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Lions vs Bulls Predictions & Tips - Lions can get close against wounded Bulls

  • Lions vs Bulls predictions for Saturday’s United Rugby Championship fixture
  • Match is being played at 13:00 GMT at Emirates Airline Park
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Ralph Staniforth 28 Jan 2022
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Lions vs Bulls Predictions


The Bulls have a superior squad but will face a tough task against a Lions side who have put in some determined performances. My best bet is for the Lions to get within 10 points of their city rivals.
  • Lions vs Bulls Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Lions Form
  • Lions Injuries & Team News
  • Bulls Form
  • Bulls Injuries & Team News
  • Lions vs Bulls Live Stream FAQ

  • Lions have lost 4 of their last 6 matches (United Rugby Championship).
  • Lions have finished within 10 points in 3 of their last 4 matches (United Rugby Championship).
  • Bulls have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (United Rugby Championship).

Head to Head


Bulls have won three of their last five matches against the Lions. The two sides have however never met in the United Rugby Championship before.

Lions Form


The Lions have won two of their six URC matches and find themselves in 13th place. They have scored 144 points in those six matches but defensively they’ve let themselves down, conceding 167.

The Johannesburg-based outfit ended 2021 with an impressive 37-19 away win over the Stormers which would have given them some confidence.

Last week the Lions lost 47-37 at home to the Sharks in an exciting encounter. Defensively they were however found wanting again, something that will need to improve moving forward.

Lions Injuries & Team News


Flanker Vincent Tshituka missed last week’s match and is set to not feature for six weeks after his shoulder injury turned out worse than expected.

Bulls Form


The Bulls are second from bottom on the United Rugby Championship table. They have lost five of their six matches.

There has been much to be impressed about regarding the Bulls. They struggled overseas but it must be remembered that the South African franchises had none of their international players at the time.

However, the Bulls will be terribly disappointed in their 30-26 home defeat to the Stormers last week. The clash was dominated by the Bulls in terms of possession and territory, but the Pretoria-based outfit failed to make the visitors pay.

Bulls Injuries & Team News


The Bulls have no reported injuries. Head coach Jake White may however look to make a few changes after a disappointing result last weekend.

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Verdict

Lions are backed to lose by less than 10 to the Bulls on home soil.

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