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Sharks vs Harlequins Predictions & Tips - Sharks set for opening win in Champions Cup

07 Dec 2022
Ralph Staniforth 07 Dec 2022
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  • Sharks vs Harlequins predictions for Saturday’s European Champions Cup match
  • Fixture is being played at 13:00 GMT at Kings Park
  • Sharks have won their last 2 games against the visitors
  • Can Harlequins upset the odds?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Sharks set for home win in Champions Cup (Getty Images)

Sharks vs Harlequins Predictions

This is another game that feels like a coin flip. The Sharks have a very strong outfit but have not quite put in the performances this season, but this is the Harlequins first trip to South Africa.
  • Sharks vs Harlequins Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Sharks Form
  • Sharks Injuries & Team News
  • Harlequins Form
  • Harlequins Injuries & Team News
  • Sharks vs Harlequins FAQ

The hosts are slight favourites and on home soil I fancy then to cover the -4 handicap.

  • Sharks are making their Champions Cup debut.
  • Sharks have lost 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Harlequins have won 4 of their last 5 matches.

Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the Sharks and Harlequins.

Sharks Form

This will be the Sharks first foray into the European Champions Cup but fortunately they can open up at home. This season has not gone according to plan for the Sharks after making the playoffs of the URC last season.

The Durban-based franchise had their coach resign a couple of weeks ago after a humiliating home defeat to Cardiff. They did bounce back last week to beat the Ospreys 25-10 at home.

Much money has been spent at the Sharks over the last year but there seems to be a struggle to get the players to gel. That said, the Sharks have world class players, mostly internationals across the park and on their day can beat anyone.

Sharks Injuries & Team News

The Sharks will have more international players back this weekend. Expect to see the majority start as they look to build some confidence in what has been an average year to date.

Harlequins Form

Harlequins have made a very good start to their season in the Rugby Premiership. They are third on the table on 30 points with six wins and three defeats from nine matches.

Over their last five matches, the Harlequins have won four, including their last two. They beat Gloucester 21-12 at the end of November before defeating Bath 19-13 away last weekend.

While the Champions Cup isn’t new to the English side, traveling to South Africa is. While some players have made international appearances in the Republic, it is a new ball-game at club level.

Harlequins Injuries & Team News

Harlequins have traveled with a strong squad of players. They are expected to field a full strength side.

Sharks vs Harlequins FAQ

When is Sharks vs Harlequins being played?

Sharks vs Harlequins is being played on 10 December 2022.



Sharks are backed to cover the -4 handicap against Harlequins.

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