So far 6 games have had to be postponed due to corona virus and you have to wonder how many more are going to be postponed? France is going into lockdown for at least 5 weeks, according to my parents who live over there.
So here are my predictions but who knows how many of the games will actually go ahead.
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Here are my Top 14 Round 7 Predictions:
Massive disclaimer at the top here folks. I don’t know to what degrees different teams have had their preparation impacted by the Covid situation in France.
Toulon are 100% at home and 0% away so Bayonne home win. Both Bordeaux and Agen are struggling so go with the home side. Lyon are going well so you have to back them at home even if Montpellier have turned things around in the last couple of games.
Brive decent at home but Clermont are having a good season so I’ll go with them even though they are away. Castres are poor so again going with Racing away as they are having a good season. Stade might have 2 wins but they were against the bottom two sides so Toulouse should win up in Paris.
The one game I’m looking at again is Pau v La Rochelle…. I’ve gone with the inform La Rochelle away from home but Pau haven’t lost at home yet…. On the fence with this one but sticking with my original pick.
3 home wins and 4 away wins is not a very normal set of Top 14 predictions so I could be in for a bad week here….
EDIT: It’s nice to have online friends 🙂 Thank you James Harrington for letting me know that 2 games have already been lost to COVID. He’s a great source of knowledge on French rugby.
|Bayonne v Toulon||Bayonne by 3|
|Brive v ASM Clermont Auvergne||ASM Clermont Auvergne by 5|
|Bordeaux Begles v Agen||Bordeaux Begles by 3|
|Castres v Racing 92||Racing 92 by 5|
|Lyon v Montpellier||Lyon by 10|
|Pau v La Rochelle||La Rochelle by 3|
|Stade Francais v Toulouse||Toulouse by 5|
Record So Far
Over all I’m 26 from 36 or 72%, I’m not upset with that considering the season it’s been.