Wasps vs Clermont Rugby Betting Tip Clermont -5 handicap – 3rd April 2021

Clermont can end Wasps' Heineken Cup campaign at the Ricoh

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England Wasps vs ClermontFrance
3rd April 1230hrs
Rugby – England – Heineken Cup
Pick Clermont -5 handicap
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: Even money odds taken 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021

Premiership side Wasps have a tough fixture in the round of sixteen of the European Champions Cup to deal with on Saturday.

They will be starting as underdogs at home against Clermont in this fixture.

Will they be able to keep their European form ticking over against a team that have shown some major attacking prowess so far?

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Wasps Preview – Can Wasps handle the pressure at the Ricoh?

There was a win for Wasps in both of their Pool stage fixtures in this season’s European Champions Cup.

They beat Dragons and then French opposition in the form of Montpellier.

That left Wasps to qualify as the second-ranked team from their Pool.

This year’s Pool stage underwent a drastic change, with teams only playing two matches.

Wasps did win both of their matches with a bonus point.

They were one of five teams to claim maximum 10 match points from their two fixtures.

But for Heineken Cup rugby betting for Friday night’s fixture, Wasps are the 17/10 underdogs* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021).

There hasn’t been a lot of form from Wasps outside of their burst of European form.

In their last five Premiership fixtures, Wasps have lost four times.

The one win in that run of games was a narrow two-point success against Newcastle Falcons who are also out of form.

So the home team is likely going to be under some big pressure in this one.

This will be just the third time that Wasps and Clermont have met in the Heineken Champions Cup.

The two clubs traded home wins in the Pool stage of the 2007/08 season.

Our betting prediction:
Clermont 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021)


The big positive reading for Wasps ahead of rugby betting in this one is their home form against French visitors.

Wasps are W12 D1 L1 in their last fourteen on home turf against French teams.

That’s a huge stat that goes in their favour.

The Wasps +5 handicap is at 10/11 odds-on for the game* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021).

It doesn’t look to be an unreasonable entry for rugby betting on the fixture.

While the English side are not carrying much domestic form, this is when all of that could be shaken off.

Wasps won all fifteen scrums on their own feed during the Pool stage.


Clermont Preview – With the visitors win the day at the Ricoh?

Clermont are a top-three side in the TOP 14 table at the moment and are still in with a shot at the title there.

They are going to pose a huge threat to the hosts in this fixture as they were rampant in the Pool stage.

To kick off this campaign they faced Bristol Bears, who are currently top of the Premiership, and put 51 points on the board.

Then in defeat against Munster Clermont scored another 31.

So they have been free-scoring and that is the threat which they are bringing to the table.

It’s been a joint tournament-high 11 tries that they have scored this season.

In their last five league games, they have won four, so there is very good current form there from the.m

The win for Clermont in rugby betting is at 1/2* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021).

The last time that they lost back to back fixtures in the competition was in January 2016.

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Clermont do though have the lowest tackle success rate and the highest amount of missed tackles in this season’s competition.

So that could be something for Wasp to have a look at.

But they just bring some really strong form to the table and that we can see the Wasps defence being in for a long afternoon.

The Clermont -5 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021).

In last season’s Heineken Cup, Clermont lost in the quarter-finals against eventual runners-up Racing 92.


Wasps vs Clermont Betting Advice

We are going to have to swing with Clermont coming away with the victory.

For rugby betting, we think that they can get the job done with a -5 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021).

That’s not totally unrealistic because they have already shown their scoring power in this season’s competition.


Key Facts – Wasps vs Clermont Betting Tip

  • Wasps and Clermont have traded home wins from their two previous meetings
  • Wasps are W12 L2 in their last 14 home games against French opposition
  • Clermont are the top-scoring team in this season’s Heineken Cup


In their last four league games in the Top 14 Clermont have posted scores of 73, 52 and 34 in matches.

That looks a bit too much for Wasps to handle.

The Premiership side haven’t scored more than 20 points in any of their last five fixtures.

Clermont 1-10 winning margin at 21/10* (odds recorded 21:03 GMT on April 1st, 2021).


The best betting odds for Wasps vs Clermont

Wasps to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Clermont to win: 1/2 at Bet365