Scarlets vs Leinster - Free Rugby Union Betting Tips

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This Saturday, the Pro14 2016-17 champions Scarlets meet Leinster, the side who beat them in last season’s final (2017-18). This time, in very different circumstances at a much earlier stage of the competition, both sides will be out to snatch some much-needed early points to get the ball rolling. The Scarlets always aim to thrill crowds with a dynamic and attacking style of play, and will be out to challenge their selves against the best side in Europe in Leinster. Many sides will target Leinster this season, as they set the benchmark for all club rugby sides last year having won both the Pro14 and European Champions Cup. Read on for all the information you need regarding both sides’ form, recent meetings and of course the best bets.

Scarlets vs Leinster Best Odds

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Leinster to win
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McNicholl to Score First
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Betway are offering a good value 10/11 odds on Leinster winning this weekend, with the two sides near enough impossible to split with the majority of bookmakers. Considering Leinster’s recent record against the Scarlets, this one should definitely be considered. Our medium-risk betting tip is one that will wet a number of fans’ appetite, with Scarlets/Leinster (Half-Time/Full-Time) priced at a large 9/2 with Betfair. Leinster came back from behind to defeat the Scarlets’ neighbours Cardiff Blues last weekend, so we could see something similar here this weekend. With the return of Johnny McNicholl to Parc y Scarlets, William Hill are offering a huge 10/1 on him being first try-scorer. As McNicholl impressed so often last season, this is definitely worthy of consideration, as he must justify Pivac’s decision to axe Steff Evans for the returning winger.

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Leinster to win
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McNicholl to Score First
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Scarlets vs Leinster Betting Tips: Form Guide

Scarlets Agony On Opening Weekend

 

The Scarlets will be hungry to come back firing this Saturday, following a devastating last-minute loss to Ulster on the opening weekend of the Pro14. After such a brilliant few seasons at Parc y Scarlets, Pivac’s men have raised expectations of the media and fans alike and need to improve upon last week if they are to challenge for the title this year. Surprisingly, wing sensation Steff Evans has been axed by coach Wayne Pivac, and he instead features amongst the region’s Celtic Cup opener against the Ospreys, in somewhat of a second tier competition. Jon Fox Davies also misses out, following a slight niggle, as does the concussed Rhys Patchell. Despite this disappointment, a number of starting XV players return, including Jake Ball, Leigh Halfpenny, Hadleigh Parkes, and Samson Lee. The Scarlets always play an exciting brand of rugby, and ended the 17-18 season as expected, scoring 103 points in their final three matches. They won three from four of their final matches, losing only in the Pro14 final against this Saturday’s opponents Leinster (40-32). Notable wins came against the South African Cheetahs (43-8), the Dragons (33-8), and Ulster (34-10) – all of which coming near the second half of the season.

Consistent Leinster Get Opening Victory

Leinster got off to a better start than their counter parts last weekend, coming back against the Challenge Cup winners Cardiff Blues to eventually win 32-33 at the Arms Park. Some say that the Blues threw it away, but Leinster always seem to find a way to win. Byrne scored two tries, and Gibson-Park and Tracy scored a try each. Leinster were not at their best, but as they do so often, they managed to sneak maximum points to get their season off to a great start by the smallest of margins. Club captain Johnny Sexton will miss out once again, but the league champions welcome back international stars in Robbie Henshaw, Cian Healy, Devin Toner, Tadgh Furlong, Sean Cronin and Jordon Larmour. Rhys Ruddock impressed last season and will captain this weekend from the open-side, so he will be fired up for sure. Since 2009-10, Leinster have featured in a huge seven Pro14 finals, demonstrating their unbelievable consistency in recent times. With a strengthened squad this season, it would be foolish to doubt them in any game. They hold a style which is quite contrastive to the flair of the Scarlets, with the coaching of Leo Cullen putting an emphasis on the strength of their pack and a lot of up-front grind, so it will be interesting to see how the two styles clash come this Saturday.

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The Last Five Games

Scarlets VS. Leinster

  • Scarlets Form3 wins (0 draws, 2 losses) in the last 5 matches
  • Scarlets Points149 points in the last 5 matches
  • Leinster Form4 wins (0 draws, 1 loss) in the last 5 matches
  • Leinster Points114 points in the last 5 matches
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Scarlets vs Leinster Preview: Recent Meetings

Leinster hold valuable momentum over Scarlets in recent times, and are yet to lose against the Welsh region in their previous four meetings. This will stick in the mind of both sides, as it is such a dominant record that it has now become a factor in the fixture. Leinster won last time out in the Pro14 Final (40-32), causing heartache for the Scarlets, who they defeated just a week or so prior as part of the Champions Cup Semi Final (38-16). Those two occasions were massive for both sides, and Leinster came out on top both times, suggesting that they may just have Pivac’s number. Prior to that, they drew 10-10 in the Pro14, demonstrating their similar abilities and the narrow margins between the two sides. Leinster have not lost to the Scarlets for quite some time, so many may say that the Welsh region are due a win, especially considering the match will be held at the famous Parc y Scarlets. As far as recent meetings go, it is advantage Leinster.

Scarlets vs Leinster Prediction: Narrow Leinster Win

Leinster somehow always seem to find a way to win, as they showed last weekend against the Cardiff Blues, and as they did so many times against the Scarlets. With their recent winning form in mind, and their dominant results against the Welsh regions lately, we feel that the travelling Leinster will leave Parc y Scarlets victorious this Saturday evening. We feel that the returning stars of last season will shine, so be sure to consider the individual betting markets for this match, with the most being offered by Betfair. With the rugby union season back underway, here at Betting.org we will be covering a number of matches weekly across the Pro14 and the Premiership this season. Don’t forget, we will also continue offering our exclusive betting tips within football, cricket, rugby league and horse racing. We wish you the best of luck this weekend, and hope to see you back again soon!

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