With the internationals behind us it’s time for the celtic nations along with Italy to concentrate on domestic matters again. Here are my round 10 predictions.
First here is a link to my roundup of all the action from around the globe last weekend.
How did your round 9 predictions go?
4 from 5, just the 1 wrong in a shortened round.
Here’s my 60 second predictions, for the reasoning behind it read below.
Ospreys v Edinburgh
Ospreys have really impressed me this season and last weekend got a good victory away to Glasgow as both sides were missing key players. Edinburgh shouldn’t be as much of a challenge this week as they are a poor travelling side and even lost at home to Zebre recently. So this should be a comfortable home win.
Ospreys by 15
Glasgow Warriors v Munster
Glasgow have predictably had a poor November as they lose so many players to Scotland. Many of those players will be needing a rest now and so I don’t think they will all come straight back into the side. Munster have been on a fine run of form including the nilling of Ospreys. This has taken them to the top of the table and I think that they will pick up a valuable away win here.
Munster by 10
Connacht Rugby v Benetton Treviso
Whilst Connacht are still in the bottom half of the table they have shown some signs of life recently. At home they are on a 4 game winning run and the visit of Treviso should just elongate that.
Connacht Rugby by 15
Zebre v Scarlets
Zebre must be the most unlucky team in the Pro12, they had a second game postponed last weekend when Ulster had a frozen pitch. After losing their opening 3 games Scarlets have had a perfect record of 6 wins. So Zebre don’t get any luck with the schedule either and this should be an away win.
Scarlets by 15
Cardiff Blues v Ulster
Cardiff Ulster should be another good game. After a great opening to the season Cardiff have faltered and early comments that they could challenge are looking overly optimistic. Ulster similarly are in a slump of form so this will be a good moral boost for 1 of the sides. I’m backing the home side to win here.
Cardiff Blues by 3
Leinster v Newport Gwent Dragons
This is 1 of those easy Pro12 games to call, it’s Leinster all the way. They might have lost last weekend and Dragons have won their last 2 games but still I can’t see anything but a home win here.
Leinster by 10
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