2019-20 European Rugby Champions Cup – ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath taking place? Sunday 15th December, 2019 – 15:15 (UK)

Where is ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath taking place? Stade Marcel-Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand

What is the expected weather for ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath? 13c in mostly cloudy skies

What television channel is ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath on? This match will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Bath? Official club websites will have ticket information about specific games. Tickets for the 2020 Finals in Marseilles can be obtained here

What was the score in the last meeting between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Bath? Bath 17-34 ASM Clermont Auvergne

THE TEAM NEWS

ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE

  • Clermont Auvergne claimed a bonus-point victory from their trip to Bath as the French outfit showed great character to bounce back from their narrow loss to Ulster in their last European Champions Cup match.
  • Clermont now sit on 11 competition points after three games and are just one point behind Ulster who have won all three of their matches so far but bonus points could play a big role in the outcome of Pool 3.
  • It is unlikely that Clermont will make many changes for this game as they look to keep the pressure on Ulster and potentially even leapfrog them at the top of the standings in what could be another convincing win.

BATH

  • Bath lost a fourth consecutive game in all competitions as they were on the end of a heavy loss against Clermont Auvergne despite going in level at the break in last weekend’s contest.
  • The English side are on the verge of elimination already having lost all three of their games so far and now must win at one of the toughest grounds in Europe in order to remain in contention.
  • Bath captain Charlie Ewels was ruled out for two months in the build-up to last week’s game and he will be joined on the sidelines by Zach Mercer who is out for three months despite the pair avoiding surgery on their knee issues.

THE PREDICTION

Clermont Auvergne were far too good for Bath last week and that does not bode well ahead of the English side’s trip to France. Clermont rarely lose at the Stade Marcel-Michelin and this looks like being another victory for them with Bath set to suffer another frustrating Champions Cup day.

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