then lost those two games in the Republic and the Champions Cup final. So, their risk didn’t really pay off, so now they must win the URC the hard way.

Last week, on home soil, Leinster proved too good for Ulster in the URC quarter-final, winning the game 43-20.

Leinster Injuries & Team News


Leinster should have a very similar side to last week. There is no reason to rest any players and they will be desperate to get a result and a trophy this season.

Verdict

I am backing Leinster to come away with a win in this game and to cover the -6 handicap.

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