14-01-2024 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Bordeaux Vs Saracens

Bordeaux vs Saracens  

High flying Bordeaux play host to former champions Saracens in this Champions Cup encounter. The home team are top of the table with a maximum of 10 points from their two matches while the visitors are on five points with a win and a loss. Bordeaux are now on a seven match unbeaten run across all competitions with their potent backline among the best in Europe. The man pulling the strings for them is French flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert who has been in brilliant form since the World Cup. Saracens will be looking to their international flyhalf and Captain Owen Farrell to regain his form if they are to cause an upset.

TIP: Both teams are at full strength for this match but it is difficult to look any further than the contest between the two great number tens. Farrell has experience on his side but Jalibert has form and creativity as his advantage. The Frenchman also has two of the best wingers in the competition in Damian Penaud and Louis Bielle-Biarrey. Saracens will need to be weary of the kicks out wide to the wingers as Bordeaux score plenty of tries with this tactic. The bookies have Bordeaux as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.35, Gbets 1.35 and Hollywoodbets 1.35

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Bordeaux vs Saracens 

  • This is the first meeting between the sides.  

Latest results for both teams

Bordeaux beat Bayonne 24-23 in their last match while Saracens lost 19-10 to Leicester in their last match.

PREDICTION

Saracens have great pedigree in this competition and will need to be at their best if they are to progress to the knockout rounds. An area that Saracens have been found wanting this season is at scrum time as injuries have meant they are fielding their third choice props. Bordeaux will no doubt be targeting the front row as they have excellent scrummagers in Ben Tameifuna and Jefferson Poirot. The former had a brilliant World Cup captaining Tonga and has brought that form to his club. Saracens will need to adopt a ball in hand approach as they will not match the home team for power in the forwards. I predict a tight match with Bordeaux winning by four points.

Probable Starting XVs

Bordeaux

15 Romain Buros, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Nicolas Depoortere, 12 Yoram Moefana, 11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Maxime Lucu, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Marko Gazzotti, 6 Pierre Bochaton, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Maxime Lamothe, 1 Jefferson Poirot

Saracens  

5 Alex Goode, 14 Alex Lewington, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Ben Earl, 7 Andy Christie, 6 Nick Isiekwe, 5 Hugh Tizard, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Theo Dan, 1 Logovi’i Mulipola

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bordeaux victory are as follows:

Betway 1.35

Gbets 1.35

Hollywoodbets 1.35

Odds comparison on the Saracens handicap:

The complete odds on the Saracens handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+7.5)

Gbets 1.87 (+7.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+7.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Bordeaux outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+11.5), Gbets 1.87 (+11.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+11.5)

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