French Top 14 Final: Toulouse v Clermont Preview

Rugby players engage in a tackle

Toulouse and Clermont will lock horns in the 2018/19 French Top 14 Final on Saturday the 15th of June.

Then there were two. After an extremely long season, the French Top 14 will come to a close this Saturday with Toulouse and Clermont squaring off for the Bouclier de Brunnis Trophy at the Stade de France.

Toulouse v Clermont
Saturday 15 June
Stade de France

To Win (80 Mins)
Toulouse 8/10
Draw 22/1
Clermont 11/10

*Forecast Odds

Toulouse (-2.5) 9/10
Clermont (+2.5) 9/10

To Lift Cup
Toulouse 8/10
Clermont 1/1

*Forecast Handicap

The 2018/19 season has seen Toulouse become a dominant force again with Ugo Mola's men topping the regular season log with 21 wins and two draws from their 26 games. Their immaculate run hasn't stopped there with Toulouse beating a spirited La Rochelle outfit 20-6 in last weekend's semi-finals.

While Toulouse have produced some extravagant rugby this term it's likely they'll take a very conservative approach to this one and look to take kicks at goal when on offer while keeping things tight. This tactic worked a charm last week as they suffocated La Rochelle out of the game.

Clermont also enjoyed a solid regular season winning 16 of their 26 games but still ended some 15 points behind their opponents for this weekend. They were actually slightly more impressive during last week's semi-finals as they beat a very dangerous Lyon side 33-10. They have some ban in-form players among their ranks at the minute and will offer a stiff challenge here.

Not much has separated these two sides this season with the duo drawing the first round robin fixture 20-20 and then Toulouse edging the second 47-44. We're likely to be in for yet another tight game this Saturday.

Verdict: To Lift Cup Toulouse 8/10
I think this market represents terrific value as it takes the draw out of the equation while not sapping too much from your profit. 

Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets

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