It’s back to domestic action for the Top14 teams. That will mean different things for different sides. Some will have been resting players in Europe whilst others will have been going full bore. However at the end of the day you have to keep with the Top14 picking rule of “the home sides wins”.
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Here are my Top 14 Round 14 Predictions:
It’s a fairly simple set of picks this week. As always the Top14 has a heavy home bias. Agen, Stade and Montpellier all haven’t won an away game all season. Add to that Lyon’s perfect home record and there are only two games that really need any thought.
Toulouse v Bordeaux should be a cracker. Bordeaux are top of the table and on a run of five wins. Toulouse on the other hand haven’t lost at home even if they did draw last time out. Toulouse are a class outfit and I think will edge it.
The only away win I’m going for is Racing away at Castres. Castres are good at home with only one loss but only two wins in their last seven games must have dented confidence. Racing are one of the few French teams that don’t have a heavy home bias and so I think they could pick-up the win on the road.
|Lyon v Toulon||Lyon by 3|
|La Rochelle v Montpellier||La Rochelle by 10|
|Brive v Pau||Brive by 3|
|Castres v Racing 92||Racing 92 by 3|
|Clermont Auvergne v Stade Francais||Clermont Auvergne by 7|
|Bayonne v Agen||Bayonne by 3|
|Toulouse v Bordeaux Begles||Toulouse by 3|
I’m 58 from 71 or 64% so far this season.
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