Cheetahs v Pumas
Afternoon Rugby on Friday
Cheetahs v Pumas on Friday at 17h00, five o’clock seriously? WTFFUB!!?? Come on SA Rugby, we are barely home at five on a Friday. What happened to 19h00? Oh wait that is right the Cheetahs have a double header on Friday with their Pro 14 counterparts!
Ok so let’s look at the Cheetahs. Cheetahs are trying, I say trying because they have failed dismally so far, losing every single game in both the Currie Cup and the pro 14 in this year’s campaign. What needs to happen? Well for starters they need to start using some of the money they are earning from competing in the Pro 14.
New Talent Urgently Needed in Bloemfontein
What else can they do you ask? Unions not represented in this year’s Currie Cup could provide new talent for the Cheetahs. This may seem like a hard job, but I reckon there must be players that are not getting game time at other unions, more importantly there must be a player or two over in Europe that is not getting any game time.
Should the Cheetahs continue to play like this, they will lose the little bit of crowd they have left and lose every game. I was one of the people that thought that last year’s campaign would have helped them this year, I could not have been more wrong. Cheetahs have been nothing short of shocking.
Cheetahs have not only lost every game, they have lost every handicap too!
Enough about the Cheetahs, let’s look at their opponents for this week. The Pumas have beaten two of their four handicaps. Getting smashed by WP and in their first game they beat the minus v Griquas. Pumas have Mr Stonehouse back, Jimmy as he is affectionately known has not shot the lights out. Pumas held on to win the plus v Bulls last week, they also beat the plus v Sharks on a Friday night in the rain.
Early betting on this game saw a nine to ten game, this clearly had value for the Pumas. The market has since settled with handicaps around the four to seven line. On my whats app group I suggested to the guys that anything under six was value for the Pumas.
I have managed to find an even better minus whilst it does not get me digging too deep in the punting wallet, it does get my attention. Can the Cheetahs win, honestly I just cannot see the Cheetahs winning this game, it is at a time when sunglasses will still be worn. As it happens I have nothing for this B team Cheetahs and neither should you.
Kick off is scheduled for 17h00 GMT +2 on Friday in Bloemfontein. The referee for this game will be Cwengile Jadezweni (SA), Click here for the Weather in Bloemfontein and if you want to follow the game on Twitter click here for the Hashtag #CHEvPUM
Call: Pumas -4.5 at 9/10 for 1 unit
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