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Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Benetton primed to put up a fight against Scarlets

Leinster huge favourites against Dragons as Sexton returns

Scarlets winger Johnny McNicholl scores in the corner against Leinster in last season's Pro 14 final
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Scarlets have come through two tough games with credit in spite of a lengthy injury list and they are 19-point favourites against surprise pace-setters Benetton.

The Welsh side are starting to get their big names back but are still without fly-half Rhys Patchell and take on a Benetton side who have shown improved fitness and determination early in this campaign.

A third win on the bounce might be too much for the Italian outfit but they can keep Scarlets close.

Leinster skipper Johnny Sexton is in line for his first appearance of the season as the Irish outfit roll out more big names for their home clash with Dragons.

Glasgow face a tough trip to Bloemfontein to take on the Cheetahs, whose run to the quarter-finals last season was mostly down to their strong home form, while Cardiff travel to Italy to take on Zebre.

The Dragons have not been at all convincing, edging last year's weakest team 27-22 at home last week despite starting as 16-point favourites, and a handicap in the 30s is hard to argue with.

Recommendation
Scarlets to win by one to 12 points
1pt 3-1 Coral, Ladbrokes


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