The betting round-up as Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears win European silverware

A pair of fantastic Challenge Cup and Champions Cup finals left rugby spread betting fans with plenty of opportunities over the weekend – but how much could you’ve won?

How many times have Exeter Chiefs won the Champions Cup?

Winning the Champions Cup on the first time of asking, Exeter put themselves in a fantastic position ahead of next weekend’s Premiership play-off final by beating Racing 92 31-27 on Saturday.

First up, if you bought a Total Points spread of 37-40, you came away with 18 times your initial stake ((31 + 27) – 40 = 18).

Luke Cowan-Dickie of Exeter Chiefs kisses the Heineken Champions Cup after the Heineken Champions Cup Final Match between Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 at Ashton Gate, Bristol on the 17 Oct. PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

As for Total Tries, a low starting spread of 3.8-4.2 meant the eventual 8 tries made you 3.8 times your opening bet (8 – 4.2 = 3.8).

Those 8 tries led to a Total Try Minutes makeup of 254, despite the final try coming in only the 50th minute. Buy at a starting spread of 168-185, and that’s a 69 times multiplier.

Simon Zebo became the first player since the Champions Cup rebrand to score 2 tries in a final, in the 20th and 43rd minutes. Buy his Super Mega Minutes spread of just 5-7, and a makeup of 106 made you 99 times your original wager ((20 + (43 x 2)) – 7 = 99).

For the riskier betters, buying a Match Cross Points spread of 353-391 – that’s Team A Points x Team B Points – meant a makeup of 837 bagged you 446 times your initial bet ((31 x 27) – 391 = 446).

While the Chiefs won on their first attempt, how many times have Racing 92 lost a Champions Cup final? It was their 3rd defeat in just 5 years, their European consistency unravelling at the last hurdle every time.

How many times have Toulon lost a Challenge Cup final?

There were a fair few similarities between the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup climaxes, with both seeing an English team winning in their first ever final, and a French side losing in their 3rd attempt.

On Friday Bristol Bears beat Toulon 32-19, having trailed their opponents 10-16 by the end of the 1st half.

The final result meant selling a Toulon/Bristol Points Supremacy spread of 0-3 saw you pick up 13 times your initial stake ((32 – 19) – 0 = 13).

And with just 3 tries, one of which came in the 1st minute, you also needed to sell an expectant Total Try Minutes spread of 191-208 if you wanted to make 119 times your original bet from a makeup of just 72 (191 – 72 = 119).

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