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Pumas vs Griquas Predictions & Tips - Pumas backed for narrow away win

  • Pumas vs Griquas predictions for Friday’s Currie Cup match
  • Match is being played at 15:00 BST at the Tafel Lager Park
  • Pumas have won their last 2 matches by less than 12 points against Griquas
  • I am backing the Pumas to win by 1-12 points
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Griquas can get within 12 points of Pumas (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 01 Jul 2021
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Pumas vs Griquas Predictions


This has been a very close encounter in recent times. The last two matches have ended in five and six point wins for the Pumas. We are backing the Pumas to win this match by 1-12 points.

  • Pumas have won their last 2 matches against Griquas.
  • Griquas have lost their last 2 matches by 5 & 6 points against the Pumas.
  • Griquas won their last match 31-10 against the Cheetahs.

Head to Head


Pumas have won their last two matches against Griquas. The last time they met it ended 22-17 in Pumas favour in the 2020 Currie Cup.

Pumas Form


The Pumas will be happy with their start to the Currie Cup campaign as they currently sit in third place after two matches. A bonus point victory could send them top should the Sharks result go in their favour.

In round one the Pumas put in a superb performance to beat the Lions 39-10 at home. They were similarly impressive last week against a full strength Bulls outfit. Unfortunately the Pumas came up just short in a 32-27 away loss.

Last season the Pumas beat Griquas in both the Currie Cup and Super Rugby Unlocked competition. While it is expected to be tight, Pumas are certainly favourites.

Pumas Injuries & Team News


Pumas will be at full strength for this fixture.

Griquas Form


Griquas have already exceeded their performance from last year by winning a game. They finished bottom of the table in 2020.

An opening weekend 30-16 home defeat against the Sharks was followed by a 31-10 victory over the Cheetahs in Kimberley. It is worth taking into account that the Cheetahs squad was severely weakened due to COVID-19 infections. 

Nevertheless, Griquas were dominant throughout, especially at set pieces. They will need to match the Pumas in the tight phases if they are to get anything from their first away trip of the season.

Griquas Injuries & Team News


Griquas have reported no injury concerns ahead of this clash.

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Verdict

The last two matches between these two have ended in narrow victories for the Pumas. We are tipping the Pumas to win by 1-12 points.

Best Bet: Pumas By 1-12 Points Winning Margin @160.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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