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Scarlets vs Lions Preview & Tips - Scarlets backed for comfortable win

By Ralph Staniforth
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Scarlets vs Lions Preview & Tips


Scarlets were on the wrong end of a tight scoreline but should pull things back together at home this weekend. The Lions on the other hand beat Zebre, but the Italians are easily the worst side in the competition.
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  • Head to Head
  • Scarlets Form
  • Scarlets Injuries & Team News
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  • Scarlets are unbeaten in 6 of their last 11 matches.
  • Scarlets have won 4 of their last 7 United Rugby Championship matches.
  • Lions finished bottom of the Currie Cup table.
  • Lions beat Zebre in their last match.

Head to Head


The Scarlets and Lions have never before played against each other.

Scarlets Form


Scarlets had a reasonable season last time out, finishing behind Munster and Connacht in Conference B. They won eight of their 16 fixtures but only managed seven bonus points throughout the competition.

During more recent Rainbow Cup, Scarlets finished seventh despite only winning one of their five matches. They also drew on two occasions but it was a tournament played without international players.

Scarlets didn’t get this season off to the best of starts as they went down 26-22 to Edinburgh away last weekend. The losing bonus point will be of some consolation as they look to gain maximum points against the Lions.

Scarlets Team News


The Scarlets are not expected to make wholesale changes despite their loss at the weekend. They will be confident heading into this fixture.

Lions Form


The Lions came into the United Rugby Championship under huge pressure after a very disappointing Currie Cup campaign. Finishing bottom was their worst finish in the last half a decade.

The Johannesburg-based outfit must have felt all their worries disappear after a magnificent first half against Zebre last weekend. They were up by more than 30 points at the break.

It Italians however fought back in the second half which saw the Lions escape with a 38-26 victory. Still, not much can be read into that with Zebre easily the worst side in the competition. Scarlets in Wales will offer a far different threat.

Lions Team News


The Lions have announced an unchanged squad for this fixture.

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Verdict

Scarlets should prove far too strong for a struggling Lions outfit. I am tipping the hosts to win by more than 10 points.

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