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Dragons vs Cheetahs Betting Tips - Cheetahs backed to win Pro 14 clash

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The Cheetahs have beaten the Dragons convincingly in their only two previous meetings (Getty Images)

Dragons vs Cheetahs Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Dragons host the Cheetahs in a Pro 14 clash at Rodney Parade on Saturday. The bookmakers have it marked as a tight encounter with the visitors as favourites, I think the handicap market is in play with the Cheetahs tipped to dominate.

Dragons Form


The Dragons come into this clash having lost five of their last seven matches in the Pro 14. Last week the Dragons went down 34-19 to Glasgow Warriors at the Scotstoun Stadium.

The Dragons sit third from bottom in Group A on the Pro 14 table and 13 points off the Cheetahs. The Dragons recently took advantage of an injury ravaged Ospreys and a Scarlets side missing up to 10 international players.

There is rain expected on Saturday which could tighten up the game. They can’t live with the Cheetahs pace and the visitors forward pack should have too much power for the Dragons.

Dragons News


The Dragons have not reported any injury concerns ahead of the clash against the Cheetahs so should be close to full strength.

Cheetahs Form


The Cheetahs have dropped down into the final playoff spot in Group A on the Pro 14 table after suffering two straight defeats. Last week the Cheetahs suffered a 20-10 to Ulster at Ravenhill Stadium in a match they really should have won.

Numerous opportunities were created but their old failings of being unable to convert those into points came back to bite them. Europe has not been a happy hunting ground for the Cheetahs but Rodney Parade is the one place they have managed previous success.

Cheetahs News


The Cheetahs are sweating on the availability of Jasper Wiese who has been cited for a dangerous tackle. He may get a ban but otherwise Cheetahs should be at full strength.

Dragons vs Cheetahs Head to Head


The Cheetahs have won both their encounters against the Dragons. Their last match ended 38-13 to the Cheetahs at the Free State Stadium in 2019 while their only previous meeting at Rodney Parade ended 29-17 in favour of the South Africans.

Dragons vs Cheetahs Betting Odds


The Dragons are priced at 2.20 to win with the Cheetahs favourites at 1.72. The handicap market is set at two points which is priced at 1.90 for both sides. A scoreboard draw is paying 21.00 while the handicap draw is valued at 17.00.

Dragons vs Cheetahs Match Up


The Dragons forward pack will be key to them in this match as the Cheetahs have been strong there all season. Tactically it is important as the Dragons will need to keep the Cheetahs, who enjoy a more expansive game, pinned inside their own half. 

The Cheetahs have improved away from home in wet European conditions but they will need to get the balance right between attack and tactical kicking. Forward and set piece dominance will give the Cheetahs a platform from which to attack.

Dragons vs Cheetahs Stats


  • Dragons have lost 5 of their last 7 matches by 5 or more points.
  • Cheetahs have beaten the Dragons in their last two matches by 12 & 25 points.
  • Cheetahs have 13 points more than Dragons on the Pro 14 table.

Dragons vs Cheetahs FAQ

Where can I watch Dragons vs Cheetahs live stream online?

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Where is the Dragons vs Cheetahs Pro 14 match being played?

The Dragons vs Cheetahs Pro 14 match is being played at the Rodney Parade in Wales.

When is the Dragons vs Cheetahs Pro 14 match being played?

The Dragons vs Cheetahs Pro 14 match is being played on Saturday 29 February 2020 at 15: GMT.

What is Dragons vs Cheetahs head to head?

The Cheetahs have won both previous encounters against the Dragons.

What is the Dragons recent form?

The Dragons have lost five of their last seven Pro 14 matches.

What is Cheetahs' recent form?

Cheetahs have won two and lost two of their last four Pro 14 matches. 

Verdict

The Cheetahs have comfortably beaten the Dragons in their only two previous meetings. With the handicap set at a mere two points I'm backing the Cheetahs cover it.

Best Bet: Cheetahs -2 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at betway - 5 Units

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The Cheetahs held a 10-0 half time lead but threw it away in the second half as the Dragons kicked a penalty with the last kick of the game to win 13-10.
29 Feb 2020

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