Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Great Tipster Experiment Week 7

Some of you may recall  a piece I wrote back in December declaring rounds 3 and 4 of the Heineken Cup the best forthnight in the rugby calendar. I stand by this statement, it's a completely unique period and it's the time where most Heineken Cup fortunes are made or broken.

But if rounds 3 and 4 may make the best fortnight then surely the quarter finals weekend makes the best individual weekend of the rugby calendar. Traditionally this stage of the tournament provides a perfect balance of high intensity yet expansive rugby. Last year the quarter finals produced 4.75 tries per game while the semi-finals and final produced only 1.25 tries per game. This weekends action promises to be an absolute cracker, with the four ties being played in front of an average crowd of over 40,000.

From a prediction perspective it's an total nightmare, the games are too close to call and it's impossible to know how players will react to the high pressure environment. If my experiment was about money, not pride, I would be putting my money on this weekends Aviva Premiership fixtures.  But it is about pride, so here goes nothing.

Week 7

Perpignan Vs Toulon -  Perpignan to win by more than 3 points- 10/11 - stake £2  (returns £3.82)

Leinster Vs Leicester- Leicester to stay within 6 points - 10/11 - stake £2  (returns £3.82)

Northampton Vs Ulster- Ulster to stay within 10 points- 10/11 - stake £2  (returns £3.82)

Biarritz Vs Toulouse- Biarritz to win by more than 1 point- 10/11 - stake £2  (returns £3.82)

Total return if all 4 bets are correct (including a £2 accumulator) £41.85

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