Saturday’s handicaps in the Heineken and Amlin Cups looked difficult but I expect more chances next week, however there is one tomorrow that takes my fancy.
Leicester v Montpellier
Leicester have been devastated by injuries with a near full side on the sidelines. They have muddled through the last few weeks with a couple of wins but London Irish are poor and Gloucester gifted them the game with a string of penalties with indiscipline, Montpellier will prove a tougher test. You have to win your home games in Europe and I do think Leicester will do this but I can’t be having the 10pts handicap Montpellier have. They have some classy players in Trinh-Duc,Floch and Rene Ranger in the backs and they should be able to exploit some of the Leicester weaknesses. The pack looks strong and will be no pushover for Leicester who have based their last 2 wins on this. If Montpellier do turn up here then I think this is going to be just a small win for Leicester.
Best Bet Leicester by 1-12 @29/20
The rest of the matches don’t appear tohave many opportnities however Newcastle must be able to clear 30pts at home agaisnt the Italians from Calvisano.