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Biarritz v Bayonne; Top 14 Sunday 2nd March


Not a match I would normally be looking at but I am interested in the tied matches we get at Rugby Union. The position of both of these make them candidates despite neither of them managing it yet this year. Biarritz are bottom and almost relegated while Bayonne are 4 pts above Oyonnax in 3rd bottom. The 2 are the lowest scorers in the league but neither are conceding ridiculous amounts of points.

Just a little look at how Biarritz have done against the bottom 6 at Home

15-22 v Bordeaux

9-6 Metro

12-16 Perpignan

21-27 Grenoble

They are yet to play Oyonnax or Brive at home. Of note though is Biarritz’s points in their last 6 home games 6, 6, 9, 12, 15, 21, all bar the 15 scored at Bordeaux are penalties.

Bayonne away are not much better, they get hammered by the top clubs but do keep it close against the bottom 6

Metro 18-8

Perpignan 20-8

Oyonnax 9-6

Brive 17-10

They took a spanking at Bordeaux and still have Grenoble to play. Their totals away this year have been 8, 8, 6, 16, 9, 6, 12, 10, 0, 3 scoring just 4 tries.

The last 2 head to heads between the two in Biarritz give you

15-16 2013

21-19 2012

Ties are traditionally hard to come by in Rugby Union hence the odds of 20-1 in most tight matches but some are more likely than others and this seems like a good chance.

There are a couple of ways of approaching this with Betfair back to lay as if it is close and just penalties the price will shorten. However I prefer the dutching of results and the lowest odds to have a tie at HT or FT with other outcomes is 20-1 with the others at 25-1, 50-1, 50-1 and 100-1. The tie at HT is 9-1.

Good Luck

About Author

Hi I am 42 and have been sports betting seriously for the last 4-5 years. My main areas are Rugby Union where I have played a decent level in both England and Wales and also Cricket where I did the same. I like my horses too but really limit myself to the sprints up to a mile in the summer and then the longer distances over fences in the winter with some AW action as well in the colder months.


  1. like trading draws myself, have be careful as game needs be on tv to get fair prices, had this as 1-12 away win landed this time tricky league france for road wins

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