Leicester vs Montpellier Rugby Betting Tip Leicester To Win – 21st May 2021

Tigers can claim the Challenge Cup silverware at Twickenham

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England Leicester vs Montpellier France
21st May 2000hrs
Rugby – England – Challenge Cup Final
Pick Leicester To Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 23:19 GMT on 18th May, 2021

Opening up the big weekend of European finals is the Heineken Challenge Cup Final rugby betting.

Premiership side Leicester Tigers will be looking to deliver on their favourite-status in the match.

They line up against French unit Montpellier, who, unlike Leicester, have picked up this particular silverware before.

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Leicester Preview – Can the Tigers go all the way?

European glory beckons for Leicester Tigers on Friday night as they line up in the Heineken Challenge Cup Final.

They head to Twickenham for the showcase match after claiming a good home win over Harlequins in the Premiership last weekend.

That result left the Tigers with a W3 L3 record in their last six matches in all competitions.

For Heineken Challenge Cup Final Rugby betting, Leicester are a quote of 8/11 odds-on to claim the win* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May 2021).

Can they deliver on that favouritism?

In the semi-final of the competition, they had a home fixture against Ulster. That was no easy match.

But the Tigers rose to the occasion, putting in a brilliant performance to beat the Irish side 33-24.

It has been home action all the way for the Tigers in the playoffs.

They posted 48 points in a victory over Connacht in the Round of 16 before beating fellow Premiership side Newcastle Falcons comfortably in the quarters.

Leicester Tigers have scored at least 33 points in each of their last three fixtures in the competition.

Again, those were all tallies posted at Welford Road. Will they flourish in the bigger arena of Twickenham?

Our betting prediction:
Leicester 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May, 2021)


A Leicester Tigers -1 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May 2021).

That’s how tight this fixture is expected to be on Friday night.

Leicester and Montpellier have met twice before. Those were European pool stage fixtures back in 2013.

The two clubs traded away wins in the fixtures.

Leicester, who are two-time European Champions Cup winners, have never gotten their hands on the Challenge Cup.


Montpellier Preview – Will Montpelier spoil Leicester’s night?

French side Montpellier took a 19-10 win over Premiership opposition in the form of Bath in the semifinals of the Challenge Cup.

In the quarter-finals, they had taken advantage of a decent draw by beating Benetton.

The knockout phase of this season’s Challenge Cup starter for them with a home win over Glasgow Warriors.

In the match outright for Challenge Cup Final rugby betting, Montpellier are the narrow even money underdogs* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May 2021).

They have produced some fantastic form this year.

Starting on February 20th with a victory over Again in the Top 14, Montpellier put together an eight-match winning streak in all competitions.

It’s worth noting that in that run, they claimed league wins over Toulon and La Rochelle who will be contesting the European Champions Cup Final the following day.

On the weekend they lost a league game, snapping that winning streak.

That was against Stade Francais, perhaps a bit distracted by this big final coming up.

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Montpellier are third from the bottom in the Top 14, so this recent burst of form has been a huge turnaround by them.

Unlike Leicester Tigers, Montpellier have won the European Challenge Cup before.

They claimed the title in the 2016 edition with a victory over English opposition.

It was a 26-19 victory which they took over Harlequins.

Heineken Challenge Cup Final rugby betting, the Montpellier +1 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May 2021).

In three of their last five first-team fixtures, Montpellier have tallied at least 29 points in a fixture.

But they have also shipped at least 22 in three of those five.


Leicester vs Montpellier Betting Advice

This just has the look of being a tight fixture all the way and the clubs look evenly matched.

The slight concern for Leicester will be with them having suffered three losses in their last five games.

But they do appear to have gone up a level this season in the Challenge Cup.

The Leicester -1 handicap at 10/11 is our rugby betting tip* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May 2021).


Key Facts – Leicester vs Montpellier Betting Tip

  • Leicester won all three of their knockout stage fixtures at home
  • Leicester are W1 L1 with Montpellier from previous meetings
  • Montpellier have won 8 of their last 9 fixtures in all competitions


Montpellier are a threat, as they have come on strong over the last couple of months.

This is really a tough call but we don’t think that they have quite been as tested in the playoffs as Leicester Tigers have been.

We are rolling with the Tigers and Leicester 1-7 winning margin has a chance of featuring at 11/5 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 23:19 GMT on 18th May 2021)


The best betting odds for Leicester vs Montpellier

Leicester to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Montpellier to win: Even money at Bet365