MLR 2019 Round 18 Predictions

There are just 2 rounds of games to go! We are really at the pointy end of the season and the top 6 are still all in contention. You can catchup on all the Action from the weekend with The Runner Sports round-up.

Here is my video with my MLR 2019 Round 18 Predictions:


Houston SaberCats v Austin Elite – Houston SaberCats by 7

This is a tough last week or so for the SaberCats. They have to play 3 games as their home game against the Raptors was postponed. As they face the 2 other bottom 3 teams in the Elite and Warriors, these games will decide where they finish.

First up they have to beat the Elite and as the Elite haven’t won all season you’d expect them to as well. The SaberCats are coming off the back of a big upset victory over NOLA and should be in good spirits. Is this what happens when you sack your head coach?

Rugby United New York v New Orleans Gold – Rugby United New York by 5

2 sides that are stumbling towards the playoffs! RUNY have lost 3 out of their last 6 games after only losing 1 of their first 8 games. NOLA lost 1 of their first 7 games and have lost 4 out of seven since.

I’m going with a home victory but these are 2 sides that need to find their mojo quickly. Their current form won’t take them past the first round of playoff games.

Toronto Arrows v Glendale Raptors – Toronto Arrows by 7

Toronto’s final 2 games com against the Raptors and RUNY or the sides that are 1 place below and above them. That means that whilst Toronto are not in the playoff places their destiny is in their own hands. Being on a run of 5 wins means that’s a really positive place to be in.

Raptors on the other hand need others to drop points and that’s a position you never want to be in. They also have a short turnaround to their last game due to a postponement earlier in the season. Add into that only 1 away win all season and it’s not looking good.

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Seattle Seawolves v Utah Warriors – Seattle Seawolves by 15

Put simply the Seawolves should pick up a TBP win here. That could very well put them in second place in the table and inline for a home semifinal. The Warriors have had a tough old season and for them it’s been a matter of how can we compete next year for some time now.

Houston SaberCats v Glendale Raptors – Glendale Raptors by 3

Raptors could already be out of the playoff picture by the time we get to this game. For the SaberCats it’s a tough old week as they have the Warriors after this on another short turn around. You have to expect the SaberCats to rest a couple of players for this game. They aren’t expected to win it and where as the 2 other games around it are both winnable and could see them climb a place in the rankings. For the Raptors it will probably be too little too late.


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