2019-20 European Rugby Champions Cup – Saracens vs Munster Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Saracens vs Munster taking place? Saturday 14th December, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Saracens vs Munster taking place? Allianz Park, Barnet

What is the expected weather for Saracens vs Munster? 7c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Saracens vs Munster on? This match will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream Saracens vs Munster? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Saracens vs Munster? 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 Saracens and Munster? Munster 10-3 Saracens

THE TEAM NEWS

SARACENS

  • Defending champions Saracens lost their second game of the European Champions Cup and their hopes of retaining their crown are already in the balance after their narrow loss to Munster last week.
  • The one positive for Saracens is that they were able to claim a losing bonus point having gone down 10-3 in Ireland but that might not be in enough in what is looking like a very strong Pool 4.
  • Saracens were severely depleted last week and were missing the talent of Owen Farrell and Elliott Daly as well as the power of the Vunipola brothers but they could all come back into contention for this important game.

MUNSTER

  • Munster did just enough to hang on to the win against an under-strength Saracens side as they put themselves into a strong position to advance from Pool 4 with the Irish side remaining unbeaten.
  • It was Munster’s second win of the competition having drawn with Racing 92 in their opening game and it looks like a two-horse race between those two teams at the halfway point although Saracens will not want to be ruled out of contention just yet.
  • Munster will be sweating on the availability of Arno Botha after the former Springbok was given his marching orders in the last minute of last week’s contest for a high forearm and he will have to face a disciplinary committee.

THE PREDICTION

Saracens decided to leave their stars at home as they suffered a second loss in the European Champions Cup. They cannot afford to lose again as they face Munster for the second time in quick succession with a defeat likely to mean their elimination from the competition. They could have some of their big guns back in the side for this must-win game and on home soil, the defending champions should be able to come out on top.

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