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Lions vs Cheetahs Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Cheetahs can remain unbeaten in Super Rugby Unlocked

  • Lions host the Cheetahs in Super Rugby Unlocked at 16:00 BST on Saturday
  • The match will take place at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg
  • Cheetahs have won both their opening 2 fixtures of Super Rugby Unlocked
  • Lions searching for first win in revamped Super Rugby competition
  • Four Lions players have tested positive for COVID-19
Lions vs Cheetahs
Cheetahs can remain unbeaten in Super Rugby Unlocked with victory over Lions (Getty Images)

The Cheetahs travel to Emirates Airline Park on Saturday to face the Lions in the third round of Super Rugby Unlocked. With two victories from their opening two matches the Cheetahs look a real force this season so I’m backing them to topple with Lions.

Lions Form


The Lions have lost their opening two matches of Super Rugby Unlocked, albeit narrowly. In their opening match away to the Sharks the Lions built up a 13-3 lead but eventually lost 19-16 as they ran out of steam.

That trend continued last weekend as the Lions led the Stormers for much of the match only to falter in the final 20 minutes once again. This time they lost 23-17 which means they have gained a losing bonus point from both their opening matches.

Lions News


Four players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Lions squad but the names have yet to be released. Lock Willem Alberts, who was in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person last week and thus missed the last match, is unlikely to feature this week as he remains in quarantine. 

Cheetahs Form


The Cheetahs sit top of the Super Rugby Unlocked table after the opening two weeks. The Bloemfontein-based outfit has won both matches on home soil.

On the opening weekend the Cheetahs were dominant in a 53-31 victory over the Pumas despite a sluggish second half. That victory was followed up with a narrow 19-17 win over the Bulls last week.

Based on the opening couple of weeks the Cheetahs are certainly the form side and will look to continue that this week before having a bye next weekend.

Cheetahs News


The Cheetahs have lost influential captain and scrum-half Ruan Pienaar for at least six weeks after suffering a knee injury against the Bulls. Other than that the Cheetahs have a clean bill of health going into this match.

Lions vs Cheetahs Head to Head


The Lions lead 3-2 in their last five matches against the Cheetahs. It was the Cheetahs who triumphed 31-28 the last time they met in the 2019 Currie Cup final.

Lions vs Cheetahs Odds


The Lions are priced at 2.00 to win with the Cheetahs offering value at 1.83. A draw is paying 17.00.

The handicap is set at one point for this match.

Lions vs Cheetahs Match Up


The Cheetahs have shown their traditional brand of ball-in-hand rugby but also proved how solid they are defensively. The Lions on the other hand have been competitive but running out of steam has become the norm for them. Expect the contest to remain tight with the Cheetahs to win it late on.

Lions vs Cheetahs Stats


  • Cheetahs have won their opening 2 Super Rugby Unlocked matches.
  • Cheetahs have covered the -1.5 handicap in their last 2 matches.
  • Cheetahs beat the Lions in their last match (2019 Currie Cup final).
  • Lions have lost their opening 2 Super Rugby Unlocked matches.
  • Lions have lost the last 2 matches by 3 and 6 points.

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Where is the Lions vs Cheetahs Super Rugby Unlocked match being played?

The Lions vs Cheetahs match is being played at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

When is the Lions vs Cheetahs Super Rugby Unlocked match being played?

The Lions vs Cheetahs match is being played on Saturday 24 October 2020 at 16:00 BST.

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What competition are Lions vs Cheetahs playing in?

Lions vs Cheetahs is being played in Super Rugby Unlocked.

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Verdict

The Cheetahs are tipped to remain unbeaten and cover the -1.5 handicap against the Lions.

Best Bet: Cheetahs -1.5 Handicap Handicap @-109.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units

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