Bordeaux-Bègles +18,5 at 1.85
Rugby, France, Top 14
Racing-Métro is one of the big favourite for the title, they did an impressive recruitment during the summer with the venues of Jamie Roberts, Lydiate, Tongahui'ha, Sexton etc. Even so, the team is quite disappointing during this beginning of season, indeed they won 4 of its 6 matchs but without being impressive, they won wih difficulties against Oyonnax and Brive, the two promoted teams, and they won a team B or Perpignan by only 3 points, all these matchs were at home...
Tonight, they will face Bordeaux-Bègles who will play for once with its best team, indeed Bordeaux-Bègles's headcoach Raphael Ibanez who usually put a team B at away, chose to put his best men for this match, because he thinks that his team is able to make a result and bring back the defensive bonus point.
The last 2 years, Bordeaux-Bègles was very closed to bring the defensive bonus point from Racing, they lost 18-7 and 22-13.
Even if the squad of Racing-Métro is totally better this season, I think that Bordeaux-Bègles will be once again closed to take the defensive bonus point with its team A, that's why I bet for the large handicap of Bordeaux-Bègles.