European Champions Cup Final: Betting Tips & Predictions

Dave Kuzio:
Champions Cup

The Champions Cup Final sees two French teams face off against each other with first-time finalists La Rochelle taking on four-time winners Toulouse. Get's best bets from the action this weekend.

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European Champions Cup Predictions & Tips: La Rochelle v Toulouse (Saturday 16:45 BST)

The European Champions Cup Final takes place at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday with two French teams – La Rochelle and Toulouse – battling it out for ultimate glory. This will be the first Champions Cup Final that La Rochelle will have contested, while Toulouse are appearing in their sixth. Toulouse last won this competition back in 2010 when they ran out 21-19 winners against Biarritz at the Stade de France. La Rochelle booked their place in the final thanks to a 32-23 success over Leinster, while Toulouse got the better of Bordeaux Begles 21-9. This will be the first time these clubs have met in European competition, however, Toulouse have won six of their last seven clashes against La Rochelle in the TOP 14. Toulouse have won the Champions Cup on four occasions and will be aiming to lift the trophy for a record fifth time; three of their previous four final victories came against fellow TOP 14 opposition – Perpignan in 2002/03, Stade Français in 2004/05 and Biarritz in 2009/10. Appearing in your first European final is something to be proud of, but I cannot look past Toulouse in this one. They know what it is like to prepare for games like this one, and I feel they will just be too strong for La Rochelle and the occasion will get the better of them.