Heineken Cup 2011/12 Predictions: Round 5

The final scramble for quarter-final places in the Heineken Cup takes place over the next two weekends, and here are my Round 5 predictions.

I’ve gone for three home wins in the Friday night matches, with Ulster v Leicester particularly tricky to predict. Home advantage will hopefully be enough to see Ulster home at a packed Ravenhill, but the Tigers will always be dangerous.

The Scarlets should prevail over the Saints who are now just making up the numbers, and I fancy Montpellier to beat Bath at home.

London Irish let me down badly in Round 4 when I finally got behind them, so I’m not making that mistake again, particularly now they are pretty much out of contention.

None of the others are too controversial. I think Leinster will continue their winning ways, despite a tough trip to Glasgow, and I expect Quins and Sarries to win their home ties.

Here are my Heineken Cup predictions for Round 5 – let me know what you think.

Ospreys v Benetton Treviso: Ospreys by 13
Ulster v Leicester Tigers: Ulster by 5
Racing Metro 92 v Edinburgh: Racing Metro 92 by 5
Scarlets v Northampton Saints: Scarlets by 13
Montpellier v Bath: Montpellier by 5
Aironi Rugby v ASM Clermont Auvergne: ASM Clermont Auvergne by 23
London Irish v Cardiff Blues: Cardiff Blues by 10
Munster v Castres Olympique: Munster by 28
Toulouse v Connacht Rugby: Toulouse by 23
Harlequins v Gloucester Rugby: Harlequins by 6
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster: Leinster by 8
Saracens v Biarritz: Saracens by 10

3 thoughts on “Heineken Cup 2011/12 Predictions: Round 5

  1. Most of them look about right. Bookies are way off on a couple – can get Scarlets at 10/11 and Cardiff the same…
    Can’t see Munster putting 28 on Castres – that’s not really the way they do things, but should get the win easily enough.

    Scarlets v Northampton Saints: Scarlets by 8
    Montpellier v Bath: Montpellier by 5
    Aironi Rugby v ASM Clermont Auvergne: ASM Clermont Auvergne by 25
    London Irish v Cardiff Blues: Cardiff Blues by 6
    Munster v Castres Olympique: Munster by 14
    Toulouse v Connacht Rugby: Toulouse by 34
    Harlequins v Gloucester Rugby: Harlequins by 11
    Glasgow Warriors v Leinster: Leinster by 13
    Saracens v Biarritz: Saracens by 14

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