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Cheetahs vs Pumas Predictions & Tips - Pumas backed to win against the odds

  • Cheetahs vs Pumas predictions for Friday’s Currie Cup match
  • Match is being played at 13:00 BST at Toyota Stadium
  • Pumas have won 2 of their last 3 matches an can upset the odds here
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Cheetahs vs Pumas
Pumas backed against the odds in Bloemfontein (Getty images)
Ralph Staniforth 09 Jul 2021
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Cheetahs vs Pumas Predictions


The Pumas are full of confidence and on a good run of form. Their strong attack should be too good for a Cheetahs side reeling from COVID-19 infections. My best bet for this match is for the Pumas to win.

  • Pumas have won 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Cheetahs lost their last match 31-10 to Griquas.
  • Cheetahs have 10+ players out injured/COVID-19.

Head to Head


The Cheetahs have won four of their last five matches against the Pumas. When they last met in the 2020 Currie Cup, the Cheetahs came away with a 43-37 win in Nelspruit.

Cheetahs Form


The Cheetahs are currently bottom of the Currie Cup table. They have only played one match thus far.

After a bye in week one, the Cheetahs lost 31-10 at Griquas. The Bloemfontein-based outfit had 13 players missing due to positive COVID-19 tests for that fixture.

Last week the Cheetahs game against the Bulls was called off due to the number of positive COVID cases. This week’s match is set to go ahead as planned but there will be more testing closer to kick off.

Cheetahs Injuries & Team News


The Cheetahs are still expected to be missing a number of players as they are still in isolation. They still have 11 positive cases within the squad so a weakened lineup is guaranteed.

Pumas Form


The Pumas are enjoying a fantastic start to the Currie Cup after winning two of their three matches. They are currently second but have a game in hand on Western Province.

A superb performance saw the Pumas beat the Lions 39-10 in their first match before going down 32-27 to the defending champions, Bulls at Loftus.

That did little to stop the Pumas momentum. Last week they won 26-22 at home against Griquas. It was a titanic battle but the Pumas outscored Griquas three tries to one.

Pumas Injuries & Team News


The Pumas are expected to be near full strength. They have no reported injuries.

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Verdict

The Pumas have started the season well while the Cheetahs are struggling to get their players out of isolation. I am backing the Pumas to win in this match.

Best Bet: Pumas Win Full Time Result @130.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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