The last six Super Rugby results between the Bulls and Stormers have been alternated between the teams but the last time the Stormers played in Pretoria they won.
The Bulls went from 2005 to 2009 (five matches) without losing to the Stormers but the recent results have alternated regardless of where the teams have been playing.
In the last six matches the Stormers have beaten the Bulls in Pretoria and in Cape Town while the Bulls have done the same.
Overall the Bulls have played the Stormers 17 times and the Bulls have won seven times. The Bulls have therefore won just 41% of their matches against the Stormers.
However on average the Bulls score 25 points and the Stormers score 22 points when they play each other.
In Pretoria (and one match in Soweto) the Bulls have played the Stormers eight times and won just four times - 50 % won and 50 % lost.
When the Bulls win in Pretoria though they win big as the Bulls on average score 30 points against the Stormers at home while the Stormers on average score 22 points.
The Sharks are expected to beat the Lions in the earlier match and if that happens whoever wins the match in Pretoria will be South African conference leader so there is plenty to play for.
Last week the Stormers lost 25-20 to the in form Sharks while the Bulls lost 28-22 to Super Rugby leaders the Chiefs. The travel back from New Zealand has to have an effect on the Bulls.
The Stormers have worked all season to win the South African conference and the lack of bonus points and the physicality of their game plan has started catching up with them for example the loss of Andries Bekker.
The Bulls have lost their last two matches and also lost earlier this season to the Stormers. That might just make them that little hungrier.
Special Note: Spare a thought for new Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer in this match as he will be sitting on the edge of his seat worrying about injuries. He will name his Springbok squad for the England series after this match without knowing what injuries there will be. That squad will be posted here on this site as well.
The Bookies have given the Stormers a 4 point start for this match - with an offer of Bet 5 and Get 50 in Bets. The Bulls should edge this one by 2 points.
This match will be shown on TV NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2/HD.
Average score: Bulls 25 Stormers 22
Last five results
31 Mar 2012 Bulls v Stormers 17-20 Cape Town
11 Jun 2011 Bulls v Stormers 19-16 Cape Town
19 Mar 2011 Bulls v Stormers 13-23 Pretoria
29 May 2010 Final Bulls v Stormers 25-17 Soweto
15 May 2010 Bulls v Stormers 10-38 Cape Town
Bulls overall record against the Stormers
Played 17, Wins 7, Losses 9, Draws 1
Match No.100: Bulls v Stormers
Date Saturday 2 June
Venue : Pretoria
Kick Off local: 19:10
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 1:Mark Lawrence
Assistant Ref 2:Cobus Wessels
TMO : Shaun Veldsman
Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies (captain), CJ Stander, Dewald Potgieter, Juandre Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling.
Replacements: Willie Wepener, Rayno Gerber, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Arno Botha, Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouche, Francois Venter.
Gio Aplon, Gerhard van den Heever, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (c), Bryan Habana, Peter Grant, Dewaldt Duvenage, Jebb Sinclair, Rynhardt Elstadt, Siya Kolisi, De Kock Steenkamp, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Tiaan Liebenberg, Deon Carstens
Replacements: Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Quinn Roux, Don Armand, Nick Fenton-Wells, Louis Schreuder, Burton Francis.