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Sharks vs Pumas Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Sharks backed to smash handicap

  • Sharks host Pumas in a Currie Cup fixture on Friday at 17:00 GMT
  • The match will be played at Kings Park Stadium in Durban
  • Sharks beat the Pumas 42-19 in Nelspruit in their match earlier this season
  • Thomas du Toit makes his return to the Sharks starting line-up after injury
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Sharks backed for convincing victory over Griquas in Currie Cup opener (Getty images)

The Sharks opening their 2020 Currie Cup campaign against the Pumas at Kings Park on Friday. The hosts have won four of their last five matches while the Pumas have struggled, beating only the Griquas during Super Rugby Unlocked.

Sharks Form

The Sharks finished fourth on the recently concluded Super Rugby Unlocked table. They won four of their six matches, lost one and got a draw in their final fixture after their match against the Stormers was called off.

The Sharks’ only defeat came at Loftus Versfeld against the Bulls who won the Super Rugby Unlocked title. Other than that 41-14 loss, the Sharks improved most weeks and will look to challenge for the 2020 Currie Cup title.

In their last competed match on 6 November, the Sharks beat the Cheetahs 19-13 in Durban. 

Sharks Team News

Springbok prop Thomas du Toit returns to the Sharks starting line-up this weekend after recovering from injury. 

Lukhanyo Am remains out injured so Jeremy Ward will continue at outside centre and as captain.

The only other injury is full-back Anthony Volmink. He is replaced by Manie Libbok.

Pumas Form

The Pumas finished second bottom on the Super Rugby Unlocked table with their only victory coming in week two against the Griquas in Kimberly.

In the final round of Super Rugby Unlocked last weekend the Pumas lost 21-5 to the Bulls. The Pumas were fortunate that the scoreline wasn’t any bigger but the heavy rain made it far easier for them to defend.

On occasion the Pumas have impressive this season, most notably in their home 42-37 defeat to the Stormers. But a number of Pumas players have tested positive for COVID-19, and even if they are fit this weekend, those players would not have trained much recently.

Pumas Team News

There are players among the Pumas that must still undergo COVID-19 tests before their availability is confirmed. 

Sharks vs Pumas Head to Head

The Sharks lead 5-2 in their last seven matches against the Pumas. They met a few weeks ago in Super Rugby Unlocked where the Sharks won 42-19 in Nelspruit.

Sharks vs Pumas Odds

Sharks are priced at 1.07 to win with the Pumas paying 8.00. A draw is available at odds of 41.00 with bet365.

The handicap for the match is set at 18 points.

Sharks vs Pumas Match Up

The Sharks gradually improved over the Super Rugby Unlocked competition and should be approaching their peak. Up front, Thomas du Toit will add power and accuracy to set pieces, an area in which the Pumas have struggled. 

Sharks vs Pumas Stats

  • Sharks beat the Pumas 42-19 in their last match 3 weeks ago.
  • Sharks have won 4 of their last 5 completed matches.
  • Pumas have lost 4 of their last 5 matches. 
  • Pumas finished 2nd last in Super Rugby Unlocked.

Sharks vs Pumas FAQ

Where can I watch Sharks vs Pumas live stream online?

Check out our online streaming calendar for the Sharks vs Pumas live stream.

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

The Sharks vs Pumas match is being played at the Kings Park in Durban, South Africa.

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

The Sharks vs Pumas match is being played on Friday 27 November 2020 at 17:00 GMT.

Where can I get Sharks vs Pumas free bets?

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What competition are Sharks vs Pumas playing in?

Sharks vs Pumas is being played in the Currie Cup.



Sharks are backed to win convincingly and cover the -18 handicap against the Pumas.

Best Bet: Sharks -18 Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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