Leicester Tigers vs Leinster Rugby Betting Tip Leicester +5 handicap – 7th May 2022

Leinster can edge past Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in epic European Challenge Cup clash

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England Leicester Tigers vs Leinster Ireland
7th May 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – European Champions Cup
Pick Leicester +5 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022

This is the heavyweight clash of the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup rugby on the weekend.

Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers have a tough task ahead of them at home against Leinster.

The visiting Irish province has looked impressive in this season’s competition and arrive as strong odds-on match favourites.

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Leicester Tigers Preview – Can Tigers repel Leinster?

The Tigers, who are leading the way in the Premiership, have a big quarter-final in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.

This should be an epic clash and there doesn’t look to be much between the two sides.

Leicester have home advantage at Welford Road, but they are 15/8 underdogs* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill).

Last weekend Leicester Tiger romped to a home win over Bristol in the Premiership.

The Tigers have won five of their last six matches in all competitions (excluding the Premiership Cup).

In the last round of the European Champions Cup, Leicester Tigers overcame Clermont.

The Tigers were always comfortable in that tie, winning both legs with room to spare against the French club.

Leicester Tigers have won all home fixtures this season across all tournaments.

In the European Champions Cup, the Tigers have beaten Connacht, Bordeaux and Clermont.

Our betting prediction:
Leinster 1-15 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill)


Leicester have won all but one of their last four fixtures in the knockout stage of the Champions Cup.

That was after losing four such matches in a row.

In none of their last eight matches in the knockout stage of the Heineken Cup, have Leicester Tigers conceded more than 20 points.

In their last two matches against Irish opposition in the competition, Leicester Tigers have won their last two.

Two of Leicester’s last three matches against Irish teams have been settled by a single point.

A Leicester +5 handicap is at 10/11 for this one in rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill).


Leinster Preview – Can Irish visitors prevail?

Leinster are always a handful when it comes to the European Champions Cup.

The Irish province have won all but one of their matches in this season’s competition.

Their one defeat happened away at Montpellier in the pool stage back in December.

Leinster have lost their last two first team matches.

Those were against the Sharks and the Stormers in the United Rugby Championship.

In the match outright for European Champions Cup, the win for Leinster is at a quote of 4/9* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill).

There is plenty of history between themselves and Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup

Leinster have won six of the previous eleven meetings between the two clubs.

However, it’s been three defeats for Leinster in their last four visits to Welford Road.

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Leinster have a brilliant recent track record at this stage of the competition

They have won five of their last six matches at the quarter-final stage of the European Challenge Cup.

Their most recent was against Exeter last season which they won 43-22.

It’s a seven-match winning streak in England that Leinster are currently on in the Champions Cup.

Those were recorded by an average margin of 23 points.

We fully expect this to be a tight one all the way.


Leicester Tigers vs Leinster Betting Advice

What a superb fixture this is really, with powerhouses Leinster holding brilliant winning form in England.

Can they make it eight wins on the spin in the competition away to Premiership opposition?

This is such a hard game to call and the pick of the rugby betting tips is the Leicester +5 handicap at 10/11* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Leicester Tigers vs Leinster Betting Tip

  • Leicester Tigers have won all home fixtures in all competitions this season
  • Leicester Tigers have won 5 of their last 6 quarter final matches
  • Leinster have won their last seven Heineken Cup matches away at English opposition


The Tigers, who have been formidable at Welford Road this season, should stay in that kind of range.

Their defence will be pushed to breaking point, they have to expect that. But the Tigers have their own strengths.

Ultimately Leinster do shade favouritism and there’s a 7/2 quote on a Leinster 1-5 winning margin* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Leicester Tigers vs Leinster

Leicester Tigers to win: 15/8 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Leinster to win: 15/8 at Bet365