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

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THE FACTS

When is Leinster vs Saracens taking place? Saturday 19th September, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Leinster vs Saracens taking place? Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Where can I get tickets for Leinster vs Saracens? This match will be played without spectators

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

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

TEAM NEWS

Leinster: Larmour; Keenan, Ringrose (capt), Henshaw, Lowe; Sexton (capt) McGrath; Healy, Cronin, Porter; Toner, Ryan; Doris, Connors, Conan

Replacements: R Kelleher, E Byrne, Bent, Baird, Van der Flier, Gibson-Park, R Byrne, O'Loughlin

Saracens: Daly; Lewington, Taylor, Barritt (capt), Maitland; Goode, Wigglesworth; M Vunipola, George, Koch; Itoje, Swinson; Rhodes, Wray, B Vunipola

Replacements: Woolstencroft, Barrington, Clarey, Hunter-Hill, Clark, Davies, M Vunipola, Morris

THE PREDICTION

Last year’s finalists meet in this quarter-final tie and Leinster will be desperate to avenge that final loss to Saracens. The Irish side have not lost a single game since that match back in May 2019 in Newcastle and having won the other three previous meetings in this competition against Saracens, they will be confident of avenging that loss here. Saracens are not as strong as what they were that day and have gone through all kinds of issues on and off the pitch since then. They have still competed well in the Premiership this season despite their impending relegation but they will find Leinster too hot to handle here. The hosts will be fired up to get the win and they can get the win by a double-digit margin.

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