Predicting This Weekend’s Champions Cup Quarter Final Winners
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Europe is back.
European rugby returns with a bang this weekend with the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup set to hit our screens from Saturday.
Eight teams currently remain but come Sunday we will be down to four, as the best Europe has to offer battle it out for a spot in next week’s semi-finals.
But who do we think will be left standing come the final whistle? Let’s have a look.
Leinster vs Saracens
In a repeat of last year’s final, Leinster and Saracens will battle it out on Saturday in the first of the quarter-finals is what is arguably the tie of the round. Leinster are unbeaten this season, and if you’re a betting person – you should take a look at some rugby crypto sports betting sites because we reckon that’s still going to be the case when they’re finished with Sarries.
The reigning English Premiership champions are coming off the back of a huge win against Exeter over the weekend but will be without talisman Owen Farrell, who was recently handed a 5-match ban following a red card against Wasps.
Clermont vs Racing 92
We’ve got an all-French affair to look forward to in the late Saturday kick-off with Clermont taking on 2018 finalists Racing 92 in what promises to be a thrilling affair. Both teams have come so close to winning the competition in recent years but that famous trophy still alludes them.
It’s going to be a close affair but we’ll be sticking our money on Racing, despite the fact that Clermont are at home.
Toulouse v Ulster
Four-time champions Toulouse take on PRO14 finalists Ulster up first on Sunday with the northern province hoping to bounce back from their defeat to Leinster on Saturday.
But if you’re gonna check out any Rugby crypto sports betting sites – stick your money down on Toulouse. Sorry, Ulster.
Exeter vs Northampton
The final quarter-final of the weekend sees Premiership leaders Exeter Chiefs take on Northampton Saints in an all-English affair at Sandy Park.
It’s the first time the Chiefs have reached this stage of the competition and in all honesty – we reckon they’ll have far too much for Saints given their recent form.
It’s going to be an absolute belter of a weekend either way. Just having European rugby back is enough but if we can we a few quid while we’re at it then it’s an added bonus.
Here’s the full set of fixtures for this weekend’s games with the kick-off times in brackets.
Champions Cup quarter-finals.
Leinster v Saracens (Saturday, 16.00)
Clermont Auvergne v Racing 92 (Saturday, 18.30)
Toulouse v Ulster (Sunday, 13.30)
Exeter v Northampton (Sunday, 18.30)