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Zebre v Munster takes place on Friday at the Stadio Giovanni Mari with a 7.35pm kick off. A preview, team news and betting information is below. We will have live score updates to from the below link.
Zebre currently sit in 6th place in the table. Their history in the competition against Irish teams isn’t great considering win over an Irish side was Connacht back in 2018. They have former Munster and Leinster man Ian Nagle starting which is great to see. Mick Kearney also starts the former Leinster man is in the second row.
Munster come into the game on the back of a win over the Southern Kings last weekend, a big win at that 68-3. The performances of Mike Haley and Arno Botha really impressed. Botha grabbed three tries. Players like Tommy O’Donnell, Darren Sweetnam and Dan Goggin are on the bench. Munster have played Zebre 14 times winning all 14. They have accumulated 66 tries in those 14 games, compared to their opponents 17. The last meeting between the sides came in 2019 when Munster beat Zebre 31-12.
Zebre: Junior Laloifi, Paula Balekana, Jamie Elliott, Tommaso Boni (c), Pierre Bruno, Francois Brummer, Joshua Renton, Daniele Rimepelli, Massimo Ceciliani, Eduardo Bello, Mick Kearney, Ian Nagle, Maxime Mbandà, Jimmy Tuivaiti, Renato Giammarioli
Munster: Mike Haley, Calvin Nash, Sammy Arnold, Rory Scannell, Shane Daly, JJ Hanrahan, Craig Casey, James Cronin, Niall Scannell (c), John Ryan, Fineen Wycherley, Darren O’Shea, Arno Botha, Chris Cloete, Jack O’Sullivan.
Munster are 1/8 to win this game. Their opponents are 6/1 to cause an upset and come out on top on home soil. For me it’s about the handicap market here. Munster are in ruthless form and -16 looks a great bet considering they put 60+ points on the Kings. Arno Botha at 16/1 to get the first try looks a great bet considering the form he is in. Zebre v Munster is live on Eir Sport 1.