Clermont Auvergne vs Toulouse Rugby Betting Tip Toulouse -3 handicap – 11th April 2021

Toulouse to prove too strong for Clermont in quarter final clash

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France Clermont Auvergne vs Toulouse France
11th April 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Heineken Cup
Pick Toulouse -3 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021

This will be just the second European Champions Cup clash between Clermont and Toulouse, the previous encounter happening over 20 years ago.

It was Toulouse who came out on top in that fixture and they may have a chance to repeat that feat.

They are the favourites for this fixture on Sunday in the quarter-final of this season’s Heineken Cup at the Stade Marcel-Michelin.

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Clermont Auvergne Preview – Can the home side defy underdog odds?

This is not an easy encounter for Clermont, even with home advantage for the quarter-finals.

Clermont are 6/4 underdogs in the match outright for Heineken Cup rugby betting* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

They are in a decent bit of current form, with four wins in their last five across all options.

Clermont have been scoring well too, having tallied at least 27 points in all but one of the last five games.

The French outfit scraped past Wasps in the Round Of 16, away at the Ricoh.

It was a 27-25 nail-biter of a victory that they took there.

There is a bit of an issue for them, as Clermont have lost their last two home games in the Heineken Cup.

Just to size up the importance of that potentially for rugby betting, they had lost only two of their previous 37 such home games.

A positive is that Clermont Auvergne have never lost three home games in a row in the competition.

Our betting prediction:
Toulouse 1-7 winning margin

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


But Clermont have also lost their last two home games against fellow TOP 14 opposition in the competition.

Both of those defeats happened against Racing 92, after having won six of the previous eight against fellow French clubs.

A Clermont Auvergne +4 handicap is at 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

Will they be able to successfully defend home turf in this very testing quarter-final tie?


Toulouse Preview – Toulouse favourites for the win

Back in the quarter-final match contested against Clermont in the 1990/00 competition, Toulouse posted a 31-18 victory.

Toulon will be hoping for a repeat storyline as they head to the Stade Marcel-Michelin for Sunday’s intriguing encounter.

The visitors are the favourites in the match outright.

Toulouse are 4/7 odds-on for Heineken rugby betting* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

In the last round, Toulouse were embroiled in a fantastic match against Munster, away from home.

The French outfit came through a gruelling encounter with a highly impressive 40-33 win over the Irish powerhouses.

Toulouse can boast an impressive away record in this competition.

They have taken a win in 8 of their 10 away games since the start of the 2018/19 season (L2).

That’s a hugely impressive road record in his competition, the best of all teams in that span.

Considering that Toulouse had lost seven of their previous eight away games in the competition, that has been some turnaround, a mark of their stature.

This is the 18th time that they have reached the quarterfinals of the tournament.

They are W11 L6 from their previous visits.

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Toulouse currently boasts the best tackle-success rate in the Heineken Cup for the season, and their opponents are second-lowest.

Toulouse have a lot of international quality in their ranks, particularly in Antoine Dupont who has beaten 13 defenders in this season’s competition, eight more than any other scrum-half.

There is also a positive record of them against fellow French teams in the European Champions Cup.

Toulouse are W13 D1 L2 against French opposition and of the ten played in the knockout stage of the competition, they are unbeaten.

A Toulouse – 4 handicap is at 10/11 for Heineken Cup rugby betting* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).

The stats do appear to favour the visitors just that little bit more.


Clermont Auvergne vs Toulouse Betting Advice

We fancy Toulouse coming through this tricky test away at Clermont. There is enough there in the stats to back them.

The fact that they are undefeated against fellow French opposition in the knockout stages of the tournament is remarkable and impressive.

So we can stick with the Toulouse -4 handicap for the game* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).


Key Facts – Clermont Auvergne vs Toulouse Betting Tip

  • Clermont Auvergne have lost their last two home games in the competition
  • Clermont Auvergne have lost their last against French opposition
  • Toulouse have won 8 of their 10 away games in the Heineken Cup


Clermont having lost their last two home games in the competition, sends further inclination towards Toulouse.

We don’t think that Clermont are going to get steamrolled on home turf at all after narrowly edging Wasps in the last round.

Toulouse 1-7 winning margin looks the way to go for rugby betting at 5/2* (odds recorded 11:12 GMT on April 9th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Clermont Auvergne vs Toulouse

Clermont Auvergne to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Toulouse to win: 4/7 at Bet365