by Ryan D Jaeger
Saracens would want to use this game to stamp their
authority as a European powerhouse and claiming one of the two big Parisian
scalps will go some way towards supporting that cause.
In a somewhat odd but innovative move have decided to move a home fixture to
Brussels of all places. Time will tell whether that was a wise move. Whatever
happens, the Sarries supported will be able to enjoy some great Belgian mussels
and frites and wash it down with that famous beer.
Both teams got their campaigns off to a winning start least weekend with
Saracens demolishing Edinburgh by 45-0 and Racing accounting for Munster in
William Hill Sportsbook has installed Saracens as a firm 2/7 favourite with
Racing at 5/2 and the The Draw at 20/1. The Handicap is set at 7 points in favor
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Why Bet on Saracens?
Chris Wyles turns out for his 100th cap for Saracens. Owen Farrel starts at
12 and Neil de Kock is starts at 9.
Saracens can adapt between a 10 man game plan or play a more expansive style.
This ability to mix it up makes them the more complete team and a loss will be
considered an upset.
Why Bet on Racing Metro?
Racing have recalled Argentinean Juan Martin Hernandez after his return from
national duties. He completes a potent back three with Benjamin Fall and Juan
Racing plays a simple and abrasive game plan backed up by a solid kicking
game. They will look to take on the Saracens pack and will slow the game right
down. Saracens should adapt relatively easily but it can easily go wrong if they
do not adapt early. Racing's has numerous goal kicking options and they like to
amass points using penalties and drop goals. The Paris team should have its
share of support in Brussels.
Our Tip: Back Sarries to cover the spread (7 points).
Saracens vs Racing Metro Odds
In the alternate handicap market (no draw), Sarries are a 6.5 point favourite at
Sarries are 9/2 to win by 6 to 10 points.
First Try Scorer
Chris Ashton is 7/1 to score the first try of the match.
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