Toulon vs Bordeaux
Competition: French Top 14 Rugby
Date: 04 December 2016
Kick-off: 16:15 CET
Bordeaux have no doubt been one of the surprise packages so far in this season of the French Top 14, it was not too long ago that they were battling in D2, but not they find themselves in second on the log and getting ready to face one of the most successful Top 14 teams, Toulon.
Toulon have not been their ultimate domineering best this season, but they are still a real force to be reckoned with, and of course still absolutely packed with super stars. Toulon are down in fifth currently, but they can drift between second and sixth easily seeing as how tight the top of the log is baring Clermont who have a clear lead at the top. Toulon have 31 points, but a win over Bordeaux would put them equal with their opponents who are in second. Toulon are coming off a loss to Castres, but again, it was an away loss and almost does not count in terms of their momentum as this is a home game.
Bordeaux have had a good run of late, even picking up a rare and elusive away win, this little bit of good form has seen them climb the ladder and cement themselves as a team to be reckoned with. They have had to share second place with another surprise package in La Rochelle as both these new teams have the same points on 34. Bordeaux are coming off a fantastic against their closest rivals La Rochelle as they managed to keep the team previously in second place scoreless as they won there 26-0. A win against a top team like Toulon will make them really believe that they can push for a good position in the Top 14 along the way.
Toulon vs Bordeaux: Current Form
Bordeaux, after that stunning 26-0 win over La Rochelle have hit a real run of form as they also managed to beat Grenoble away from home and Stade Francais at home before that, they slipped up against Castres, but then beat Brive to make it a 4 for 1 win ratio.
Toulon, are very much an even split when it comes to their form, but their away record explains it. They have won two of their last home games, lost the two away games and drawn their other game which was away at La Rochelle.
Toulon vs Bordeaux: Prediction
Bordeaux are really on a hot streak, and there is every chance they could pick up another away win, however, Toulon at home look like the Championship winning team that they can be. If this was an away game against a lower team you would give it to Bordeaux, but Toulon should use their home advantage.
Toulon vs Bordeaux: Tips
There is a decent chance that Bordeaux might win this game, and they will have big odds against them being the away team, so take a risk to get a good reward.