Bordeaux vs Bristol Bears Rugby Betting Tip Away Win – 4th April 2021

Bears can win a tight duel in France

Remi Oudin / Bordeaux ©IMAGO / PanoramiC January 17, 2021

England Bordeaux vs Bristol Bears England
4th April 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Heineken Cup
Pick Bristol To Win
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021

More Heineken Cup rugby betting is on the cards for Sunday, including this big clash between Bordeaux and Bristol Bears.

There isn’t much to split them really on paper. So this could easily be the highlight clash of the weekend in the tournament.

Will the current Premiership league leaders Bristol return home with a place in the quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup booked?

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Bordeaux Preview – Can French side defend home soil?

This is a big test for both of these sides.

In the match outright for Heineken Cup rugby betting, Bordeaux Begles are at 4/5 odds-on* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

So it is only narrow favouritism that they hold with the bookies.

Looking back at the Pool stage of this season’s competition, the French side did a very solid job.

They squeezed past Premiership opposition in the form of Northampton Saints, before thrashing Dragons the following week.

So those two wins from two in the Pool stage gave them a home advantage for this Round of 16 tie.

Can they do the job again against more English opposition?

This is the first time they will meet Bristol specifically in the European Champions Cup.

But they have met three times in the Challenge Cup, including during last season’s semi-final.

The French side lost that in extra time, in what was such a good encounter.

That leaves Bordeaux at W1 L2 in the head to head with the Bears.

So that doesn’t tell us too much ahead of Bordeaux v Bristol Bears rugby betting for the weekend.

Our betting prediction:
Bears 1-12 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)


Bordeaux have never been to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup before.

But they have won their last three fixtures in the Heineken Cup and never before have they managed to make it four on the spin.

For Heineken Cup rugby betting, a Bordeaux Begles – 1 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

Looking at their current form, Bordeaux have won three of their last five fixtures in the TOP 14

They are currently fifth in the table. Will they be able to get some revenge over the Bears?


Bristol Bears Preview – Bears could handle themselves in Bordeaux

Bristol Bears are setting the pace in the Premiership this season. Now can they do it on the European front?

After their big Challenge Cup title success last season, they are on the hunt for a bigger prize.

In the Pool stage, they opened with a big loss against Clermont, conceding 51 points in the fixture.

But they qualified with a victory over Connacht Rugby to at least get through.

In the match outright for Heineken Cup rugby betting, the win for Bristol Bears is at 11/10* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

That does look like a decent option because Bristol do look as if they can handle themselves.

They too are looking to book their first-ever Champions Cup quarter-final place.

Bristol do have form in France against TOP 14 opposition and this is where things look good for the Bears.

The Bears have won all but one of their last six away games in France, all in the Challenge Cup.

So they should be well in this fixture.

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Bristol Bears made the joint-highest amount of metres in the Pool stage and the highest amount of breaks as well.

Given they are steaming along in current form, having won their last five Premiership fixtures, they have a good chance.

A Bears +1 handicap is at 10/11 odds in rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

When they met Bordeaux in last season’s Challenge Cup semi-final, Bristol were 13-7 down at the halftime break.

They ended up winning 37-20 at the end of a gruelling contest. We think that the Bears can follow up with another success against them.


Bordeaux vs Bristol Bears Betting Advice

This looks like being a cracking match in France on Sunday for European Champions Cup rugby betting.

We do think that Bristol are going to have a reasonable chance in this one.

The Bears are 11/10 in the match outright and there’s little need to look beyond that really* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


Key Facts – Bordeaux vs Bristol Bears Betting Tip

  • Bordeaux beat Northampton Saints in the Pool Stage
  • Bordeaux and Bristol are both playing for a first ever quarter final place in the European Champions Cup
  • Bristol Bears have won 5 of their last 6 away games against TOP 14 opposition


There was a really tight duel when they met in last season’s Challenge Cup fixture, but Bristol eventually figured it out.

Bordeaux did only manage a narrow win over Northampton Saints in the Pool stage and Bristol represent a tougher challenge.

With the Bears having won 5 of their last 6 visits to TOP 14 opposition, we would look at the Bristol 1-12 winning margin at 21/10* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for Bordeaux vs Bristol Bears

Bordeaux to win: 4/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Bristol Bears to win: 11/10 at Bet365