2020-21 European Rugby Challenge Cup – Montpellier vs Benetton Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Montpellier vs Benetton taking place? Saturday 10th April, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Montpellier vs Benetton taking place? GGL Stadium, Montpellier

Where can I get tickets for Montpellier vs Benetton? Visit official club websites for ticket information

What television channel is Montpellier vs Benetton on? BT Sport have the rights to televise European Rugby Challenge Cup matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Montpellier vs Benetton? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Montpellier: 15 Anthony Bouthier, 14 Julien Tisseron, 13 Paul Vallée, 12 Yvan Reilhac, 11 Gabriel N’gandebe, 10 Alex Lozowski, 9 Benoit Paillaugue, 8 Caleb Timu, 7 Samuel Maximin, 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo (c), 5 Paul Willemse, 4 Bastien Chalureau, 3 Titi Lamositele, 2 Youri Delhommel, 1 Enzo Forletta

Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Robert Rodgers, 18 Antoine Guillamon, 19 Tyler Duguid, 20 Yacouba Camara, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Vincent Martin, 23 Martin Devergie

Benetton: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage (c), 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Ira Herbst, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Corniel Els, 1 Nicola Quaglio

Replacements: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Thomas Gallo, 18 Ivan Nemer, 19 Niccolò Cannone, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Manuel Zuliani, 22 Luca Petrozzi, 23 Tommaso Allan

THE PREDICTION

Montpellier backed-up their defeat of Top 14 leaders Toulouse and made it four wins on the spin over all competitions as they edged out the Pro14’s Glasgow Warriors 26-21 in a bad-tempered match last Friday. They host a second-successive Pro14 side now in Benetton, who won the battle of the winless sides by beating Agen 29-16 last Saturday to reach the quarter-finals as more of a consolation than anything. Montpellier are fearsome at home as it is but travelling Benetton have lost all 15 of their played Pro14 games this season and will likely lose by a hefty margin in this Challenge Cup clash. Montpellier could even rotate such is the ease of this test but they should be able to cover -15 in victory here in any case.

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