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Cheetahs vs Lions Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Lions set for victory over struggling Cheetahs

  • The Cheetahs face off against the Lions in the Currie Cup on Saturday
  • It is 4th vs 5th as both teams look to stay in contention for the Currie Cup playoffs
  • Hawies Fourie’s men lost 40-13 to the Bulls last weekend
  • The Lions have won 3 of their last 4 matches across Super Rugby Unlocked and Currie Cup
Lions vs Cheetahs
Lions have shown some good form in recent weeks (Getty Images)

The Cheetahs host the Lions at the Toyota Stadium in the Currie Cup on Saturday. After a magnificent start to their season, the Cheetahs have fallen off the bandwagon while the Lions' form is constantly improving. 

Cheetahs Form


The Cheetahs have struggled for form in recent weeks and were humiliated 40-13 against the Bulls last weekend. That was their first match of the Currie Cup campaign after enjoying a bye on the opening weekend.

The Bloemfontein-based outfit is currently fifth on the table, one place below the Lions who occupy the final playoff position. As the defending the champions the Cheetahs will be desperate to turn their form around but whether they can put the off-field problems aside and perform remains to be seen.

Cheetahs News


Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has made five changes to the team for Saturday. Tian Schoeman returns at flyhalf while wingers Rhyno Smith and Rosko Specman have been dropped. William Small-Smith and Malcolm Jaer replace them.

In the forward pack Aidon Davids and Jacques du Toit come in for Victor Sekekete and Reinach Venter.

Lions Form


The Lions are slowly climbing the table after their season started to settle down. They did not enjoy the best of Super Rugby Unlocked campaigns with two of their matches called off due to COVID-19 infections.

Last weekend the Lions however showed just how resilient they are when they came from behind to beat a far more fancied Western Province outfit 22-19. That came after their narrow 20-17 victory over the Griquas the previous week and the Lions will now want to make it three in a row.

Lions News


Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen has made three changes to his starting line-up this week. Veteran prop Jannie du Plessis will make his first start while Andre Warner will start at scrumhalf.

The only other change is injury enforced with Burger Odendaal missing through injury. Dan Kriel comes in to replace him at centre.

Cheetahs vs Lions Head to Head


The Lions have won three of their last four matches against the Cheetahs. Last year the Lions beat the Cheetahs 24-22 in the round robin stage of the Currie Cup but the Cheetahs bounced back to beat them 31-28 in the Currie Cup final.

Cheetahs vs Lions Odds


The Cheetahs are paying 2.05 to win with the Lions priced at 1.83. A draw is available at 21.00.

The handicap for the match is set at 1 point with bet365.

Cheetahs vs Lions Match Up


Both teams enjoy playing an expansive game of rugby but the Cheetahs confidence has taken a huge knock over recent weeks. Players are signing with other franchises for next season after the Free State side lost their place in the Pro14.

Cheetahs vs Lions Stats


  • Cheetahs have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Cheetahs have lost by 17 and 27 points in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Lions have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • Lions have won 3 of their last 4 matches against the Cheetahs.

Cheetahs vs Lions FAQ

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Where is the Cheetahs vs Lions Currie Cup match being played?

The Cheetahs vs Lions match is being played at Toyota Stadium, Free State, South Africa.

When is the Cheetahs vs Lions Currie Cup match being played?

The Cheetahs vs Lions match is being played on Saturday 12 December 2020 at 15:30 GMT.

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What competition are Cheetahs vs Lions playing in?

Cheetahs vs Lions is being played in the Currie Cup.

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Verdict

The Cheetahs have been poor of late so I'm backing the Lions to cover the -1 handicap in this fixture.

Best Bet: Lions -1 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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