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  • Edinburgh vs Munster predictions for Friday’s United Rugby Championship fixture
  • Hosts have won 6 of their last 7 at home
  • Can Munster move top with a Friday win?
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Edinburgh vs Munster Predictions


This is a very tough match to call on Friday night. Munster can still finish top but to have any chance they must win here. Edinburgh on the other hand can secure a playoff spot with a win and their home form this season has been very strong.
  • Edinburgh vs Munster Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Edinburgh Form
  • Edinburgh Injuries & Team News
  • Munster Form
  • Munster Injuries & Team News

Munster are slight favourites with a four-point handicap. I feel like this will be a very tight contest that could go either way so I’m looking at the hosts to get inside four points.

  • Edinburgh have won their last 3 matches.
  • Edinburgh have won 6 of their last 7 home matches.
  • Munster have won their last 7 URC matches.
  • Munster beat Edinburgh away in their last meeting.

Head to Head


These two last met in December 2022. That game ended 38-17 in favour of Munster.

Edinburgh Form


Edinburgh have enjoyed a fine season and currently find themselves seventh on the table. They have a four-point gap to the side in ninth place so one result could be enough to secure a playoff spot.

With 11 wins in their 16 games, Edinburgh will be looking for a positive result at this weekend. Since losing in the Challenge Cup quarter-final to the Sharks in mid-April, Edinburgh have won three successive games in the United Rugby Championship.

At home, Edinburgh made light work of Scarlets, winning 43-18 before traveling to Cardiff to beat the Blues 24-7. Last weekend, Edinburgh comfortably saw off Zebre 40-14 on home soil.

Edinburgh Injuries & Team News


Victory here could see Edinburgh climb up to fifth place if other results go their way. They will certainly have their strongest side out on the park.

Munster Form


Munster made a very slow start to the season, but their form has picked up drastically over the last few months. Much the same can be said about last season when they came from nowhere to win the competition.

The last seven URC matches have ended in victory for Munster with their last defeat coming away against Connacht on New Years Day. They have lost twice to Northampton in the Champions Cup during that period.

The last four games have seen Munster cause an upset in Pretoria, beating the Bulls 27-22. They followed it up with a convincing 33-13 win over the Lions in Johannesburg.

Last week Munster thrashed Irish rivals, Connacht 47-12 at home.

Munster Injuries & Team News


Only two points separates Munster in third and Glasgow at the top. This will be a huge motivator for Munster to get a crucial away win.

Verdict

I am backing Edinburgh to get within four points of Munster and perhaps win the game.

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