Bordeaux Bègles vs Racing 92 Rugby Betting Tip Bordeaux -3 handicap – 11th April 2021

Bordeaux can win a tight home duel with Racing 92 in Champions Cup

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France Bordeaux Begles vs Racing 92 France
11th April 1230hrs
Rugby -France – Heineken Cup
Pick Bordeaux -3 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: Evens odds taken 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021

The Heineken Champions Cup rugby betting continues on Sunday with two all-French affairs, starting with this one.

Bordeaux are the favourites on home turf to move through to the semi-finals having seen off Bristol Bears last weekend.

But Racing 92 are not one to count out easily after they trounced Edinburgh last weekend.

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Bordeaux Begles Preview – Will Bordeaux will French duel?

This is a really interesting clash between two of the French heavyweights in the Heineken Cup.

After taking 9 points in the Pool stage of the competition, they had home soil advantage last weekend.

They met current Premiership leaders Bristol Bears and made light work of the challenge.

Bordeaux claimed a convincing 36-17 victory against the English side.

In the match outright for Heineken Cup rugby betting, Bordeaux Begles are the 8/13 favourites* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021)

That victory last weekend moved them on to a W3 L2 record in their last five fixtures played across all competitions.

They have won three of their last four on home soil in the sequence.

The blip happened against La Rochelle in TOP 14 action.

This will be the first meeting between Bordeaux Begles and Racing 92 in the Champions Cup.

Our betting prediction:
Bordeaux 1-17 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021)


Here is where things get interesting.

Bordeaux have lost all but one of their previous Heineken Champion Cup fixtures against fellow French clubs.

That includes their three home fixtures in that sequence.

So they have to find a way to buck that poor trend, but they are in good current form.

It is a four-match winning streak in the Heineken Cup for them at the moment, their best-ever run.

A Bordeaux -3 handicap for rugby betting is at evens* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

In their last two games in the competition, they have managed at least 35 points.

They had managed that feat twice only in their first 21 fixtures in the competition.

Racing 92 Preview – Visitors not out of the contest

Racing 92 were at their best last weekend as they romped to a massive home win over Edinburgh.

It was a 56-3 victory that they took, moving them to a W3 L2 record in their last five games in all competitions.

This now is a much tougher assignment, however, as they head to Bordeaux.

Racing 92 have lost their last two away games in the TOP 14, which isn’t a great positive for them ahead of this quarter-final.

In the match outright, Racing 92 are the 11/8 underdog* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

But they are the type of side that you can never just write off easily.

They have, very impressively, won 7 of their last 10 away games in the Heineken Cup (D1 L2).

So they are no pushover at all.

Their last two games in the competition they have won by at least a 40 point margin as well.

As it stands, Racing 92 at the top-scoring team in this season’s Champions Cup.

Can they carry that scoring form forward?

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Racing 92 took maximum points from their two Pool stage matches and with that convincing score in the last round, look as if they can give as good as they get.

It has been a total of 18 tries from them in their three matches this season.

A +3 handicap for Racing 92 is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

But can they overturn Bordeaux? They met in late January in a league match with the home advantage going to Racing 92.

Racing 92 lost that by a single point in an absolutely cracking fixture.

But Racing 92 won at Bordeaux in last seasons’ top flight.


Bordeaux Begles vs Racing 92 Betting Advice

We see an epic duel coming up between these two and there is not likely going to be much between them.

But we are sticking with the home win in this one, as Bordeaux are just coming good.

That’s back to back strong wins that they have taken and the second of those against Bristol was excellent.

So the Bordeaux -3 handicap at evens is for us* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).


Key Facts – Bordeaux Begles vs Racing 92 Betting Tip

  • Bordeaux Begles are on a four-match winning streak in the tournament
  • Bordeaux Begles have lost 5 of their 6 tournament games against fellow French opposition
  • Racing 92 have won 7 of the last 10 away games in the competition


Racing 92 are a big threat, make no mistake about that, but we have to look to their current road form.

They have dropped their last two away from home in the TOP 14 and a huge win over Edinburgh doesn’t tell us too much.

They have a great away record in the tournament, but we think they come up short here.

For rugby betting, a Bordeaux 1-7 winning margin is at 16/5* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021)


The best betting odds for Bordeaux Begles vs Racing 92

Bordeaux Begles to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Racing 92 to win: 11/8 at Bet365