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Pumas vs Cheetahs Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pumas can upset the odds in Nelspruit

  • Pumas host the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup on Friday
  • The match will be played at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit
  • Cheetahs have suffered heavy defeats in 3 of their last 4 matches
Cheetahs vs Pumas
Pumas can uspet the odds on Friday against the Cheetahs (Getty images)

The Pumas welcome the Cheetahs to the Mbombela Stadium in the Currie Cup on Friday. The Pumas are performing well despite not getting results while the Cheetahs have been atrocious recently. 

Pumas Form


The Pumas improvement over the season has been very noticeable although they only have their two wins over the Griquas to show for it. 

The Nelspruit-based outfit lost 45-10 in their Currie Cup opener against the Sharks in Durban but that was followed by a 22-17 win against Griquas. Last week the Pumas were very impressive against a strong Western Province outfit at Newlands.

Going into the final minutes of the match the Pumas were 21-14 down but in chasing the try to draw the match, they allowed Province to score late on to win 28-14.

Pumas Team News


The Pumas have reported no fresh injury concerns. We could see Devon Williams come in at scrumhalf to replace Chriswill September as they look to freshen things up.

Ginter Smuts and Brandon Valentyn were impressive off the bench against Western Province and may have done enough to get into the run-on side.

Cheetahs Form


The Cheetahs have completely fallen away in recent weeks. The form they showed during the early stages of Super Rugby Unlocked and indeed to win the Currie Cup in 2019, is non-existent at the moment.

Much of that has to do with injuries and the fact that players are looking elsewhere after they were removed from the Pro14 competition.

The Bloemfontein-based outfit lost their opening Currie Cup match 40-13 to the Bulls away before suffering a 39-23 home defeat against the Lions last week.

In both matches the Cheetahs had good first halves but fell away completely in the second. 

Cheetahs Team News


Frans Steyn will move from inside centre to flyhalf for this match with Tian Schoeman out of the squad completely. Ruben Haas makes his first start at scrumhalf.

Dries Swanepoel makes his return to the starting lineup at outside centre with Howard Mnisi taking up the inside centre birth.

Pumas vs Cheetahs Head to Head


The Cheetahs lead 7-3 over their last 11 matches against the Pumas. There has been one draw.

They last met in the 2020 Super Rugby Unlocked tournament where the Cheetahs won 53-31 at the Toyota Stadium.

Pumas vs Cheetahs Odds


The Pumas are paying 3.60 with the Cheetahs available at 1.28. A draw is priced at 34.00.

The handicap for the match is set at 9 points with bet365.

Pumas vs Cheetahs Match Up


The Pumas set piece has been firing in recent weeks and that is an area where they will target the Cheetahs. The visitors have not performed well in many aspects of the game but their set pieces have been particularly poor.

Pumas vs Cheetahs Stats


  • Pumas won their last home match against the Griquas.
  • Cheetahs have lost 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Cheetahs have lost by 17, 27 &16 points in 3 of their last 4 matches.

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

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

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

The Pumas vs Cheetahs match is being played on Friday 18 December 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

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What competition are Pumas vs Cheetahs playing in?

Pumas vs Cheetahs is being played in the Currie Cup.

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Verdict

The Pumas are backed to finish within 9 points of the Cheetahs with a possibility of an upset win for the hosts.

Best Bet: Pumas +9 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Pumas Win Full Time Result @260.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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