Montpellier are in fifth place on 25 points and Pau down in twelfth are only 3 points back on 22. The Top14 table is often close but this is crazy with nearly half the season gone. Eight teams are split by less that a win!
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It’s a massive cliche but any team can beat any team, especially if they are playing at home. Nothing shows that more than seeing fifth placed Montpellier have lost more games than they have won!
Here are my Top 14 Round 10 Predictions:
Last weekend I made a big mistake and went with far too many away wins. Sure the draw didn’t help any of us pickers but there was only one away win. So there’s your reminder incase you think on picking on form over home advantage.
It’s easy to pick against Castres, Agen and Stade as they all haven’t won away all season. After that the only game where I haven’t gone with the home side is Pau v Bordeaux. Pau are the least French side in this league, by that I mean they do get away wins but also tend to lose at home. Also Bordeaux have just gone top of the table.
The only one that you might raise an eyebrow at is Brive v Racing. In this case Brive are perfect at home so far and I think Racing are targeting Europe.
|Lyon v Bayonne||Lyon by 10|
|Brive v Racing 92||Brive by 5|
|Montpellier v Stade Francais||Montpellier by 7|
|Pau v Bordeaux Begles||Bordeaux Begles by 3|
|La Rochelle v Agen||La Rochelle by 10|
|Clermont Auvergne v Castres||Clermont Auvergne by 7|
|Toulouse v Toulon||Toulouse by 7|
I’m 49 from 77 or 64% so far this season.
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