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Lions vs Griquas Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Griquas backed to get close to fragile Lions

  • Lions host Griquas in Super Rugby Unlocked on Friday at 18:00 GMT
  • The match will be played at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg
  • The Lions and Griquas have lost their opening 2 Super Rugby Unlocked matches
  • Elton Jantjies returns at fly-half for the Lions
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Lions welcome back a number of top players this week (Getty Images)

The Lions meet Griquas at Emirates Airline Park as both teams seek their first 2020 Super Rugby Unlocked victory on Friday. The hosts have been disrupted by COVID-19 infections which will give Griquas hope of causing an upset, but the Lions are welcoming back some top players.

Lions Form


The Lions lost their opening two matches of Super Rugby Unlocked while their last match was abandoned due to the COVID-19 infections within their squad.

On the opening weekend of Super Rugby Unlocked the Lions went down 19-16 at the Sharks before losing 23-17 to the Stormers. In both matches the Lions held a lead but fell away as the match progressed.

Last week the Lions had six players hit by COVID-19 and the game was called off at the last minute. 

Lions News


Captain and fly-half Elton Jantjies returns to the Lions team after recovering from injury as does full-back Gianni Lombard.

Griquas Form


Griquas, like the Lions, have lost their opening two matches. First they suffered a 30-23 loss to the Bulls and then fell 27-21 to the Pumas at home. 

The latter result will hurt the Griquas as their home form is normally very good. This is a must-win for Griquas if they hope of qualifying for the playoffs, and they may fancy their chances against an undercooked Lions outfit. 

Griquas News


Griquas had a bye last week which gave the players an opportunity to overcome some niggles. According to reports they have a fully fit squad from which to pick.

Lions vs Griquas Head to Head


The Lions have won their last five matches against the Griquas. The last time they played the Lions won 34-19 in the 2019 Currie Cup semi-final.

Lions vs Griquas Odds


Lions are paying 1.25 for victory while Griquas are offering odds of 4.00 at bet365. A draw will pay 26.00.

Lions vs Griquas Match Up


The Lions will be relieved that most of their top players have been passed fit to play. It certainly makes them favourites but Griquas will be competitive, especially in the tight phases, an area where the Lions have struggled this season.

Lions vs Griquas Stats


  • Lions have lost their last 2 Super Rugby Unlocked matches.
  • Lions have won their last 5 matches against Griquas.
  • Griquas have lost their last 2 matches by 6 or less points.

Lions vs Griquas FAQ

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

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

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

The Lions vs Griquas match is being played on Friday 30 October 2020 at 18:00 GMT.

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What competition are Lions vs Griquas playing in?

Lions vs Griquas is being played in Super Rugby Unlocked.

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Verdict

Griquas are backed to cover the +10 handicap in this match.

Best Bet: Griquas +10 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Griquas Win Result @300 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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