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Cheetahs vs Sharks Predictions & Tips - Cheetahs can win at home
- Cheetahs vs Sharks predictions for Sunday’s Currie Cup match
- Match is being played at 14:30 GMT at the Toyota Stadium
- Sharks suffered a 27-12 defeat in the Currie Cup last weekend
- I am backing the Cheetahs to upset the odds in Bloemfontein
- Read on for more free predictions and betting tips
Cheetahs have been in decent form at home this season (Getty images)
Cheetahs vs Sharks Predictions
The Cheetahs returned to form last week with a win while the Sharks suffered a heavy defeat. I’m backing the hosts to finish within six points of the Sharks and possibly upset the odds.
- Cheetahs are the defending Currie Cup champions.
- Cheetahs have won 3 of their last 4 home matches.
- Sharks lost their last match 27-12 to the Lions.
Head to Head
Sharks have won four of their last six matches against the Cheetahs. When they met in the 2020 Super Rugby Unlocked competition the Sharks won 19-13 at home in a very tight match.
The Cheetahs are the defending Currie Cup champions but currently sit fifth in the table, one place outside the playoff positions.
The Free State side will always be a dangerous outfit but this season has been one to forget for many reasons. Performances have been well below par, which has coincided with the many off-field issues they have faced.
The Cheetahs are still within touching distance of the top four and can be a very dangerous team. After heavy 40-13 and 39-23 defeats against the Bulls and Lions respectively, the Cheetahs bounced back to win 35-31 against the Pumas last week.
The match started slowly as the Pumas looked the dominant side but after the break the Cheetahs started to reproduce their best form.
Cheetahs Injuries & Team News
Rosko Specman starts at wing for the Cheetahs after returning from injury. Frans Steyn will shift from flyhalf to inside centre with Reinhardt Fortuin coming in at flyhalf.
Oupa Mohoje makes his long-awaited return to the starting lineup at flank.
The Sharks sit third in the Currie Cup table after suffering a surprisingly heavy defeat last weekend. They are still well within the playoff places and comfortably clear of the fifth placed Cheetahs.
The Durban-based outfit began their Currie Cup campaign with a 45-10 victory over the Pumas before enjoying a bye in the second week. The Sharks then went into a top of the table clash against the Bulls, a match the Sharks won 32-29 in dramatic fashion.
Their season just seemed to find some consistency when they produced a poor performance last week. The Lions dominated the Sharks in every aspect as they cruised to a 27-12 home win.
This weekend the Sharks will want to get back to winning ways but face a Cheetahs team fighting for their lives.
Sharks Injuries & Team News
Sharks head coach Sean Everitt has made four changes to the starting lineup this week. John Hubert-Meyer will start at tighthead while Ruben van Heerden comes back into the second-row.
In the backline Jaden Hendrikse makes his first start for the Sharks at scrumhalf. At centre Jeremy Ward comes in for Marius Louw.
Fullback, Aphelele Fassi makes his return to the bench after missing most of the season through injury.
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The Cheetahs got a much needed victory last weekend. Their return to form coupled with home ground advantage should see them push the Sharks all the way, and possibly win.
Best Bet: Cheetahs +6 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Cheetahs Win Result @150.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units