Brive vs Toulouse
Competition: French Top 14 Rugby
Date: 23 September 2017
Kick off: 20:45 CET
Brive need to either win the next game or two or face the prospect of already planning for relegation as they have been terrible in their opening four games. For Tolouse however, it is a great chance to get an away win.
Brive look as if they are to be the whipping boys of the Top 14 this year as they have not won a single game, or even collected a single point as they sit rooted to the bottom of the log. They have faced some pretty tough opposition, but at home they would have been expected to have done a lot better. They first lost at home to last year’s log topping La Rochelle by nine points, which to be fair was not a terrible result. But then came Lyon where Brive had to travel and they ended up losing comfortably by 15 points. Back at home and Racing Metro arrived, but they managed to win by 19 points before a massive demolition came from Clermont where Brive again traveled but suffered a 56 point hammering, not even scoring a single try.
Toulouse in the meantime have not had too bad a season. They have won their home games, which include a tight four-point win over Pau and the most recent win over Stade Francais which was a bit of a walk over as they cracked fifty points and won by 36. They did however lose to Toulon in a game on the road – also by a small margin of just four points though. And then in their opening game they were probably lucky to walk away with a draw against new boys Oyonnax as they were trailing before a late try saw them get a 23-23 draw. This away game is probably the best one they could ask for however in this situation as they have a real chance of a win here and a good opportunity to push their momentum up.
Brive vs Toulouse: Previous games
Oyonnax vs Toulouse 23-23
Pau vs Toulouse 23-19
Toulon vs Toulouse 20-16
Toulouse vs Stade Francais 53-17
Brive vs La Rochelle 10-19
Lyon vs Brive 29-14
Brive vs Racing 6-25
Clermont vs Brive 62-6
Brive vs Toulouse: Head to Head Stats
Toulouse hold the advantage in terms of the eight times these teams have met in the Top 14. They have won four games – all at home, and there has been a draw to go with Brive’s three wins – also all at home.
Brive vs Toulouse: Prediction
There does not seem to be any reason to believe that Brive will be able to break away from their slump any time soon, definitely not in this game as even though they are at home, Tolouse have shown they are a team that is looking to impress this year. It should be an easy and comfortable win for Toulouse.
Brive vs Toulouse: Betting Tips
- Cheslin Kolbe to score a try
- Toulouse to win @1.90
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