Leinster v Toulouse Rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st April 2019

Leinster to best Toulouse again with home advantage key

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Champions Cup Rugby Preview – 3.00 pm kick off

It is down to the final four in the Rugby Champions Cup and third seed Leinster will be heading into battle against Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium. Both of these had tight success against teams from the same country as themselves in the last round. The tension is only going to get even bigger here as these two meet again after having already clashed in the group stage.

Leinster v Toulouse odds*

Leinster 4/11
Toulouse 9/4
Draw 25/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on April 15th, 2019 at 8:18 pm)

Leinster v Toulouse Preview

Reigning champions Leinster were Pool 1 winners ahead of Toulouse in this season’s Champions Cup. They both posted a W5 L1 records from their six games, but it was Leinster’s ability to pick up a bonus point in all but one of their fixtures which made the difference. The French outfit, in contrast, earned just one.

The two of them traded home wins in the Pool stage of the competition, Toulouse getting away with a narrow 28-27 home success, and then Leinster ran out 29-13 winners back on home soil over them. There was notable difference in the scoring output of the two though, with Leinster positing a 116 points difference in the Pool with Toulouse down at just 13.

Leinster touched down for 27 tries in the Pool stage, with Tousle getting 16 on the board. In the quarterfinals, Leinster were up against Ulster on home soil. The visitors really pushed Leinster all the way at the Aviva Stadium, the boot of Ross Byrne proving crucial in Leinster picking up a tense 21-18 home victory.

Toulouse were away from home against Racing 92 and underdogs in the game for that one as well. They actually came out pretty strongly, putting all but one of their scores on the board in the first half of the match. So it was a bit of a job in hanging on from them, but they stuck in there to overcome and pull off a 22-21 success against last year’s runners-up.

Head to head

In the last five Champions Cup meetings between the two of them, it has all boiled down to home advantage (Leinster W3 L2). Each of the last five meetings have ended up in a home win with over twenty points scored by the victors. Of the two in their current form though it is Toulouse with the upper hand, having won four of their last five played (L1). Leinster are only W2 D2 L1 in their last five.

Leinster v Toulouse Prediction

This may not be a totally one-sided affair at all, but as Leinster have already made the most of home advantage this season against Toulouse, and with the head to head pointing to a home win, we have to stick there. The French side can’t match the scoring power of the Irish and a Leinster -6 handicap at 5/6 odds isn’t unreasonable* (betting odds taken from bet365 on April 15th, 2019 at 8:18 pm)

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