Racing 92 vs Northampton Saints Rugby Betting Tip – Racing 92 -27 Handicap – 23rd January 2022

Northampton to struggle in France in a must-win match

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France Racing 92 vs Northampton Saints England
23rd January 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – European Champions Cup
Pick Racing 92 -27 handicap
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Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022

The Northampton Saint need to produce a stunning performance on the weekend.

A bonus-point win is the only result that would see the Premiership side move through to the next round.

But that’s not going to be easy as they head to France to face Racing 92, a team they’ve never beaten before in the competition.

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Racing 92 Preview – Top14 side should get the win

Racing 92 have a tremendous home record going in the Heineken Cup Rugby.

They have won their last 11 home Pool stage matches in the competition.

Not too surprisingly then, it’s Racing 92 who are the favourites at 1/150 in the match outright* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

Racing 92 are top of Pool A and are closing in on a finish as the section winners.

In this year’s Heineken Cup Pool stage, Racing opened with a convincing 45-14 road win at Northampton.

They were then awarded a win against Ospreys, before soundly beating the Welsh side 25-10 last weekend.

So they are in good shape at the moment and look to have a great chance of extending this winning home form.

Our betting prediction:
Racing 92 -27 Handicap

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


Racing 92 have met Northampton Saints five times before in the competition.

It’s a W4 D1 record that the Top14 side have against the Saints from that.

A Racing 92 -27 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 for Sunday’s fixture* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

The French side have scored four counter-attack tries in this season’s tournament, a joint competition high.


Northampton Saints Preview – Can Saints defy the odds?

Northampton Saints have no easy passage through to the next round at this point.

Last weekend they suffered a narrow loss to Ulster, pretty much putting them out of contention.

That was a 20-24 home defeat for Saints against the Irish province.

Northampton did have their chances in the match but just couldn’t convert.

It leaves them with just one victory in their last six matches in all competition (W1).

In the match outright the Saints are 35/1 underdogs* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

Playing away at Racing 92 is one of the toughest fixtures for opposing teams to go through.

In none of the five previous meetings with Racing 92 have Northampton managed to get above 15 points in the match.

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Northampton Saints have conceded the most tries from counterattacks in this seasons’ Heineken Cup (6).

They have put in some enormous defensive shifts and their tackle rate is high.

In having to face Racing 92 and Ulster in their Pool stage matches, the Saints were always going to be up against it.

The Saints, who are 2 points from their three Pool stage games, still have a place in the Challenge Cup to drop into if things pan out.

They just need to match whatever bottom side Ospreys manage away Sale on Sunday to achieve that consolation.


Racing 92 vs Northampton Saints Betting Advice

Northampton do not appear to be at the competitive level needed to go and raid the Paris La Defense Arena at all.

They did stay competitive at home against Ulster last weekend, but they lacked the conviction and edge to take their chances.

This is a much tougher game on the road and the Racing 92 -27 handicap is in play at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Racing 92 vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip

  • Racing 92 have won their last 11 Pool stage home fixtures
  • Racing 92 are W4 D1 against Northampton Saints
  • Northampton Saints have lost five of their last six matches in all competitions


Racing 92 are a powerful, quick and free-scoring team and can put the Saints to the sword in this one.

The head to head points firmly in their favour with a W4 D1 record against Northampton.

The Saints are really going to be up against it.


The best betting odds for Racing 92 vs Northampton Saints

Racing 92 to win: 1/150 at Bet365
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
Northampton Saints to win: 18/1 at Bet365