2019-20 European Rugby Champions Cup – Harlequins vs Bath Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Harlequins vs Bath taking place? Saturday 23rd November, 2019 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Harlequins vs Bath taking place? Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham

What is the expected weather for Harlequins vs Bath? 9c cloud

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Harlequins 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 Harlequins and Bath? Bath 29-31 Harlequins

THE TEAM NEWS

HARLEQUINS

  • Harlequins were hammered when they failed to live with a destructive Clermont Auvergne outfit as the French side ran in 53 points in the romp to leave this match looking vitally important.
  • The return of former England internationals Danny Care and Mike Brown was not enough to help Quins last week in the heavy loss as they now sit last place and significantly nehind in the points differential.

Line-ups: Joe Marler, Elia Elia, Will Collier, Stephan Lewies, Matt Symons, Chris Robshaw (capt), Will Evans, Tom Lawday, Danny Care, Marcus Smith, Cadan Murley, James Lang, Michele Campagnaro, Ross Chisholm, Mike Brown.

Replacements: George Head, Santiago Garcia Botta, Simon Kerrod, Tevita Cavubati, Semi Kunatani, Niall Saunders, Paul Lasike, Gabriel Ibitoye.

BATH

  • Bath put in a valiant effort but ultimately fell to defeat as John Cooney's penalty proved to be the difference between them and the pre-match favourites Ulster.
  • Flanker Mike Williams is a doubt for this game after the Bath man picked up a knock that forced him from the field last time out, while Francois Louw comes into the side on his return from winning the Rugby World Cup with South Africa.

Line-ups: Anthony Watson, Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Max Wright, Ruaridh McConnochie, Freddie Burns, Chris Cook, Lewis Boyce, Jack Walker, Christian Judge, Josh McNally, Charlie Ewels (capt), Elliott Stooke, Josh Bayliss, Francois Louw.

Replacements: Tom Dunn, Beno Obano, Will Stuart, Matt Garvey, Rhys Davies, Will Chudley, Rhys Priestland, Jamie Roberts.

THE PREDICTION

It is no shame losing away at Clermont but the manner of their extensive defeat last week will be hard to take for Harlequins. They will need to put in a big effort to respond in this all-English affair and with Bath suffering late heartbreak last week, the home side should be able to edge this one to make things interesting in a difficult Pool 3.

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