21-01-2023 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Bordeaux vs Gloucester

Bordeaux vs Gloucester

Bordeaux have had a dreadful start to their Champions Cup campaign and are winless after three matches but such is the nature of this competition, they can still mathematically qualify if they win this match. They are 11th in Group A but do have two losing bonus points, meaning they will need a bonus point victory and hope the three teams above them lose. Gloucester have won one of their three matches, with a win in this match taking them through provided Leinster beat Racing92, which seems highly likely. It will not be easy for the English outfit as they have a number of first team players out injured.

TIP: Gloucester have won just one of their last five matches across all competition with that lone victory being a 8-6 win over London Irish. They seem intent on playing a forwards orientated game but this requires their defence to be rock solid. In the early part of the season this tactic worked but they now need new tactics otherwise Bordeaux will comfortably keep the English side at bay. The bookies have Bordeaux as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.45, Playabets 1.48 and Sunbet 1.47

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Bordeaux vs Gloucester

  • Gloucester have won three of the four matches between these teams.
  • Bordeaux have lost their previous two home matches against Gloucester.

Latest results for both teams

Bordeaux lost 32-3 against the Sharks in their last match while Gloucester lost 49-14 in their last match against Leinster.

PREDICTION

The home team will not only be looking for a win but they will need a bonus point win if they are to sneak in via the back door into the round of 16. Bordeaux have been boosted by the return of their talisman Mathieu Jalibert at flyhalf. The maestro number 10 transforms this ordinary team into world beaters therefore Gloucester will need to watch him like a hawk. The visitors over reliance on their driving maul has been brutally exposed in the last two matches. If Bordeaux can successfully defend the Gloucester maul, then they will win this match. I am predicting a home win by 10 points.

the Dragons. We are backing the Lions to win by more than 10 points

Probable Starting XVs

Bordeaux

15 Nans Ducuing, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Pablo Uberti, 12 Yoram Falatea-Moefana, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Jules Gimbert, 8 Caleb Timu, 7 Mahamadou Diaby (c), 6 Antoine Miquel, 5 Cyril Cazeaux, 4 Thomas Jolmes, 3 Sipili Falatea, 2 Connor Sa, 1 Ugo Boniface

Gloucester

15 George Barton, 14 Jonny May, 13 Giorgi Kveseladze, 12 Seb Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Billy Twelvetrees, 9 Stephen Varney, 8 Albert Tuisue, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Jack Clement, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Cam Jordan, 3 Kirill Gotovtsev, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Val Rapava-

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Bordeaux victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.45

Playabets 1.48

Sunbet 1.47

Odds comparison on the Bordeaux handicap:

The complete odds on the Bordeaux handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.90

Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89

Playabets (-5.5) 1.84

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns of the Bordeaux outright victory therefore we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-5.5) 1.84

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