So, the weekend is nearly upon us, one game down already and these are the runners and riders:
Clermont will win. Hard to call on Saracens v Ulster given that it's barely "home" for Sarries and both teams are on form. I'll go with Sarries as I think they're marginally stronger and have had the better run through the pool stages. Quins v Munster? In theory it's all Quins - they're at home, Munster have stuggled for form this season.... but Quins are looking a bit deflated and Evans is not on form. Quins *should* take it, but I'd not be surprised by a narrow Munster win. Toulon v Leicester - a quick look at the Toulon squad and the home venue and it should be Toulon's but Leicester know how to win in France and are looking very solid. I'd fancy a punt on the Tigers but the bookies say it's Toulon's game.
Gloucester have done a Gloucester and fluffed a gilt edged opportunity at home. I've yet to see the game though so that might be a bit harsh. Wasps v Leinster will be interesting. Wasps have made a habit of losing close games recently and Leinster are looking decent. The bookies say it is Leinster's to lose but as a Wasps fan I'm going to say Wasps for the surprise win. Perpignan v Toulouse? Are Toulouse interested in winning this game? Probably not. Perpignan for the win. Bath v SF is another interesting one. Bath really want this. The last two games between the sides have been a 15-13 win for SF in 2010 and a 29-27 win for SF in 2009. I'm going with home advantage and hunger. Bath for the win.