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Pumas vs Griquas Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Griquas backed for first win of the season

  • Pumas and Griquas meet in the 2020 Currie Cup on Friday
  • These 2 sides occupy the bottom 2 spots on the Currie Cup table
  • Griquas were within minutes of their 1st victory this season in their 20-17 loss to the Lions last weekend
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Griquas can get their first win of the season against struggling Pumas (Getty Images)

Pumas welcome the Griquas to Nelspruit for their second 2020 Currie Cup fixture on Friday. It may be the clash of the minnows but Griquas have started to show some form in recent weeks, running the big boys close on a few occasions.

Pumas Form


The Pumas finished second bottom in Super Rugby Unlocked with their only victory coming against the Griquas in Kimberley.

The points carry over means they remain above Griquas but this match could be the decider of who finishes bottom come the end of the Currie Cup.

While the Pumas have impressed on occasion, they have not been great of late. Last week the Pumas suffered a 45-10 defeat to the Sharks in Durban.

Pumas Team News


The Pumas seem to have a clean bill of health from a COVID-19 perspective. There are also no reported injuries from the camp although they could look to make a few changes.

Outside backs Tapiwa Mafura and Dewald Maritz will both be hoping to be in the run-on side this weekend. 

Griquas Form


Griquas failed to win a single Super Rugby Unlocked fixture prior to the Currie Cup, but they did have some impressive showings along the way.

Last week the Griquas returned to their old competitive self and came close to stopping the run of defeats against the Lions. Griquas had a comfortable lead deep into the first half but two late Lions tries made it a three point game at the break.

After the interval the Lions took a 20-17 lead but with the clock on 54 minutes the rain started teeming down, and more importantly, there was lightning in the air. The players were taken from the field and they never returned – the result stands as a 20-17 loss to the Griquas.

Despite defeat the Kimberley-based outfit showed vast improvement and will look to get their first win of the season on Friday.

Griquas Team News


Griquas are likely to stick with the side that performed so admirably against the Lions last weekend.

Pumas vs Griquas Head to Head


The Pumas lead Griquas 4-3 over their last seven matches. They last met earlier this season in Super Rugby Unlocked where the Pumas won 27-21 in Kimberley.

Pumas vs Griquas Odds


Pumas are priced at 2.05 to win with Griquas at 1.83. A draw is available at 17.00.

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

Pumas vs Griquas Match Up


It will be a physical battle and set pieces will be key but both sides are willing to move the ball around. 

Neither team has a realistic chance of qualifying for the knockout stages so they may be more willing to attack. Expect a high-scoring match as long as the weather in Nelspruit plays along.

Pumas vs Griquas Stats


  • Pumas have lost their last 3 matches by 16+ points. 
  • Griquas have won 5 of their last 7 matches against the Pumas (Currie Cup).

Pumas vs Griquas FAQ

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

The Pumas vs Griquas match is being played in Nelspruit, South Africa.

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

The Pumas vs Griquas match is being played on Friday 4 December 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

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What competition are Pumas vs Griquas playing in?

Pumas vs Griquas is being played in the Currie Cup.

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Verdict

The Griquas have shown some fight in recent weeks and are backed to cover the -1 handicap against a Pumas side that has suffered some heavy defeats recently.

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

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