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Pumas vs Sharks Betting Tips, Preview & Odds – Pumas can punish struggling Sharks

  • Pumas welcome the Sharks in a Super Rugby Unlocked match on Saturday
  • Sharks have rung the changes to the team that went down 41-14 to the Bulls last weekend
  • Pumas defeated the Sharks 27-20 in the 2019 Currie Cup
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The Pumas entertain the Sharks at the Mbombela Stadium in a Super Rugby Unlocked encounter on Saturday afternoon. The Sharks are the favourites to win, but the Pumas are a very good side and have more than enough to upset the odds.

Pumas Form & News


The Pumas kicked off their Super Rugby Unlocked season with a 53-31 loss to the Cheetahs away in Bloemfontein.

That defeat was quickly followed by a fine 27-21 away win at the Griquas. Last weekend, the Pumas led 37-19 towards the end of the match, but somehow managed to end up on the wrong end of the scoreline at home against the Stormers. 

The 42-37 scoreline is far from the actual story, as the Pumas were excellent for large chunks of the clash.

The Pumas have no reported injuries and will likely field a similar team to last weekend.

Sharks Form & News


The Sharks have been hit and miss so far in Super Rugby Unlocked.

They did beat the Lions 19-16 at home on the opening weekend of the tournament, but they were far from convincing. 

The Sharks then had a bye before getting hammered 41-14 by the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld last weekend. The Sharks were terrible and deserved the hiding.

The Sharks have made five changes to their line-up after a horror show last weekend. Madosh Tambwe makes his first start on the wing.

The rest of the changes are among the forwards where Henco Venter comes in at flank and Dan Jooste starts at prop. John-Hubert Meyer also starts at prop with Thomas du Toit injured.

Pumas vs Sharks Head to Head


The Sharks have claimed four victories in their last six meetings with the Pumas.

The Pumas emerged victorious in the last meeting of the sides in the 2019 Currie Cup. They won 27-20 in Nelspruit.

Pumas vs Sharks Odds


The Pumas are available at 3.75 to claim the win, while the Sharks are priced at 1.28. The draw pays 26.00.

The handicap for the clash is set at 10 points.

Pumas vs Sharks Match Up


The Pumas have been very good so far, despite losing two matches. The same cannot be said for the Sharks, who have been woeful for the most part. The Pumas could well win this one if they Sharks don't tighten up and improve their set-pieces.

Pumas vs Sharks Stats


  • Pumas have covered the +10 handicap in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Pumas won their last match against the Sharks.
  • Sharks lost 41-14 last weekend to the Bulls.

Pumas vs Sharks FAQ

Where can I watch Pumas vs Sharks live stream online?

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Where is the Pumas vs Sharks Super Rugby Unlocked match being played?

The Pumas vs Sharks match is being played at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa.

When is the Pumas vs Sharks Super Rugby Unlocked match being played?

The Pumas vs Sharks match is being played on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 16:30 SAST.

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What competition are Pumas vs Sharks playing in?

Pumas vs Sharks is being played in Super Rugby Unlocked.

What happened the last time the Pumas and Sharks met?

The Pumas won their last meeting in the 2019 Currie Cup 27-20 in Nelspruit.

Verdict

I'm tipping the Pumas to cover the +10 handicap, with victory for them not out of the question.

Best Bet: Pumas +10 Handicap Handicap @1.90 at betway - 4 Units
Value Bet: Pumas Win Result @3.75 at betway - 1 Unit

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