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Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Betting Tips - Handicap favours La Rochelle in Top 14 clash

La Rochelle have beaten Racing 92 in their last two meetings
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La Rochelle have had the better of Racing 92 in recent years (Getty Images)

Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Racing 92 welcome La Rochelle to the Paris La Defense Arena on Saturday for a 2019/20 Top 14 clash. La Rochelle have recent history on their side and the bookmakers have been generous in the handicap market. I’m looking at La Rochelle to get within seven points and a chance of an upset win. 

Racing 92 Form


Racing 92 have been inconsistent this season and that continued against Lyon at Matmut Stadium last week as they lost 29-20. The loss of players to international duty will not help Racing’s cause but victory over La Rochelle can set their season up nicely when the star players return.

The one positive for Racing 92 is the continued stand-off between Scotland’s head coach and fly-half Finn Russell. That means that Russell remains available for the French outfit but whether they can make that count remains to be seen.

Racing 92 are favourites but they have struggled against La Rochelle in the past so I'm going to focus on the visitors and the handicap market.

Racing 92 News


Racing 92 have a number of players with the French national side for a Six Nations training camp this week. These players include Camille Chat, Virimi Vakatawa, Boris Palu, Bernard Le Roux and Teddy Thomas.

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Racing 92 have failed to find any consistency this season and could struggle against high flying La Rochelle (Getty Images)

La Rochelle Form


La Rochelle are on a fantastic run with five victories from their last seven matches in all competitions. Scrap the 33-14 loss to Exeter Chiefs a few weeks ago where they rested the majority of their first choice players and the form book looks even better.

Last week La Rochelle defeated a resurgent Toulon side 17-12 at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre to send them into third position on the Top 14 table. Having lost very few players to international duty during the Six Nations La Rochelle will want to make this week count before others get their superstars back.

I’m backing La Rochelle to cover the +7 handicap at 2.00 with a third successive victory over Racing 92 valued at 3.40.

La Rochelle News


Vincent Ratttez was injured on international duty and remains out. Gregory Alldritt is the only other player missing through international duty.

Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Head to Head


La Rochelle have won five of their last seven meetings against Racing 92 both home and away. Their last match ended 12-6 to La Rochelle in the Top 14 in 2019 at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre.

Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Betting Odds


Racing 92 are favourites at home at 1.33 with La Rochelle valued at 3.40. A draw is priced at 23.00. The handicap is set at seven points with Racing 92 paying 1.83 and La Rochelle 2.00. Other markets will open up closer to kick off.

Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Match Up


La Rochelle have shown great quality this season despite the lack of star players. This has been achieved by great collective work at set phases and a superb defensive system which is something the erratic Racing 92 may struggle to combat.

Racing 92 will look to move the game ahead at speed, something I feel they could struggle with considering La Rochelle’s ability to slow the ball down and then pounce on turnover possession.

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La Rochelle have won five of their last seven matches (Getty Images)

Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Stats


  • La Rochelle have beaten Racing 92 in their last two meetings (Top 14).
  • La Rochelle are 3rd on the Top 14 table.
  • La Rochelle have won 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Racing 92 are 5th on the Top 14 table.

Racing 92 vs La Rochelle FAQ

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Where is the Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Top 14 match being played?

The Racing 92 vs La Rochelle match is being played at the Paris La Defense Arena in France.

When is the Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Top 14 match being played?

The Racing 92 vs La Rochelle match is being played on Saturday 29 February 2020 at 14:30 GMT.

What is Racing 92 vs La Rochelle Head to Head?

La Rochelle have won five of their last seven matches against Racing 92.

What is Racing 92's recent form?

Racing 92 two have won two and lost two of their last four matches in the Top 14.

What is La Rochelle's recent form?

La Rochelle have won five of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Verdict

La Rochelle have gotten the better of Racing 92 in recent times. With up to five players missing to international duty, I fancy the visitors in the handicap and win markets.

Best Bet: La Rochelle +7 Handicap Market @2.00 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: La Rochelle Win Win Market @3.40 at bet365 - 2 Units

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