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).
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).