2019-20 European Rugby Champions Cup – ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing 92 Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing 92 taking place? Saturday 19th September, 2020 – 17:45 (UK)

Where is ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing 92 taking place? Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Clermont-Ferrand

Where can I get tickets for ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing 92? This match will be played without spectators

What television channel is ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing 92 on? This match will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Racing 92? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

ASM Clermont Auvergne: Matsushima - Penaud, Fofana, Naqalevu, Pourailly - (o) Lopez, (m) Parra - Cancoriet, Lee, Iturria - Vahaamahina, Timani - Slimani, Fourcade, Falgoux

Replacements: Pélissié, Ravai, Ojovan, Jedrasiak, Lapandry, Bézy, Tiberghien, Betham

Racing 92: Zebo - Dupichot, Vakatawa, Klemenczak, Imhoff - (o) Russell, (m) Iribaren (cap.) - Sanconnie, Claassen, Lauret - Bird, Le Roux - Colombe Reazel, Chat, Ben Arous

Replacements: Baubigny, Kolingar, Oz, Ryan, Chouzenoux, Machenaud, Gibert, Trinh-Duc

THE PREDICTION

This quarter-final tie is arguably the most even of all the matches as Clermont and Racing are very well matched. Their matches in recent seasons have been split pretty evenly and they have been involved in some tight games including a draw back in April 2019. Clermont were in superb form in the group stage so they will hope to carry that on but Racing will be highly motivated to get one over them. The two teams met back in April 2018 and it was Racing who progressed and the Parisien club have had edge in the key matches against them. They are marginally favoured to progress here but this really is a pick’em game that is best left alone and worth enjoying.

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