Lyon vs Wasps Rugby Betting Tip – Wasps -5 handicap – 14th May 2022

Wasps capable of causing an upset in Challenge Cup semi final in France

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France Lyon vs Wasps England
14th May 2022 – Kick Off 1230hrs
Rugby – England – European Challenge Cup
Pick Wasps +5 handicap at 17/10
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022

Premiership side Wasps look to be up against it on the weekend as they face Lyon in the semi-finals of the European Challenge Cup.

2003 winners Wasps fell from the group stage of this season’s Champions Cup but have worked their way to the final four in this tournament.

Will they be able to stop the Lyon side who are in the first European semi-final fixture?

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Lyon Preview – Can French side continue 100% form?

Lyon will step out into the first European semi-final of their club history having broken new ground this season.

They have done it in style as well.

The TOP 14 club are the only team in the competition to have won all six matches played.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Lyon are 1/2 for the win* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Bet365)

Lyon moved past a battling Glasgow Warriors challenge at home in the last round

That was a 35-27 win that Lyon took to maintain their 100% record.

It was the fourth win in a row by the TOP 14 side in all competitions as well, having lost three in a row before that.

There is little wrong with their home form, however.

Lyon have won 12 of their last 13 home matches in all tournaments.

That includes victories over a couple of English Premiership teams too.

Our betting prediction:
Wasps 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Bet365)


Lyon have beaten Gloucester and Worcester Warriors on their way to the final four of the Challenge Cup.

In total, they have played six previous home matches against Premiership sides in the Challenge Cup.

It is a 100% record overall from such matches that Lyon hold.

They look geared up for this campaign without question.

Lyon will need to be at their best however against a Wasps side who are in cracking form.


Wasps Preview – Wasps to use experience

English Premiership side Wasps are no strangers to the semi-finals of European rugby competitions.

This will be their seventh European semi-final, having reached the final four of the Challenge Cup three times (W1 L2).

In the match outright for rugby betting, Wasps are 17/10 to win* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Bet365)

Wasps are taking form with them to the Stade de Gerland on Saturday.

In the last round of the competition, they faced Edinburgh Rugby.

Wasps took a 34-30 victory north of the border in that one.

That extended Wasps’ current unbeaten form to W7 D1 in their last eight matches.

While the Champions Cup didn’t pan out for them this season, dropping from the pool stage, they are making the most of this opportunity.

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Wasps are undefeated in their last five matches in all tournaments as well.

On their Challenge Cup rugby travels, they claimed a big win at Biarritz before beating Edinburgh.

Wasps have scored at least 34 points in four of their last five away matches.

The Wasps +5 Handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Bet365)

Wasps have won five of their last seven fixtures against TOP 14 teams (L2).

They look as if they can edge it.


Lyon vs Wasps Betting Advice

Wasps have claimed a couple of victories this season against French teams, the biggest of those a Champions Cup victory over reigning champions Toulouse.

With strong momentum behind them and road form to boost, Wasps are the selection.

The match outright win for Wasps in rugby betting is 17/10* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Bet365)


Key Facts – Lyon vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Lyon have won all six Challenge Cup matches played this season
  • Lyon have a 100% home record against English teams (P6 W6)
  • Wasps are W5 L2 in their last seven against TOP 14 teams


Lyon have done a tremendous job to reach their first-ever semi-final in European action.

But this is the biggest challenge yet that they have faced because Wasps probably won’t be afraid to take the match to them.

Set piece control should get Wasps across the line and the +5 handicap at 10/11 for Wasps is the second rugby tip* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Bet365).


The best betting odds for Lyon vs Wasps

Lyon to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 17/10 at Bet365