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Ulster vs Scarlets Predictions & Tips - Hosts backed to dominate depleted Scarlets

  • Ulster vs Scarlets predictions for Friday’s United Rugby Championship fixture
  • Match is being played at 19:35 GMT at the Kingspan Stadium
  • The visitors have lost their last 2 games by 30+ points
  • Can the hosts keep their winning momentum?
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Ralph Staniforth 27 Jan 2022
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Ulster vs Scarlets Predictions


Scarlets are far from full strength and have thus struggled in recent matches. On the other hand, Ulster have less absentees and have the squad to cover for the player loss. My best bet is for Ulster to cover the -20 handicap.
  • Ulster vs Scarlets Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Ulster Form
  • Ulster Injuries & Team News
  • Scarlets Form
  • Scarlets Injuries & Team News
  • Ulster vs Scarlets Live Stream FAQ

  • Ulster have won 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Ulster have won their last 5 home matches (all competitions).
  • Scarlets have lost their last 2 matches by 35 & 31 points (Champions Cup).

Head to Head


Ulster have won their last four matches against Scarlets. When they last met in Ulster, the hosts won 26-24.

Ulster Form


Ulster make a return to the Rugby Championship after a brief break to play in the Champions Cup over the last two weeks. The Irish outfit are placed third on the table with five wins from their eight URC fixtures.

Dan McFarland’s side have been in good form recently despite their 18-13 away defeat to Munster to kick 2022 off. They bounced back to win both of their European games.

First Ulster saw off Northampton 24-20 away and then last week beat Clermont 34-31 in a tight contest at home.

Ulster Injuries & Team News


Robert Baloucoune, James Hume and James Hume will all miss out in the Ulter backline as they are with the Irish national side. 

In the forward pack, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Nick Timoney and Kieran Treadwell are also in international duty.

Scarlets Form


The Scarlets have had a decent season thus far, winning three and losing three of their six United Rugby Championship matches. They do have at least a game in hand on all the sides above them, two on some of them.

Scarlets have won their last two URC games, beating Benetton 34-28 and Ospreys 22-19, both at home. Their foray into Europe has been less successful over the last two weeks though.

A humbling 45-10 away defeat to Bordeaux was followed by another big 52-21 loss to Bristol at home last week. The Welsh outfit did rest a few players knowing their hopes of qualification in Europe were all but doomed.

Scarlets Injuries & Team News


Like all other sides, the Scarlets are missing a few players to international duty. With the Six Nations kicking off in early February, it will be some time before the Scarlets are back up to full strength.

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Verdict

Ulster are very strong at home and Scarlets arrive with a squad missing plenty of first team experience. I'm backing Ulster to cover the -20 handicap.

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