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

THE FACTS

When is Bath vs ASM Clermont Auvergne taking place? Friday 6th December, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Bath vs ASM Clermont Auvergne taking place? Recreation Ground, Bath

What is the expected weather for Bath vs ASM Clermont Auvergne? 8c in partly cloudy skies

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Bath vs ASM Clermont Auvergne? 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 Bath and ASM Clermont Auvergne? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

BATH

  • Bath were unable to earn any respite away from the European Champions Cup as they suffered a third straight defeat in all competitions with Saracens coming out on top of their Premiership encounter at the weekend.
  • With their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages already hanging in the balance, another loss at home to Clermont Auvergne will also certainly end the English side’s hopes of advancing.
  • Bath are in the midst of an injury crisis with some impressive talent such as Anthony Watson, Joe Cokanasiga and Jonathan Joseph all sidelined and their depth in the backs is going to be put to the test.

ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE

  • Clermont Auvergne come into this contest with one win and one loss in what is a tricky Pool 3 after Ulster were able to edge them out in their last contest but they will be confident of picking up the win here.
  • The French outfit returned to winning ways in the Top 14 as they saw off the challenge of Agen and although this will be a more difficult test away from home, Clermont should have too much power for Bath.
  • Winger Damian Penaud suffered a knock to his knee on his return to the team last week and he will be touch-and-go for this contest while Arthur Iturria did not return to the field because of a concussion.

THE PREDICTION

Bath gave Saracens plenty to think about in their Premiership encounter last week but fell short as they suffered their first home loss in the league this season. They face a tricky test back in European action as they host Clermont and the French side will arrive with a determined attitude having lost out to Ulster in their last Champions Cup outing with the visiting side able to come out on top.

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