As the Welsh regions were occupied with Pro12 games during the opening weekend their round 1 games were postponed. So only 2 games to predict this weekend.
First up here’s a link to the round 2 review.
How did the predictions go last week?
5 out of 8 wasn’t bad, Wasps aren’t getting fatigued as much as I thought and I picked the wrong Welsh region to win.
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets
As both these games are all Welsh affairs it would be easy to just look at the Pro12 table and go by that. But as was show over the first two weekends all manner of sides can be put out, for example Exeter only had 1 player start both their games.
With there only being 4 rounds nearly every game is a must win situation. As Scarlets have lost one and are 9 points behind Tigers it already looks like they don’t have much to play for. Cardiff though are still in with a shout of progressing if they back up last weekends win. So I’m going with home advantage as they also have more to play for.
Ospreys v Dragons
This already looks like a dead rubber as both teams lost their opening games without LBPs. From Pro12 point of view this is top verse bottom of the Welsh regions. Add to that home advantage and I have to go with Ospreys for this one.
It might seem harsh to discount a team after only 1 game. How ever experience says, if you don’t win all your games you need bonus points. Remember only the top team from each group progresses.