Bath vs Clermont Heineken Cup rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th December 2019

Bath may be overpowered at the Rec

Brock James/Clermont ©imago images / Colorsport 05.11.2019

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Last season’s Challenge Cup winners Clermont will be looking to make the most of this opportunity at the Rec on Friday night. They were toppled by Ulster in round 2 which leaves them playing catch up in the pool to the Irish side. Bath just need to come up with something with only bonus points on the board so far. Read our Bath vs Clermont preview for more.

Bath vs Clermont odds*

Clermont 8/15
Draw 20/1
Batt 13/8

* (betting odds taken from bet365 on 4th December 2019 at 5:560 pm)

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Bath News & Form

Bath are winless after two rounds of action in Pool 3 of the Heineken Cup. But at least with those losing bonuses, they have been able to keep things pretty tight in their fixtures against Ulster and Harlequins It is -7 points different that Bath are on after those matches. They only have the one try up on the board though.

Clermont Winning Margin 15+
10/3

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It’s going to be a tough match up for them at the Rec here with the scoring power of the Top 14 side coming to town. However, Bath’s last six games against French sides in the Heineken Cup have only been settled by a margin of no more than five points. But Bath’s record in that run of six games is W1 D1 L4.

Bath vs Clermont Head to Head

Clermont are W2 L1 in three previous matches against BAth
This is the first meeting since the French side won the 2007 Challenge Cup Final

Clermont News & Form

Clermont have stacked up eight tries already in their two games. They were beaten by Ulster last time out, however. But they are favourites to stick the win on the board on Friday night. Given that they have won all but one of their last eight games against English Premiership opposition in the pool stage of the tournament, then there is certainly form there to back the Top 14 side with. Each of the seven wins in that sequence were by an average margin of 24 points. The French outfit are the top scorers after two rounds of action in this season’s pool stage with 66.

Bath vs Clermont Betting Tip

Clermont -5 Handicap at 10/11
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on 6th December 2019 at 5:00 pm)

Bath vs Clermont Prediction

Bath just don’t appear to have the scoring power to match up to the threat of the Top 14 visitors. But Bath have been pretty decent in defence so far, giving up just two tries in two games. With home soil advantage they may be able to keep things tight once again.


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