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Pumas vs Sharks Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Pumas can win at home against struggling Sharks

  • Pumas play the Sharks in a Super Rugby Unlocked fixture on Saturday at 14:30 GMT
  • Sharks have made 5 changes to the side that lost 41-14 to the Bulls last week
  • Pumas beat the Sharks 27-20 when they last met in the 2019 Currie Cup
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Pumas can cause an upset at home against struggling Sharks (Getty images)

The Pumas host the Sharks at the Mbombela Stadium in a crucial Super Rugby Unlocked fixture on Saturday. The Sharks will travel there as favourites but the Pumas form has been superb this season and they could cause an upset.

Pumas Form


The Pumas began their Super Rugby Unlocked campaign with a 53-31 defeat to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. While their first half performance was atrocious they did manage to outscore the hosts in the second half.

That was followed by an impressive 27-21 away victory over Griquas. Last week the Pumas let 37-19 with under 20 minutes to play and somehow managed to lose at home to the Stormers. 

The 42-37 score does not tell the full story as the Pumas were dominant for large periods and impressive with their accurate attack.

Pumas News


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

Sharks Form


The Sharks have already shown plenty of inconsistency in their opening two matches having come from behind to beat the Lions 19-16 at home on the opening weekend. 

After that narrow escape the Sharks had a bye before returning last week where they got hammered 41-14 against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld. It was a embarrassing defeat after going into the match as comfortable favourites.

This week the Sharks’ forwards will need to front up if they want to get a much-needed victory. They will also need vast improvement on their set pieces.

Sharks News


The Sharks have made five changes to their line-up after a horror show last weekend. Madosh Tambwe makes his first start on the wing.

The rest of the changes are among the forwards where Henco Venter comes in at flank and Dan Jooste starts at prop. John-Hubert Meyer also starts at prop with Thomas du Toit injured.

Pumas vs Sharks Head to Head


The Sharks have won four of their last six matches against the Pumas. The Pumas won their last meeting in the 2019 Currie Cup 27-20 in Nelspruit.

Pumas vs Sharks Odds


The Pumas are priced at 3.75 to win with the Sharks paying 1.28 at bet365. The draw is valued at 26.00.

The handicap is set at 10 points.

Pumas vs Sharks Match Up


Other than the first match, the Pumas have performed well this season. They should be more than competitive at home against Sharks outfit who have struggled to win their straps this season.

Pumas vs Sharks Stats


  • Pumas have covered the +10 handicap in 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • Pumas won their last match against the Sharks.
  • Sharks lost 41-14 last weekend to the Bulls.

Pumas vs Sharks FAQ

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

The Pumas vs Sharks match is being played at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa.

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

The Pumas vs Sharks match is being played on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 14:30 GMT.

Where can I get Pumas vs Sharks free bets?

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What competition are Pumas vs Sharks playing in?

Pumas vs Sharks is being played in Super Rugby Unlocked.

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Verdict

The Pumas performances thus far deserve to be backed so I'm tipping them to cover the +10 handicap. Victory isn't beyond them either.

Best Bet: Pumas +10 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Pumas Win Result @275 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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