Ulster vs Toulouse
Ulster play host to French giants Toulouse in this Champions Cup match at the Kingspan Stadium. The home team are currently in third place in the group and will need to win this match if they are to remain in contention for the knockout rounds. The visitors are top of the table with a maximum of ten points after two matches. If they win this match, they will be in pole position to top the group at the end of the league phase. Ulster seem to have found form at the right time with an excellent win over Leinster in their last match.
TIP: Toulouse are record six-time champions and will be desperate to make it seven after La Rochelle’s double title run. Ulster struggled in the early part of the season but seem to have found their best form at the right time. They have gotten better in the scrums, thanks to the signing of Springbok Steven Kitshoff. The World Cup winning prop has been excellent in the front row and in the loose. The bookies have Toulouse as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.53, Gbets 1.50 and Hollywoodbets 1.51
Ulster vs Toulouse
- There have been six matches between the sides with three wins apiece.
- The away team has won the last three matches between the sides.
Latest results for both teams
Ulster beat Leinster 22-21 in their last match while Toulouse beat Lyon 45-0 in their last match.
There are many great individual match-ups in this encounter but none more so than the Anton Dupont up against the Ulster halfback pairing of John Cooney and Billy Burns. The Toulouse Captain has been the best player in Europe for the last few years and if the home team are to produce a shock result, they will need to keep him quiet. Flyhalf Burns was in brilliant kicking form in the win over Leinster as his attacking kicks to the wingers kept them on the front foot. The scrum will be an area that will be hotly contested as there are international front rowers on both sides. The French team have the stronger pack therefore I predict a Toulouse win by 10 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Stewart Moore, 14 Robert Baloucoune, 13 James Hume, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Billy Burns, 9 John Cooney, 8 James McNabney. 7 Nick Timoney, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Iain Henderson, 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Tom O’Toole, 2 Tom Stewart, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Matthis Lebel, 13 Pierre-Louis Barassi, 12 Pita Ahki, 11 Arthur Retiere, 10 Thomas Ramos, 9 Antoine Dupont, 8 Alexandre Roumat, 7 Anthony Jelonch, 6 Thibaud Flament, 5 Emmanuel Meafou, 4 Richie Arnold, 3 Dorian Aldegheri, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Cyril Baille.
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Toulouse victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Toulouse handicap:
The complete odds on the Toulouse handicap:
Betway 1.90 (-4.5)
Gbets 1.87 (-4.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-4.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are decent odds on the Toulouse outright win therefore we suggest backing them on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-4.5), Gbets 1.87 (-4.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-4.5)
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