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Lions vs Pumas Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Pumas to beat the handicap in Johannesburg

  • Lions clash with the Pumas in Super Rugby Unlocked on Saturday
  • Lions have made a poor start to the tournament
  • Pumas have run the Lions close in recent matches
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Pumas can cover the handicap in Johannesburg (Getty Images)

The Lions tackle the Pumas in a Super Rugby Unlocked clash on Saturday afternoon at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. Both sides have struggled this season, picking up one win apiece, but the home side should have too much on the day.

Lions Form


The Lions will be very disappointed with their Super Rugby Unlocked campaign to date, despite never being outplayed by their opponents. 

The side from Johannesburg have won one of their four completed matches, while their called-off clash with the Cheetahs was officially marked down as a draw. Their three defeats have all been within six points.

In their last match, the Lions went down 30-25 to the Bulls at Emirates Airline Park last weekend. Despite leading at half-time, the Lions were bullied into a defeat in the second-half, with the Bulls showing their strength off the bench.

A spot in the play-offs is still very much a possibility for the Lions, but they will need to start picking up wins in matches like this against the Pumas.

Lions Team News


Lions fullback Gianni Lombard has been ruled out for nine months with a knee problem.

Pumas Form


The Pumas have given a good account of themselves so far in Super Rugby Unlocked despite losing three of their four matches.

In their last fixture, the Pumas went down 42-19 to the Sharks at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Before that defeat, the Pumas gave the Stormers a real run for their money, but a late collapse saw the side from Nelspruit fall to a 42-37 loss.

The Pumas enjoyed a bye last weekend and will be fresh for the challenge of the Lions.

Pumas Team News


The Pumas have no reported injuries and will likely field a similar team to last weekend.

Lions vs Pumas Head to Head


The Lions hold an 8-2 advantage over the Pumas in their last 10 meetings.

In their last encounter, the Lions narrowly beat the Pumas 38-37 in the 2019 Currie Cup in Johannesburg.

Lions vs Pumas Odds


The Lions are priced at 1.04 to win the match with Betway, while the Pumas are available at 9.30. The draw pays 36.66.

The handicap is set at 13 points for the match.

Lions vs Pumas Match Up


The Pumas give anyone they face a challenge and it will be no different in Johannesburg against the Lions. They love the battle up front and have a knack of getting under their opponent's skin. It won't be a walk in the park for the Lions and the match is likely to be intense.

Lions vs Pumas Stats


  • Lions have won last 3 clashes with Pumas.
  • Pumas have lost by just 1 point in 2 of last 3 clashes with Lions.
  • Pumas have beaten the +13 handicap in last 5 clashes with Lions.
  • Pumas have beaten the +13 handicap in 2 of 4 matches this season.

Lions vs Pumas FAQ

Where can I watch Lions vs Pumas live stream online?

Check out our online streaming calendar for the Lions vs Pumas live stream.

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

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

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

The Lions vs Pumas match is being played on Saturday 14 November 2020 at 15:00 GMT.

Where can I get Lions vs Pumas free bets?

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What competition are Lions vs Pumas playing in?

Lions vs Pumas is being played in Super Rugby Unlocked.

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Verdict

I'm backing the Pumas to cover the +13 point handicap against the Lions.

Best Bet: Pumas +13 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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