European Challenge Cup Preview: Betting Tips & Predictions

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European Challenge Cup Betting Tips & Predictions: London Irish v Pau (Sunday 15:00 BST)

London Irish got off to a dream winning start in the opening weekend of the Challenge Cup as the outscored Agen five tries to one.

They will be looking to make it back-to-back wins this Sunday when they host French side Pau at the Brentford Community Stadium.

The Exiles, who finished runners-up back in 2006, had Albert Tuisue to thank as he crossed for a brace of tries in the first half, while Steve Mafi, Ollie Hassell-Collins and Phil Cokanasiga also crossed as they ran out 34-8 winners at the Stade Armandie.

Pau also got off to a winning start as they were narrow 24-20 home winners against Gallagher Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors.

A last-minute try from Antoine Erbani sealed a thrilling 24-20 win at the Stade du Hameau when it looked the Warriors had done enough through a penalty try, one from Gareth Simpson and eight points from the boot of Jamie Shillcock.

These two have locked horns on five separate occasions with London Irish holding a 4-1 lead, they last met in 2006 when the Exiles ran riot with a 75-12 success.

I honestly cannot see London Irish scoring over 70 points again, but I am backing them to come through this test very convincingly.