Connacht vs Leicester Tigers Rugby Betting Tip Away Win – 15th January 2022

Tigers can claim a narrow away win at Connacht in Heineken Cup clash

Kini Murimurivalu / Leicester ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 01/15/2022

Ireland Connacht vs Leicester Tigers England
15th January – Kick Off 1515hrs
Rugby – Ireland – European Champions Cup
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker Sportingbet
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022

This is one of the big heavyweight clashes from the Heineken Cup on Saturday as Connacht look to turn the tables on Leceister.

In the first meeting of this Pool stage campaign, it was the Tigers who came out on top at Welford Road by a six-point margin.

Can the Premiership side make it three wins from three in this season’s competition, or will Connacht have their big day on home turf?

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Connacht Preview – Can Irish side topple the Tigers?

It has been a W1 L1 return by Connacht so far in this season’s European Champions Cup.

They opened the campaign with a comprehensive home win over Stade Francais.

But then on their visit to Welford Road to face the Tigers, the Irish side came up a little short in a 29-23 defeat.

Will they be able to make the most of home advantage on the weekend?

In the match outright for Heineken Cup rugby betting, Connacht are narrow even money underdogs* (odds recorded 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022).

Looking at their overall recent form, Connacht are W4 L4 in their last eight matches in all emotions.

So it hasn’t been thoroughly overwhelming stuff but the Irish side.

But with that said, their home record in the Heineken Cup is pretty good.

This will be the first time that Connacht have hosted Leicester in the European Champions Cup.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester 1-7 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022)


Contact have suffered just two defeats in their last nine European Champions Cup home matches.

The last defeat they suffered at home was against a Premiership side.

That was in Round 2 of last season’s Pool stage when the Bristol Bears showed up and beat them.

Going back to the home form of Connacht, they have strung together with a fourth match home winning streak in all competitions.

They scored at least 36 points in three of those four. Can they mount a challenge?


Leicester Tigers Preview – Tigers look to bounce back

The Leicester Tigers suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend on a league trip to Wasps.

They had won all matches across all competitions this season before that upset.

Leicester went down by three points on the road against Wasps.

But the Premiership leaders are the 8/11 odds-on favourites to win this match* (odds recorded 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022).

They have played Connacht twice before and have won both of those.

Those were home fixtures, one in the Challenge Cup and once in the Champions Cup.

It has been two wins from two for Leicester in the Heineken Cup this season.

Leicester earned those wins over Bordeaux Begles and then Connacht.

Both of those matches saw Leicester win by a margin of no more than six points.

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A Leicester Tigers -2 handicap is at a quote of even money for rugby betting on the weekend* (odds recorded 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022).

Their two wins over Connacht were both recorded by a margin of at least six points (both at Welford Road).

The way that Leicester, with largely a second string of forwards, handled themselves at Bordeaux in Round 1 was impressive.

That’s the kind of form that should really get them in this match.

The last time that they won more than two consecutive matches in the competition was in the 2015/16 campaign.

Leicester may get close to making it three from three this season.


Connacht vs Leicester Tigers Betting Advice

This looks like being a really tight war of attrition at The Sportsground on Saturday afternoon.

Leicester did have the upper hand in the first meeting and may just about shade this second contest.

They will want a bounce-back performance after losing to Wasps in the Premiership last weekend so the Leicester Tigers To Win pick is at 8/11* (odds recorded 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022).


Key Facts – Connacht vs Leicester Tigers Betting Tip

  • Connacht have won their last four home matches in all tournaments
  • Connacht lost their two previous matches against Leicester Tigers
  • Leicester Tigers have won all but one match across all competitions this season


It wouldn’t be unreasonable therefore to see them get through by covering a -2 handicap for even money* (odds recorded 19:19 GMT on January 13th, 2022).

Leicester have controlled their games through a lot of kicked balls out of hand. We don’t expect that to change.

Connacht’s form has just been a little too patchy this season to fully get behind the hosts in this one.


The best betting odds for Connacht vs Leicester Tigers

Connacht to win: Even Money at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Leicester Tigers to win: 8/11 at Bet365