Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Rugby Betting Tip Racing 92 -3 handicap – 15th May 2022

Racing 92 can win all-French European Champions Cup semi final duel

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France Racing 92 vs La Rochelle France
15th May 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – France – European Champions Cup
Pick Racing 92 -3 handicap
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Odds: Even Money odds taken 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022

The second semi-final of the European Champions Cup rugby is on Sunday as the road to Marseille 2022 continues.

It is an all-French tie with Racing 92 playing host to La Rochelle, guaranteeing at least one TOP 14 team in the final.

This is the first European meeting between the two sides and it should be a good one.

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Racing 92 Preview – Home advantage to count?

It’s the home advantage to Racing 92 for this European Champions Cup rugby semi-final.

The winner of this will face either Leinster or holders Toulouse in the Final.

In the match outright, Racing 92 are narrow favourites at 4/5* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Betfair).

In the last round Racing 92 were at home against Premiership side Sale Sharks.

Racing 92 comfortably won that duel 41-22, never giving the visitors a look in.

It has been a perfect season for Racing 92 on home turf in the European Champions Cup campaign.

Their overall current form is red hot at the moment too.

Racing 92’s win over Sale Sharks last weekend was their sixth straight victory in all competitions.

That run includes three victories in this competition having easily won both legs of their Round of 16 duel against Stade Francais.

As always, Racing 92 look like a massive scoring threat.

Our betting prediction:
Racing 92 1-5 winning margin

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


Racing 92 have never lost in the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup before.

They have been to this stage three times before.

In the tournament, they are on a current five-match winning streak.

They have won all but one of their nine fixtures in the competition.

The one loss in that big science was against a French team, a narrow defeat against Bordeaux in last season’s quarter-finals.

Racing 92 hold a W8 L5 record from their previous 13 matches against fellow TOP 14 opponents in the European Cup.


La Rochelle Preview – Can the visitors upset the odds?

La Rochelle have put together some fantastic recent form, winning six of their last seven in all competitions.

Last weekend they had home advantage, which they used to the fullest to get past Montpellier in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.

In the Round of 16, they won both legs of their tie against Bordeaux.

La Rochelle have scored exactly 31 points in each of their last three European matches.

In the match outright, they are narrow 11/10 underdogs in rugby betting* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Betfair).

Last season they reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time.

They went through to reach the final, where they lost against Toulouse.

In the tournament, they have faced French opposition four times before.

La Rochelle holds a positive W3 L1 record from that.

All four of those matches, incidentally, were in the knockout stages.

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La Rochelle won a TOP 14 meeting with Racing 92 at the end of March, scoring a 19-0 clean sheet success.

Things are evenly split between two in the last six meetings with three wins each.

However, things take on a different complex when looking at La Rochelle from away at Racing 92.

La Rochelle have lost five of their last six visits to Racing 92 (W1).

This has been a huge effort for them to get back to the semi-finals and they have won 10 of their last 11 matches in the competition.


Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Betting Advice

La Rochelle have really been on the up as a force in the European Champions Cup the last two seasons.

It is a six-match winning streak in the competition that they are currently on, but we think this is where the season ends for them.

Racing 92 for the match win in rugby betting is the selection at 4/5* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Betfair)


Key Facts – Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Betting Tip

  • Racing 92 are W8 L5 in 13 previous matches against fellow French sides in the competition
  • Racing 92 have won all three previous visits to the semi finals
  • La Rochelle have lost five of their last six trips to Racing 92


There is so much to enjoy about Racing 92 and at home, they are probably just going to have too much scoring threat.

They have scored more counter-attacking tries in this season’s European Champions Cup than any other team.

We don’t see any wide margins happening but a Racing 92 -3 handicap at even money looks well-positioned* (odds recorded 20:05 GMT on May 12th, 2022 at Betfair)


The best betting odds for Racing 92 vs La Rochelle

Racing 92 to win: 4/5 at Bet365
Draw: 18/1 at Bet365
La Rochelle to win: 11/10 at Bet365