Racing 92 vs Stade Francais
The second leg of the Paris derby sees Stade Francais with a mountain to climb if they want to overturn the first leg loss. Racing are in total control of this tie and have a 13 point cushion going into the home leg. Stade have only themselves to blame for making some strange selections for the home leg. You would expect a team to pick their strongest team for the home leg but they chose to leave star players like Nicolas Sanchez on the bench and Racing duly punished them for this.
TIP: The Racing 92 team will feel this is their year after coming so close on so many occasions and they certainly look like they could win the tournament this year. They have the all round game that is required to lift the trophy and are superbly led around the park by Finn Russell. His job is made much easier by having the brilliant Gael Fickou on his inside. The bookies have Racing 92 as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.06 Playabets 1.05 and Sunbet 1.06
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Racing vs Stade Francais
- Racing have won the last four matches between these sides.
- Stade Francais last won against Racing in 2021.
- Stade Francais have won two of their last four visits to Racing.
Latest results for both teams
Ulster beat Toulouse 26-20 in their last match.
There are not many teams in the competition that can boast such an array of stars in the forwards and in the backline like Racing 92. Their most recent signing was Springbok Trevor Nyakane and he was brilliant in the last match. it is difficult to see who can break open the match for Stade unless they can get Ngani Laumape back for this match as he is one player that get them on the front foot. The Racing team has two of the best wingers in Teddy Thomas and Juan Imhoff and they are deadly if given front foot ball. I predicting an easy Racing win by under 20 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Max Spring, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Henry Chavancy (c), 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Nolann Le Garrec, 8 Yoan Tanga, 7 Ibrahim Diallo, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Guram Gogichashvili
15 Léo Barre, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Harry Glover, 12 Alex Arrate, 11 Lester Etien, 10 Joris Segonds, 9 Arthur Coville, 8 Tala Gray, 7 Romain Briatte, 6 Sekou Macalou, 5 Pierre-Henri Azagoh, 4 Paul Gabrillagues (c), 3 Nemo Roelofse, 2 Laurent Panis, 1 Clément Castets
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Racing victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Stade Francais handicap :
The complete odds on the Stade Francais handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+19.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+19.5) 1.87
Playabets (+19.5) 1.86
Predictions and Odds in details
The powerful Racing pack dominated the Stade pack and unless something drastic happens in the space of a week I expect the same result in this match. The Racing 92 team can even afford to lose this and still progress provided the defeat is less than 13 points. I think the Racing 92 team will score early and just mange the win thereafter. There are poor odds on the Racing 92 win therefore we suggest the away team on the handicap for better returns. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+19.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+19.5) 1.87 and Playabets (+19.5) 1.86
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