Lyon vs Toulon Rugby Betting Tip – Toulon -6 handicap – 27th May 2022

Toulon can finally get their hands on the elusive Challenge Cup title in all-French Final

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France Lyon vs Toulon France
27th May 2022 – Kick Off 2000hrs
Rugby – France – European Challenge Cup Final
Pick Toulon -6 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: Even Money odds taken 18:56 GMT on May 26th, 2022

It is an all-French affair for the European Challenge Cup Final on Friday night in Marseille.

Toulon are the favourites to lift the silverware and have a fantastic record against Lyon in the competition.

Lyon are in their first European Final and have continued to defy the odds in making it the showcase match.

Heading into the final, they find themselves as underdogs too, but are they capable of causing an upset?

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Lyon Preview – Can Lyon finally topple Toulon?

There is some previous history between Lyon and Toulon in the European Challenge Cup.

They have met twice before in the tournament and Lyon came out on the losing end in both of those matches.

Lyon lost those by an average margin of 13 points.

In the match outright for European Challenge Cup Final rugby betting, the win for Lyon is at 7/4* (odds recorded 18:56 GMT on May 26th, 2022 at William Hill)

Ahead of this campaign, they had not been beyond the quarter finals of a European competition.

Lyon won their Pool stage and have won all seven matches played in this season’s competition.

In the semi-finals they posted a narrow 20-18 victory over Premiership side Wasps, having moved past Glasgow Warriors in the quarterfinals.

A league defeat last week at Bordeaux saw a run of five-match wins in a row by Lyon snapped (all competitions).

It has been a very strong Challenge Cup campaign.

Lyon averaged 30 points per match in this season’s Challenge Cup.

Our betting prediction:
Toulon to win 1-7 margin

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* (odds recorded 18:56 GMT on May 26th, 2022 at William Hill)


Only in one of their last five European Challenge Cup matches have Lyon conceded more than 18 points.

Lyon have lost both TOP 14 fixtures with Toulon this season, however.

The last one was at home in April, Lyon getting hammered by 33 points.

Lyon have lost three of their last four matches against Toulon and they conceded at least 36 points in two of those three defeats.

This has been a huge step forward for them in reaching their first European Final.

In matches away from home this season, Lyon have lost 10 of 13 in domestic action.


Toulon Preview – More silverware for Toulon?

This is the fourth appearance in the European Challenge Cup Final, a joint record.

Toulon though have yet to actually get their hands on the title.

But Toulon are former European Champions Cup winners and appear to be back on the up.

Toulon are on a rich tear of form at the moment, winning their last six in a row in all tournaments.

There was a massively rousing performance by Toulon by them in the semi-finals.

Toulon played host to Premiership side Saracens and came up with a 25-16 victory.

That was after a tight squeeze in getting past London Irish in the quarter final by a single point margin.

Since the turn of the new year, Toulon have won 15 of 19 matches played.

This has been a big revival for them, after having been involved in a TOP 14 relegation fight last year.

Toulon’s current run of form has seen them rise to a chance of reaching the TOP 14 playoffs.

Toulon are the 2/5 odds-on match favourite* (odds recorded 18:56 GMT on May 26th, 2022 at William Hill).

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Toulon have won all but one of their matches in this season’s competition.

The only defeat that they suffered was against fellow French side Birattiz in the Pool stage.

Defensively they were impressive against Saracens last weekend.

That has been the story of their campaign.

Toulon have conceded fewer 22 entries in the tournament than any other team (an average of 7 per game).

They have a squad that is littered with serial winners and that kind of extra experience over Lyon could see them pull through.


Lyon vs Toulon Betting Advice

This will be the seventh all-French Challenge Cup Final and Toulon look the more likely to get the win.

They have a big head of steam going at the moment and are bristling with confidence.

Toulon may finally be able to get that European Challenge Cup title.

The first rugby tip is the Toulon -6 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 18:56 GMT on May 26th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Lyon vs Toulon Betting Tip

  • Lyon have lost both previous matches against Toulon in the Challenge Cup
  • Lyon suffered a defeat against Toulon in both TOP 14 matches this season
  • Toulon have won 15 of 19 games played in 2022


Toulon have had the upper hand over Lyon this season in the TOP 14 and can lift the title.

Lyon are a rising force in the game, but this still looks like a difficult assignment for them in Marseille.

They have struggled on the road against domestic opposition this season.

The Toulon to win by a 1-7 margin is our second rugby tip at 11/4* (odds recorded 18:56 GMT on May 26th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Lyon vs Toulon

Lyon to win: 7/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Toulon to win: 2/5 at Bet365