Saracens are putting in a bid to get just the second British team ever to support the European Rugby Champions Cup. On Saturday, the United kingdom giants undertake French side Clermont Auvergne at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. The final British team to support the trophy - then referred to as Heineken Cup - were the Leicester Tigers who won the very best European rugby title in 2001 and 2002.
For Clermont, they'll be wishing for any situation of ‘troisieme fois chanceux’ because they lost both in their previous final appearances in 2013 and 2015. They lost both occasions to fellow French side Toulon. Toulon also won the title in 2014, once they defeated the one and only Saracens within the Hendon-based side’s only other final appearance.
Saracens defeated Toulon within the group stages, in addition to Welsh side Scarlets and Purchase Sharks, to advance towards the quarter-finals. Toulon qualified among the three best runners-up, but lost to Clermont within the first knock-out round. Saracens beat Glasgow Players within the quarter finals and Munster within the semis. Clermont qualified for that final by defeating Leinster 27-22.
Saracens, favourites to win for that second year consecutively?
Most betting tipsters believe that Saracens will prevail and retain their title. The very best odds presently readily available for a Saracens win are 8/15 (1.53) at Bwin.com. If you feel in france they can accomplish an upset, you'll be able to get 9/5 (2.80) at 32Red, with likelihood of 25/1 (26.00) for that draw if you want to gamble on genuine wild shots.
The ultimate will commence at 5pm, and belongs to a rugby union double-header at Murrayfield. The Task Cup final between Gloucester and Stade Francais is going to be performed in the famous old stadium the night before. The Champions Cup final is broadcast survive Sky Sports 3 and BT Sport 2.