21-01-2024 Daily Predictions European Champions Cup Toulouse Vs Bath

Toulouse vs Bath

Toulouse play host to Bath in this final round encounter in Group 2 of the Champions Cup. Both teams have been in scintillating form in the competition and are assured of a home tie in the round of 16. This match will decide the group winner as they both have a maximum of 15 points from their three matches. The five-time European champions have looked in ominous form and must rank as the favorite to lift their sixth title. Bath have been rejuvenated this season with the acquisition of Scottish maestro Finn Russell. We can expect an all-action approach from both teams as there will be no pressure.

TIP: Both teams are at full strength for this encounter which is great news, considering they both assured of qualification. It is impossible to look beyond the contest between two halfback pairings in this match. Twice World player of the year Anton Dupont alongside Thomas Ramos are the heartbeat of their side the same way Russell is to Bath. The quality of the French pair will ultimately tilt the match in the home teams favor. The bookies have the Toulouse as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.08, Gbets 1.07 and Hollywoodbets 1.08

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Toulouse vs Bath

  • Bath have only won one of the previous five matches between the sides.
  • There has only been one home win in the five matches.

Latest results for both teams

Toulouse beat Ulster 48-24 in their last match while Bath beat Racing 29-25 in their last match.

PREDICTION

Bath have been almost unrecognizable this season as they have been running the ball from all parts of the field unlike previous seasons where they kicked aimlessly. Toulouse have been scoring points for fun led by Dupont and Ramos magic but it all starts with their impressive pack. They have laid the platform for the backline to dazzle with the likes of Matthis Lebel and new recruit Blair Kinghorn. The visitors have their own super star backs in Joe Cokanasiga and Ollie Lawrence. The former has finally regained the form that earned him his England call up a few years ago. I am predicting a home win by 20 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Toulouse  

15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Juan Cruz Mallia, 13 Dimitri Delibes, 12 Pita Ahki, 11 Matthis Lebel, 10 Thomas Ramos, 9 Antoine Dupont (c), 8 Anthony Jelonch, 7 Jack Willis, 6 François Cros, 5 Emmanuel Meafou, 4 Richie Arnold, 3 Dorian Aldegheri, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 1 Cyril Baille

Bath

15 Matt Gallagher, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Max Ojomoh, 12 Ollie Lawrence, 11 Will Muir, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ben Spencer (c), 8 Miles Reid, 7 Chris Cloete, 6 Josh Bayliss, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Quinn Roux, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Niall Annett, 1 Beno Obano

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Toulouse victory are as follows:

Betway 1.08

Gbets 1.07

Hollywoodbets 1.08

Odds comparison on the Toulouse handicap:

The complete odds on the Toulouse handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-16.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-16.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-16.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Toulouse outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-16.5), Gbets 1.87 (-16.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-16.5)

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