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Kings vs Cheetahs Betting Tips - Cheetahs set for comfortable victory in Pro 14

Handicap market holds value as Kings stare another heavy defeat in the face
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Cheetahs have never lost to the Kings in the Pro 14 (Getty Images)

The Kings meet South African rivals Cheetahs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium as the Pro 14 reaches its midway point. The hosts have not impressed this season and suffered numerous heavy defeats recently, I’m looking at the Cheetahs in the handicap market.

Kings Form 


The Kings sit rock bottom of the Pro 14 table with one win in eight matches. Edinburgh humiliated them at Murrayfield in their last match 61-13 and while I don’t see a similar score line in this match, it should be comfortable for the Cheetahs.

The Kings’ one victory this season came against a depleted Ospreys side in atrocious conditions but they will return to their home ground and hope for better fortunes.

The Kings can be backed at 4.00 to cause an unlikely upset or at 1.90 to cover the +10 handicap.

Kings News


Head coach Robbie Kempson will stick with a similar side to the one that lost last time out. Their options are limited while they just don’t possess the quality to constantly challenge stronger sides.

Cheetahs Form


The Cheetahs Pro 14 campaign has gone well thus far but they learned a big lesson in their 41-13 defeat to Zebre at the Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi. It was a match the Cheetahs expected to win comfortably so used it as a match to rest players and welcome back a couple of injured players.

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Cheetahs are flying high in the Pro 14 and sit 4th on the table with two games in hand (Getty Images)

It backfired in spectacular fashion but I expect them to be back to their best. That defeat makes this match against the Kings a must-win. Against a Kings side that have struggled this season I’m backing the Cheetahs to cover the -10 handicap at 1.90.

Cheetahs News


Marnus van der Merwe is out injured for up to six months and will be replaced by Aidon Davids. Star scrum-half Ruan Pienaar is likely to return to the starting line-up.

Kings vs Cheetahs Head to Head


Cheetahs have beaten the Kings in their last four Pro 14 matches. The last time they met was in February 2019 at the Free State Stadium where the Cheetahs ran out 40-36 winners.

Kings vs Cheetahs Betting Odds


The Kings are priced at 4.00 to win their second game of the season with the Cheetahs clear favourites at 1.25. A draw will pay 23.00. The Handicap market is set at 10 points and is valued at 1.90 either way.

Kings vs Cheetahs Match Up


The Kings have been poor in all departments this season and will need vast improvement against the Cheetahs. Cheetahs are known for their fine running rugby and South African conditions suit them, thus their struggles in Europe.

The set piece is where the Cheetahs have shown vulnerability and the Kings will look to target that. If they dominate that facet of play they could cause an unlikely upset.

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Kings have not covered the +10 handicap in 5 of their last 8 matches (Getty Images)

Kings vs Cheetahs Stats


  • Kings have lost 7 of their 8 matches by an average of 19 points in the Pro 14 this season. 
  • Kings have failed to cover the +10 handicap in 5 of their 8 matches in the Pro 14.
  • Kings lost their last match 61-13 in the Pro 14.
  • Kings are bottom of the Pro 14 table.
  • Cheetahs are 4th in Conference A on the Pro 14 table.
  • Cheetahs have won all 4 of their previous Pro 14 matches against the Kings.

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

The Kings vs Cheetahs Pro 14 match is being played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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

The Kings vs Cheetahs Pro 14 match is being played on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 15:00 GMT.

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Verdict

The Cheetahs have been in fantastic form this season and are tipped to see off the Kings with comfort. There is value in the handicap market with the Cheetahs tipped to cover the -10 handicap at 1.90.

Best Bet: Cheetahs -10 Handicap Handicap Market @1.90 at betway - 5 Units

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The Cheetahs had to score three late tries to win the game 31-30 in what was arguably their worst performance of the season.
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