Pro 14 Preview: Munster v Edinburgh

It’s Munster v Edinburgh in the PRO 14 at Irish Independent Park on Friday with kick off time 7.35pm. It promises to be a cracking game. We will look at a preview of the game as well as betting and team news.

Preview

This promises to be a massive game. Munster top the table in conference B, while Edinburgh are 3rd. Both sides have been in European competition for the last two weekend. Edinburgh have been playing in the Challenge Cup and they recorded a 31-10 win over French side Agen and they then drew their second game 16-16 against Bordeaux. Looking at Munster, they overcame the Ospreys in the Heineken Cup 32-13, . Additionally, The Red Army drew with Racing 92 21-21 last weekend.

Team News

According to the Munster website only Jeremy Loughman looks the only really doubt for the game from last weekend’s Champions Cup game. However, I expect Munster will rest a couple of internationals here like Stander, Murray and O’Mahony.

Munster: Shane Daly; Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Dan Goggin, Alex Wootton; Ben Healy, Nick McCarthy; Liam O’Connor, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea; Jack O’Donoghue (C) Tommy O’Donnell, Arno Botha.

Edinburgh have named a very strong side which includes plenty of Scottish internationals. Hamish Watson, Blair Kinghorn and Magnus Bradbury all start.

Edinburgh:  Blair Kinghorn, Eroni Sau, Mark Bennett , Matt Scott,Duhan van der Merwe ,Jaco van der Walt , Henry Pyrgos , Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally , Pietro Ceccarelli , Ben Toolis ,Grant Gilchrist , Magnus Bradbury ,Hamish Watson , Viliame Mata

Betting

The betting is close enough here with Munster priced at 8/13, while Edinburgh are 7/5. Munster’s home form has been exceptional. On that basis backing Munster -4 at odds 10/11 looks a great bet. Munster v Edinburgh promises to be a cracking game and is live on Eir Sport 1.