Leicester Tigers vs Connacht Rugby Betting Tip Leicester -10 Handicap – 19th December 2021

Tigers can keep their winning streak going as they host Connacht in the Champions Cup

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England Leicester Tigers vs Connacht Ireland
19th December 1730hrs
Rugby – England – European Champions Cup
Pick Leicester -10 Handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021

Leicester Tigers made a good start to their European Champions Cup campaign last weekend.

They paid a visit to one of the French powerhouses Bordeaux and came away with a hard-fought 16-13 win.

Can they push on now in this pool stage as they play host to Connacht on Sunday? The Irish visitors also earned an impressive victory over French opposition last weekend.

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Leicester Tigers Preview – Can the Tigers remain unbeaten?

Leicester Tigers have had such a strong season on the Premiership front and have kicked off in Europe in fine fashion.

The Tigers battled to a 16 – 13 victory away at Bordeaux in their opening pool stage match.

They did rotate their squad for that one, so they weren’t at their strongest.

That made the win even more impressive.

In rugby betting for Sunday’s match, Leicester Tigers are 1/4 odds-on favourites* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021).

It has been six home matches for them this season in all competitions and six wins.

This season has been a return to the European elite competition.

Last season the Tigers were involved in the Challenge Cup where they reached the final.

The title eluded them however in a 17 – 18 loss against Montpellier.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021)


Leicester Tigers have met Connacht just once before.

That was last season in the Challenge Cup in the round of sixteen.

There was a win at Welford Road for the Tigers by a convincing 48-32 scoreline.

The Tigers have lost all but two of their last seven home games in the Heineken Cup (W2).

That was after suffering only one default in their previous 34.

So they do have something to prove back on home turf.

There is a lot of confidence coursing through the club at the moment, however.

A Leicester -10 handicap comes in at a quote of 10/11 for Rugby Betting* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021).


Connacht Preview – Can Connacht defy the underdog status?

There was a win for Irish side Connacht in their European Champions Cup opener last weekend.

They romped to a comfortable 39-6 home win over Stade Francais.

That was a superb result for them and it gave them their third win in their last four matches in all competitions (L1).

In the match outright for European Champions Cup rugby betting on the weekend, Connacht are 3/1 underdogs* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021)

Not only are they facing a team who are in great form, but there’s Connacht’s lack of form to consider.

The Irish side have suffered a loss in each of their last six away matches in the Champions Cup.

Also, their record in England is great.

Connacht are on a six-match losing streak on trips to England in the Heineken Cup.

In each of those six defeats, they failed to make it 20 points on the scoreboard.

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We can dial in a little closer to Connacht’s current away form in all competitions as well.

They are on a four-match losing streak, including three straight losses at Cardiff, Munster and Leinster in the United Rugby Championship.

Connacht have won two of their last nine on the road in all competition (L7).

In just one of their four road matches, this season Connacht reached 20 points.

Three of those four losses were by a margin of at least 8 points.

A Connacht +10 handicap in rugby betting is at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021).


Leicester Tigers vs Connacht Betting Advice

Leicester are likely to have this in the bag. They managed the game very well in Bordeaux last weekend.

They were happy to kick it out of hand and their defence had a few moments where it came up really big.

The Leicester -10 handicap at 10/11 is the first pick for rugby betting* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021).


Key Facts – Leicester Tigers vs Connacht Betting Tip

  • Leicester Tigers have lost five of their last seven Heineken Cup home matches
  • Leicester Tigers were runners up in last season’s Challenge Cup
  • Connacht have lost their last six matches in England


Connacht do not possess the kind of away form to suggest that they can get across the line at Welford Road for the win.

They have not troubled the scoreboard too much on their travels.

So a comfortable Leicester 1-12 winning margin should fall into place at a quote of 13/10* (odds recorded 20:39 GMT on December 16th, 2021)


The best betting odds for Leicester Tigers vs Connacht

Leicester Tigers to win: 1/14 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Connacht to win: 13/2 at Bet365