With the Champions Cup final this Saturday, at 4pm on BT Sport 3 – SpreadEX is offering an Exeter/Racing 92 Points Supremacy spread of 4-7 – we thought there was no better time to take a look at the best bets for each final since the new look competition was introduced.
1. Toulon v Clermont, 2015
The one and only all-French final of the Champions Cup era, Toulon picked up their 3rd consecutive title – the sole team to manage such an achievement – back in 2015 when they beat Clermont 24-18.
With 16 points scored in the 1st half, and 8 in the 2nd, the Toulon Multi-Points markets shot up to 128, against an opening spread of 66-79. Buy at that price, and you walked away with 49 times your initial stake ((16 x 8) – 79 = 49).
2. Racing 92 v Saracens, 2016
The first of 3 appearances for Saracens on this list, their toughest to call Champions Cup final came against Racing 92 in 2016.
At the start of the fixture SpreadEX were offering a choice Racing 92/Saracens Point Supremacy -1-1. In the end the English club won 21-9, the most one-sided result since the switch from the Heineken Cup.
It also meant that if you solid that Point Supremacy spread, you won 13 times your initial stake ((21 – 9) – -1 = 13).
3. Saracens v Clermont, 2017
For the 2nd year in a row Saracens made the final, this time seeing off Clermont in a 28-17 victory – the highest scoring climax of the Champions Cup era.
Saracens’ 3rd and final try of the game came via fullback Alex Goode in the 73rd minute. That was perfect for anyone who bought him at Player Try Minutes spread of 4-6, as they picked up 67 times their initial stake (73 – 6 = 67). No try could’ve won you more money since the cup rebrand.
4. Leinster v Racing 92, 2018
This one’s a bit different. A highly anticipated final between Leinster and Racing 92 ended 15-12 to the Irish side, seeing them win their 4th title to draw level with Toulouse without a single try being scored by either team.
That meant, if you sold a Total Try Minutes spread of 168-185, you won a whopping 168 times your initial stake (168 – 0 = 168).
5. Leinster v Saracens, 2019
Finally last year, when Saracens – as expected – beat Leinster 20-10 to win their 3rd ever title (while denying their Irish opponents the chance to become the out-and-out competition leaders).
On the Saracens side it was a game that saw tries from no. 11 Sean Maitland and no. 8 Billy Vunipola; for Leinster, only no. 3 Tadhg Furlong successfully crossed the tryline.
If, then, you sold a Leinster/Saracens Shirt Supremacy -3-1, you ended up with 19 times your initial stake ((19 – 3) – -3 = 19).