Heineken Cup Round 2 Bet Preview


2022 Heineken Cup – Round 2 Bet Preview:

Following an enthralling opening round of action in the Heineken Cup, all 24 sides will be raring to go again heading into round 2. For the likes of Leinster, Exeter and defending champions La Rochelle, momentum will be key as they look to make it two wins from two.
Meanwhile, the likes of Harlequins, Munster and Racing 92 will be doing all they can to avenge opening day defeats and get back on track here.

With plenty of rugby to be played, here is a rundown of some of the Heineken Cup Round 2 Fixtures:

Match Winner Odds:

Leinster vs Gloucester

Leinster – 1/20

Gloucester – 11/1

Match Preview

Leinster will be looking to make it two wins from two, as they take on Gloucester. With both sides bagging opening day wins, confidence is set to be high in both camps in Pool A. When it comes to Heineken Cup rugby, few sides enjoy as rich a history as Leinster, who are sure to be there or thereabouts when it comes to the end of the season. Meanwhile, Gloucester will be looking to build on their opening day win over Bordeaux – knowing full well that this will be a tougher test.

Match Betting Tips

Leinster to win the match – 1/20

Leinster are a quality outfit, especially at home and Gloucester will have their work cut out here.

Match Winner Odds:

Lyon OU vs Saracens

Lyon OU – 35/20

Saracens – 9/20

Match Preview

Another Anglo-French tie on the horizon pits Lyon against Saracens. For Lyon, this will be a chance to bounce back quickly after just being edged out by Blue Bulls last weekend. They are a side packed with decent players though and they should be bang up for this one, especially at home. Saracens by contrast won their opener over Edinburgh by the barest of margins and they will want to take as much momentum as possible from that. This will be another close one, but Saracens should get the job done on the road.

Match Betting Tips

Saracens to win the match – 9/20

Saracens will be bang up for this one and they should come out on top here against a tricky Lyon side.

Match Winner Odds:

Northampton vs Munster

Northampton – 13/10

Munster – 6/10

Match Preview

Two teams on the receiving end of defeats in their opening game will be looking to put points on the board, as Northampton take on Munster. La Rochelle had way too much for Northampton last time out, but it is not games such as that they will be judged on this term. Meanwhile, Munster lost out on a tight one to Toulouse last weekend, but they are one side to keep an eye on in the eyes of many to go all the way this year. This will be another tight one, with Munster most likely to hold their nerve on the road.

Match Betting Tips

Munster to win the match – 6/10

This will be a real humdinger but Munster should manage to just about get over the line in this one.

Match Winner Odds:

Exeter vs Blue Bulls

Exeter – 1/14

Blue Bulls – 6/1

Match Preview

One of the most exciting ties of the second round is the Exeter Chiefs vs the Blue Bulls of South Africa. Exeter are still regarded as newcomers in Heineken Cup rugby, but they have a side packed full of talent and they could seriously do some damage this season in the competition. The Blue Bulls meanwhile will revel in their role as party poopers, representing South Africa in Europe’s biggest rugby tournament. Whilst the odds suggest otherwise, this could be an exciting fixture here down on the South Coast.

Match Betting Tips

Exeter to win the match – 1/14

Blue Bulls will be bang up for this one and should make life difficult for Exeter, but the Chiefs should prevail at home.


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