2020-21 European Rugby Champions Cup – Racing 92 vs Edinburgh Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Racing 92 vs Edinburgh taking place? Sunday 4th April, 2021 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Racing 92 vs Edinburgh taking place? Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes

Where can I get tickets for Racing 92 vs Edinburgh? Visit official club websites for ticket information

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

Racing 92: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Virimi Vakatawa, 12 Henry Chavancy (c), 11 Louis Dupichot, 10 Antoine Gibert, 9 Maxime Machenaud, 8 Jordan Joseph, 7 Baptiste Chouzenoux, 6 Ibrahim Diallo, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Bernard Le Roux, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Camille Chat, 1 Eddy Ben Arous

Replacements: 16 Teddy Baubigny, 17 Guram Gogichashvili, 18 Ali Oz, 19 Dominic Bird, 20 Boris Palu, 21 Teddy Iribaren, 22 Francois Trinh-Duc, 23 Simon Zebo

Edinburgh: 15 Damien Hoyland, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 James Johnstone, 12 George Taylor, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist (c), 4 Magnus Bradbury, 3 WP Nel, 2 David Cherry, 1 Pierre Schoeman

Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Mesulame Kunavula, 20 Luke Crosbie, 21 Charlie Shiel, 22 Jaco van der Walt, 23 Mark Bennett

THE PREDICTION

Last season’s Champions Cup runners-up Racing 92 have lost their last two Top 14 matches to Toulon and Bayonne after a strong run of form but they are still within seven points of Toulouse at the top of the table. Both of those defeats came on the road and Edinburgh will be well aware of the mammoth task they face here against a side with an almost exemplary home record. Travelling Edinburgh have one last Pro14 match top play despite the play-off final taking place last week, though even a bonus-point win will not keep them from finishing a disappointing season off in fifth place of Conference B and playing Challenge Cup rugby next season. Even if this fixture were reversed the French giants would be confident of a comfortable victory but in Paris the hosts should be covering -14 in a statement victory here.

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