RUGBY UNION BETTING: Live on SkySports 2: Sat 17.00: It’s an all French final in this year’s Heineken Cup; Toulouse and Biarritz are going for glory. Compare Heineken Cup Odds.
One of rugby union’s most prestigious competitions is a truly all French affair this year as Toulouse face Biarritz at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Toulouse return to the final stage after a year’s gap and will be desperate emulate the successes of the 2002 to 2005 squads, Coral have 2/5 about the French giants to win. Biarritz are back in the final after a losing appearance in 2006 and are outsiders at 12/5 with Bet365, suggesting another heartbreak is on the cards.
Current Toulouse captain Thierry Dusautoir was a Biarritz player back in the 2006 final before moving to Toulouse and now he stands on the verge of his first European Cup winner’s medal. The power of the Toulouse pack will cause any team problems but Biarritz displayed against Munster that they are full of fight themselves. It will be very tight in the front 5 so the game will perhaps be won in the back row. Toulouse are full of options and it will be Biarritz’s responsibility to quell this threat, which may distract from the business of actually winning. Toulouse/Toulouse in the half time full time is 8/11 with Ladbrokes and is an attractive proposition.
Biarritz have a lot of issues to address to control this Toulouse team and this may well be one step too far for them. Whilst Toulouse did lose on the weekend in the Top 14 league, a handicap of -6.5 points makes them 1/1 with Paddy Power which is the bet of the match.
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