Exeter Chiefs vs Munster Rugby Betting Tip Exeter -3 handicap – 9th April 2022

Chiefs can earn a slender first leg advantage against Munster

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England Exeter Chiefs vs Munster Ireland
9th April 2022 – Kick Off 1730hrs
Rugby – England – European Champions Cup
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Odds: 10/11 odds taken 03:00 GMT on April 8th, 2022

There is a massive heavyweight showdown coming on Saturday from Sandy Park as Exeter Chiefs host Munsters.

This is the first leg of the European Champions Cup Round of 16 match-up between the two European heavyweights.

Exeter are the favourites, but they are not likely going to have an easy time of things in a cracking encounter.

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Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can Chiefs take charge?

2020 European Champions Exeter have won all but one of their last eleven matches in the competition.

On Saturday they need a big home performance in the first leg of this Round of 16 tie.

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for Exeter is at 4/7* (odds recorded 03:00 GMT on April 8th, 2022 at Betfair).

Exeter have not found a great deal of consistency lately with their results.

It’s been a W2 L2 record by them in their last four in all competitions.

But their numbers at Sandy Park this season are pretty good.

In their last ten home fixtures in all competitions, Exeter are W8 L2.

The two defeats in that sequence were by Saracens and Leicester Tigers, the current top two in the Premiership.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-5 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 03:00 GMT on April 8th, 2022 at Betfair)


Exeter Chiefs have met Munster a couple of times before in European action.

The Chiefs are winless against the Irish province, going D1 L1 against them.

In neither match did Exeter or Munster post more than 10 points on the scoreboard.

From their four previous home matches in the knockout stage of the Heineken Cup, Exeter are W3 L1.

The one loss in that sequence was by an Irish side last season, Leinster winning at Sandy Park.


Munster Preview – Irish side will challenge

Munster thrives for big European occasions like this and they have some away form behind them too.

It is a three-match winning streak away from home that they are on in Europe.

In two of that road wins, Munster had overturned a halftime deficit.

During their European travels, they have been to Wasps and Zebre.

It was a convincing 35-14 win at Wasps that they claimed in December on a visit to England.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Munster are 6/4* (odds recorded 03:00 GMT on April 8th, 2022 at Betfair).

Adding to the weight of their threat in this one is their European away record.

The province have claimed five wins in eight previous knockout stage matches.

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Munster have played three previous Heineken Cup away matches in England.

They have received a victory in each of those.

This is a huge clash and Munster will be keen to stay well within touch on the scoreboard, before heading back home for the second leg.

Munster have lost their last three away matches, all in the United Rugby Championship.

Two of their three wins in their last eight road trips have been in the Heineken Cup.


Exeter Chiefs vs Munster Betting Advice

This should be tight. Only because Munster have been struggling a bit on the road recently are we pulling towards the home win.

Exeter will have their work cut out for them without question and so a narrow handicap line is in focus.

An Exeter Chiefs -3 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 03:00 GMT on April 8th, 2022 at Betfair).


Key Facts – Exeter Chiefs vs Munster Betting Tip

  • Exeter Chiefs are winless in two previous meetings with Munster
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  • Munster have won 5 of 8 previous Heineken Cup kncok


Exeter haven’t been their usual free-scoring fluent selves this season, but they may sneak this.

They may not get a big lead to defend ahead of the second leg.

An Exeter 1-5 winning margin for rugby betting is at a quote of 9/2* (odds recorded 03:00 GMT on April 8th, 2022 at Betfair).


The best betting odds for Exeter Chiefs vs Munster

Exeter Chiefs to win: 4/7 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Munster to win: 6/4 at Bet365