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Glasgow vs Lions Predictions & Tips - Glasgow backed for handicap win in United Rugby Championship

  • Glasgow vs Lions predictions for Saturday’s United Rugby Championship fixture
  • Match is being played at 15:00 BST at the Scotsnoun Stadium
  • Lions will play on a synthetic pitch for the first time on Saturday
  • Can Glasgow put in another convincing performance?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Glasgow backed for second straight home win (Getty Images)
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Ralph Staniforth 08 Oct 2021
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Glasgow vs Lions Predictions


Glasgow were convincing for periods last week and will only improve as the competition progresses. On their synthetic pitch they tend to play a very fast paced game, something the Lions will struggle to deal with. My best bet is for the hosts to win by more than 14 points.
  • Glasgow vs Lions Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Glasgow Form
  • Glasgow Injuries & Team News
  • Lions Form
  • Lions Injuries & Team News

  • Glasgow beat the Sharks 35-24 last weekend.
  • Lions finished bottom of the Currie Cup table.
  • Lions lost their last match by 23 points.

Head to Head


Glasgow Warriors and the Lions have never previously met.

Glasgow Form


Glasgow have had a decent start to the United Rugby Championship with one defeat and one victory. 

On the opening weekend the Warriors went down 35-29 in a very tight contest at Ulster. They did however bounce back on home soil to beat the Sharks 35-24 last weekend.

Glasgow raced into a 21-0 lead against the Sharks but found the going a bit tougher thereafter. At one point the Sharks were within a score of making it a very nervy ending. 

Glasgow Injuries & Team News


Glasgow are not expected to make many changes for this match. They will see this as an opportunity to get all five points.

Lions Form


The Lions are the only South African franchise to win a match in the opening two rounds of the United Rugby Championship. That said, they are still considered the weakest of the four unions.

Their 38-26 win against Zebre in Italy on the opening weekend was impressive. Or at least the first half was. In the second half the hosts came back and almost snatched a great comeback win.

Last week the Lions were very good in periods against the Scarlets. A yellow card midway through the second half however saw their chances fade as the Welsh side ran out comfortable 36-13 winners.

Lions Injuries & Team News


The Lions have suffered two injuries at flyhalf with both Jordan Hendrikse and Eddie Fouche ruled out. This means that EW Viljoen will slot in at 10, his first professional start in that key position.
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Verdict

Glasgow have started the season well and the Lions have injury problems. This should be a comfortable home win so I'm tipping Glasgow to cover the -14 handicap.

Best Bet: Glasgow -14 Handicap Handicap $1.90 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units

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