Cardiff vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip Harlequins -13 Handicap – 14th January 2022

Quins to get it right against Cardiff once again in European Champions Cup

Owen Lane / Cardiff ©IMAGO / Colorsport 01/14/2022

Wales Cardiff vs Harlequins England
14th January 2000hrs
Rugby – Wales – European Champions Cup
Pick Harlequins -13 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: Even Money odds taken 17:31 GMT on January 11th, 2022

The third round of this season’s European Champions Cup Rugby begins on Friday night with Harlequins making the trip to Cardiff.

This may be a tough one for Cardiff who have struggled with their home form in the Heineken Cup recently.

The home side are the underdogs for the match, as they look to shake themselves out of a little slump.

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Cardiff Preview – Can Cardiff find their winning touch?

Cardiff are just struggling with their form at the moment having fallen to a three-match losing streak.

The first two of those happened last month in this European Champions Cup campaign.

Cardiff were heavily beaten on home turf in their opening at French giants Toulouse.

Then in Round 2 the Welsh club made the trip to Harlequins and were soundly beaten there too.

With a loss to Edinburgh last weekend on their return to the United Rugby Championship, form isn’t great for Cardiff.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Cardiff are the 11/4 underdogs* (odds recorded 17:31 GMT on January 11th, 2022)

Our betting prediction:
Quins 11-20 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 17:31 GMT on January 11th, 2022)


They will have a big challenge on their hands on Friday, and their European form isn’t there either.

Cardiff have lost all but one of their last five home Champions Cup matches.

Just to sum up that slump, that’s one more than they suffered in their previous 22.

There is plenty of history between the two clubs in the Champions Cup, Cardiff posting a W5 D2 L2 record against Quins.

Given that Cardiff have now conceded at least 34 points in each of their last three matches, they look clear underdogs.


Harlequins Preview – Quins to roll on

Reining English Premiership champions Harlequins appear to be well back in the groove at the moment.

They have won their last five matches on the spin.

That run of success was triggered with a victory away at Castres in their opening European Champions Cup match.

With a 43-17 home win over Cardiff to follow that, Quins are in good shape at the moment.

Their recent three-match winning streak in the Premiership has seen them knock over two in-form teams.

Quins have stuck in there to beat both Gloucester and Exeter in their last two league matches. Both victories were gritty ones by a 2-point margin.

As Friday’s European opponents Cardiff have been shipping points heavily recently, it may be worth looking towards a bigger handicap line.

A Harlequins -13 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 17:31 GMT on January 11th, 2022).

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Harlequins were on a seven-match winless streak of form against Cardiff (D2 L5) before beating them earlier in this campaign.

With them having banked back to back wins in the tournament, that’s their best streak since 2015.

Everyone is well aware of the scoring threat that Quins pose.

They are the current top-scorers in the European Champions Cup this season.

Quins have touched down for eight tries in their two matches (a competition joint-high).

There looks to be a fair chance that they will come through this fairly comfortably.


Cardiff vs Harlequins Betting Advice

We only see the away win happening in this one as Harlequins aim to strengthen their position in Pool B.

They are such strong favourites for this trip, we are going to the Quins -13 handicap at Even Money* (odds recorded 17:31 GMT on January 11th, 2022).

There is a chance that they may not throw the kitchen sink at this, but they have the depth in their squad to deliver.


Key Facts – Cardiff vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • Cardiff have lost four of their last five European Champions Cup home matches
  • Cardiff were beaten 43-17 by Harlequins in December last year
  • Harlequins are on a five match winning streak in all competitions


Cardiff have just lost their way a little bit with this current three-match losing streak in all competitions going on.

Each of those losses were by a margin of at least 24 points, including the loss against Quins at The Stoop.

Cardiff have lost four of their last five European Champions Cup home matches and half of those losses were against English clubs.


The best betting odds for Cardiff vs Harlequins

Cardiff to win: 11/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 1/4 at Bet365