Montpellier vs Exeter Chiefs Rugby Betting Tip – Exeter -7 handicap – 23rd January 2022

Exeter can make it four in a row against Montpellier in the European Champions Cup

Joe Simmonds / Exeter Chiefs ©IMAGO / Inpho Photography 01/15/2022

France Montpellier vs Exeter Chiefs England
23rd January 2022 – Kick Off 1730hrs
Rugby – England – European Champions Cup
Pick Draw
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022

There is a heavyweight clash on Sunday from the final round of Heineken Cup Pool stage action.

Exeter will be looking to land a four-timer against French side Montpellier as they head across the Channel.

Montpellier need to come up with a result to battle their way into the qualification places for the next round.

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Montpellier Preview – Can Montepllier topple the Chiefs?

Montpellier are ninth in Pool A heading into the final round of pool stage action in this season’s European Champions Cup.

They are level on points with Glasgow Warriors, just keeping them out of the qualification places.

But it means that the Top14 side have something to play for on Sunday.

Montpellier are the 7/4 underdogs for Sunday’s showdown* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

There are a couple of things in their favour, starting with the home advantage.

The other is that the visiting Exeter don’t need to win this match, so may not be going at this full tilt.

When Montpellier went to Sandy Park earlier in the campaign, they lost 46-6.

That leaves them having lost all three previous clashes with Exeter in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 11-15 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill)


As if that hammering at Exeter in the first round of pool stage action wasn’t bad enough, it got worse for Montpellier last weekend.

They faced Leinster Rugby and were smashed 89-7 in a humiliating loss.

That’s the record defeat for any Top14 side in the history of the Heineken Cup.

They are still in touch of a place in the next round courtesy of being awarded a home win for their scheduled fixture against Leinster.

Montpellier are W6 L2 in their last eight matches played in all competitions. Both losses happened in European action.


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Will the chiefs go hard?

Exeter Chiefs don’t have to go and win in France on the weekend to get through to the knockouts.

They have a five-point cushion of safety in the qualification spots.

That’s going to be enough to get them through at the end of the day.

Exeter Chiefs are 1/2 odds-on favourites in the match outright for rugby betting in this fixture* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

It’s an interesting proposition, simply because they could go and take it easy.

But Exeter have named a strong side and should be able to exploit the obvious defensive weaknesses that Montpellier have.

Exeter have won all three previous clashes with the Top14 side.

In the last two wins that Exeter have earned against Montpellier, the Chiefs won by more than 30 points.

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Exeter Chiefs have won three of their last six away games in the Heineken Cup.

That was after winning just four of their first 17.

Interestingly as well, three of their last five road wins in the European Champions Cup have come in France.

Exeter are W5 L2 in their last seven completed matches in all tournaments.

In this European campaign, they won both their home fixtures but lost away at Glasgow Warriors.

They are likely going to have too much for the French side.


Montpellier vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

Exeter have named a strong side so that means that they are going to take this challenge seriously.

It is, to be fair, not the toughest of challenges for them. Even though they lost away at Glasgow, in a foggy, mistake-ridden game, they can win a more open duel in France.

An Exeter -11 handicap is at 2/1* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

One to watch in the anytime try scorer market is Sam Simmonds who has scored a try in each match in the pool stage.


Key Facts – Montpellier vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • Montpellier have conceded a total of 131 points in their two completed matches
  • Montpellier have lost all three previous matches against Exeter Chiefs
  • Exeter Chiefs have won three of their last six away matches in the competition


Montpellier have been torn to shreds twice already in this seasons’ competition and look short of quality.

At least on the European front. So it’s the road win that we are going to push for.

Exeter can take their chances against Montpellier and an Exeter 11-15 winning margin at 4/1 piques some interest* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Montpellier vs Exeter Chiefs

Montpellier to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 10/11 at Bet365