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Western Province vs Pumas Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pumas can cause Province concern

  • Western Province play the Pumas in the Currie Cup on Friday
  • John Dobson has made 7 changes to the Province squad for this match
  • Pumas beat Griquas 22-17 last weekend
  • Province were within minutes of losing to the Pumas earlier this season
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Western Province beat Pumas 42-37 when they met in the 2020 Super Rugby Unlocked (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 10 Dec 2020
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Western Province vs Pumas Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pumas can cause Province concern

  • Western Province play the Pumas in the Currie Cup on Friday
  • John Dobson has made 7 changes to the Province squad for this match
  • Pumas beat Griquas 22-17 last weekend
  • Province were within minutes of losing to the Pumas earlier this season


Western Province host the Pumas at Newlands in the Currie Cup on Friday. Province need to get back to winning ways after losing two on the bounce but the Pumas are a team growing in confidence.

Western Province Form


Western Province heads into this match off the back of two successive defeats. On both occasions the blue and white stripes should have won but blew the matches late on.

Province still sit third on the table but it could have been so much better. On the opening weekend of the Currie Cup they allowed a 14-man Bulls team to win 22-20. 

Last week Western Province led the Lions 19-9 going into the final quarter but they somehow conspired to lose 22-19. These results gives this match extra importance, and while Province are expected to win, the Pumas did scare them earlier this season.

Western Province Team News


John Dobson has made seven changes to the Western Province squad from last week. Winger Seabelo Senatla, centre Ruhan Nel and forward Juarno Augustus are all out injured. They are replaced by Tristan Lleyds, Michal Haznar and Jaco Coetzee.

Further changes see Rickus Pretorius return to midfield while Springbok scrumhalf Hershel Jantjies is on the bench with Paul de Wet starting.

Pumas Form


The Pumas have continued to impress despite only two victories this entire season – both against Griquas. The Nelspruit-based outfit has trained far less than most recently as COVID-19 hit their camp a few weeks ago.

The Pumas come into this match off the back of a very good performance where they beat Griquas 22-17. On the opening weekend the Sharks defeated the Pumas 45-10.

During the Super Rugby Unlocked campaign the Pumas led the Stormers (now Western Province) by 16 points late in the second half but allowed them back to snatch a late win.

Pumas Team News


The Pumas have reported no new injuries and are likely to start with a similar team to what beat the Griquas last weekend.

Western Province vs Pumas Head to Head


Western Province lead the Pumas 12-2 over their last 14 matches. Their last match ended 42-37 to Province earlier this season in Super Rugby Unlocked.

Western Province vs Pumas Odds


Western Province are favourites at 1.04 with the Pumas offering odds of 10.00. The draw is available at 51.00.

The handicap for the match is set at 23 points with bet365.

Western Province vs Pumas Match Up


Western Province will be desperate for a convincing performance against the Pumas after two successive defeats. 

The Pumas set piece has been functioning well over recent matches and if they can match Province in that area, we could be in for another tight match. 

Western Province vs Pumas Stats


  • Western Province have lost their last 2 matches.
  • Pumas lost 42-37 to Western Province in their last match.
  • Pumas have finished within 23 points of the opposition in 4 of their last 5 matches.

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Where is the Western Province vs Pumas Currie Cup match being played?

The Western Province vs Pumas match is being played at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa.

When is the Western Province vs Pumas Currie Cup match being played?

The Western Province vs Pumas match is being played on Friday 11 December 2020 at 18:00 GMT.

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What competition are Western Province vs Pumas playing in?

Western Province vs Pumas is being played in the Currie Cup.

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Verdict

I'm backing the Pumas to lose by less that 23 points against a Western Province side who have lost their last two matches.

Best Bet: Pumas +23 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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