Rugby Union | Champions Cup Round Six | Preview and Odds

It is the final round of the group stages in the European Champions Cup, and whilst many groups are done and dusted, the battle for a home quarter-final means teams will be looking to put in professional performances. Our Rugby Union expert guides you through the best bets from Round 6 of the European Champions Cup… You can check out all of our other available Rugby Union markets here.


Munster v Exeter

A tough task awaits Exeter at Thormond Park, as they need to leave with a bonus point win and restrict Munster to no losing bonus points. Exeter have been exceptional in the Premiership, but their grinding, possession rugby doesn’t quite translate into Europe’s top competition. All Munster need to do is play well and they should get at least one point. Naturally, Munster are just 3/10 to win, and Exeter have it all to do with odds of 5/2.

However, for years people have been writing off the unfashionable Chiefs, and who’s to say they can’t take the win back to Devon with them? I’d recommend backing Exeter at 5/2, but unfortunately I don’t think they will do enough to claim top spot.

Saracens v Glasgow

Glasgow have performed exceptionally well in Europe this season, and the Scotstoun outfit would feel aggrieved if they were to not make the knockout rounds. In their way stands one of the best club sides on the planet, however. Saracens have carved out a role as one of Europe’s leading teams in the last decade, and with a plethora of talent all over the pitch, that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. Marshalled superbly by England captain Owen Farrell, and boasting a marauding pack, they are as close to a complete outfit as they come.

Saracens are just 1/10 to win at home against Glasgow, whilst the visiting team are 7/1. I’d recommend backing Saracens on the handicap (-16.5) at 10/11 with

Edinburgh v Montpellier

When this group was announced, I think any neutral would have been astounded to know these two teams would end up on top come the final group fixture. But Toulon have been a disaster this year and Edinburgh have been sensational. Edinburgh are 8/15 to win and gain a home quarter-final, whereas Montpellier are 29/20. Montpellier have internationals everywhere and a backline that could make the Barbarians look uncreative. I think, despite being underdogs, Montpellier will leave Scotland with five points in a bonus point win. Back Montpellier at -7.5 at 7/2.







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