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Pumas vs Sharks Predictions & Tips - Tired Sharks to win tight encounter in Nelspruit

  • Pumas vs Sharks predictions for Wednesday’s Currie Cup match
  • Match is being played at 13:30 BST at the Mbombela Stadium
  • Sharks are top of the Currie Cup table
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Sharks tipped for narrow win in Nelspruit (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 11 Aug 2021
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Pumas vs Sharks Predictions


Due to COVID-19 infections in the Sharks camp this match has been cancelled. The Pumas will receive 4 points from the match.

This should be a tight match especially with the three day turnaround for the Sharks. They are expected to make a few changes but should still have enough to win. The best bet is for the Sharks to win by 1-12 points.
  • Pumas vs Sharks Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Pumas Form
  • Pumas Injuries & Team News
  • Sharks Form
  • Sharks Injuries & Team News
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  • Sharks have won 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Sharks have won 6 of their last 8 matches against the Pumas.
  • Sharks are top of the 2021 Currie Cup table.
  • Pumas have lost 2 of their last 4 matches by less than 12 points.

Head to Head


The Sharks lead 6-2 in their last eight matches against the Pumas. Their last match took place in the 2020 Currie Cup where the Sharks won 45-10 at home.

Pumas Form


The Pumas come into round nine of the 2021 Currie Cup with a good shot of making the playoffs. They are second bottom but only two points off the final semi-final place with a game in hand.

An added benefit for the Pumas is that they did not play at the weekend so the players will be fresh. The Pumas started the season well but have dropped off recently. 

They lost 17-16 at the Cheetahs before their poorest performance of the season saw them go down 37-23 at home to Western Province. In their last match the Nelspruit-based outfit came from a half-time deficit to beat the Lions 36-33 at home.

Pumas Injuries & Team News


With a full week of preparation the Pumas won’t be changing too much from the side that beat the Lions. They have no reported injuries.

Sharks Form


The Sharks have had a strange season thus far. They find themselves top of the table with just three wins from their eight matches. That is mainly down to getting points from games cancelled due to COVID-19.

Despite that, the Sharks have put in some impressive performances. They beat the Cheetahs 47-30 but came crushing down to earth a week later, losing 37-27 to Griquas at home.

This past weekend the Durban-based side beat the defending Currie Cup champions Bulls 35-28. That victory took them top of the table with 30 points, one point clear of the Bulls and a better points difference.

Sharks Injuries & Team News


Sean Everitt is likely to make a few changes to his side after the team played on Saturday. A three day rest period is very unusual for rugby union so this may be an opportunity to give others a chance to impress.

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Verdict

The Sharks are expected to make a few changes for this match. They are tipped to win a tight encounter by 12 or less points.

Best Bet: Sharks by 1-12 Winning Margin @130.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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