Back to the bread and butter of the Top 14 or another way to look at it is back to the serious business. For a lot of these sides the 4 rounds in 5 weekends of European Rugby have been a distraction. Survival in the Top 14 means a lot more to those sides.
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Here are my Top 14 Round 10 Predictions:
I don’t think that I have ever gone for so many away wins in a round of the Top 14. Lyon are top of the table because they are picking up away wins and Montpellier travel to a really under performing Racing 92. Add to that Toulouse getting their act together and Pau visiting bottom of the table Stade. That’s 4 away wins!!! Whilst that feels too many I can justify all of them. Even if I think the Racing v Montpellier might be a draw….
That means only 3 home wins on the list. Bayonne and Bordeaux are visited by sides that don’t have any away wins this season. The last game I found really hard to call as both Toulon and Clermont are improving sides. I have gone with the home win and if I hadn’t already picked 4 away wins then I might have gone away. It’s really that close in my mind.
|Castres v Lyon||Lyon by 3|
|Racing 92 v Montpellier||Montpellier by 3|
|Bayonne v Brive||Bayonne by 7|
|Agen v Toulouse||Toulouse by 3|
|Stade Francais v Pau||Pau by 3|
|Bordeaux Begles v La Rochelle||Bordeaux Begles by 7|
|Toulon v Clermont Auvergne||Toulon by 3|
I’m 46 from 70 or 66% so far this season.
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