Defending Heineken Cup champions Leinster remain firm favourites to retain their title in the latest betting for rugby union's European competition. They are priced 15/8 in the outright betting ahead of fellow Irish challengers Munster, who are 10/3, and Toulouse are the best of the rest at 4/1 with Bet 365 as the competition moves towards the quarter-finals on 7th and 8th April.
Edinburgh (5/2) v Toulouse (3/10) - at Murrayfield, Edinburgh (Saturday 7th April 2012)
The first of the quarter-finals sees Edinburgh become the first Scottish team to host a knockout match in the Heineken Cup and they are appearing in the last eight for the first time since 2004. The Scottish side, who are eleventh in the Pro-12 League, booked their place in the last-eight of rugby's equivalent of the Champions League by upsetting the betting to win Pool Two and they face an uphill task against French giants Toulouse. The French side, winners in 2010, are four-time Heineken Cup champions and won the title at Murrayfield back in 2005. Despite struggling through qualifying, the French Top-14 leaders are odds on favourites in the betting for this match after winning ten of the last eleven meetings with Edinburgh.
Leinster (1/6) v Cardiff Blues (4/1) - at Aviva Stadium, Dublin (Saturday 7th April 2012)
Defending champions Leinster are 1/6 on to beat Cardiff Blues and continue their bid to win the competition they won in stunning style last year. The Pro-12 league leaders came from 22-6 down at half-time to beat Northampton 33-22 in the Heineken Cup final last year as they claimed the title for the second time in three years. They are firm favourites to make it three in four this season as they take on Cardiff Blues, who qualified for the last eight by virtue of being one of the best runners up in the Pool stages. Blues, 4/1 with Bet365, are currently seventh in the Pro-12 and they are sweating over the fitness of Sam Warburton, who struggled for fitness throughout Wales' victorious Six Nations campaign.
Munster (3/10) v Ulster (5/2) - at Thormond Park, Limerick (Sunday 8th April 2012)
Sunday's first quarter-final is an all-Irish affair as Munster, the top seeds in the competition, start 3/10 favourites with Bet 365 against Ulster (5/2), with the two sides set to meet for the first time in this competition. Munster were brilliant during the Pool stages as they won all six games and the 2008 champions will fancy their chances against Ulster. Munster are currently second in the Pro-12, eleven points behind Leinster, and the Heineken Cup looks like their most likely chance of silverware this season. Ulster are back in fifth in the Pro-12 and they only made the last eight of the Heineken Cup as one of the best runners up.
Saracens (4/5) v Clermont (evs) - at Vicarage Road, Watford (Sunday 8th April 2012)
Saracens, the only English side remaining in the competition, start as marginal 4/5 favourites with B365 for their last-eight clash with French outfit Clermont. The reigning Aviva Premiership champions are currently second in their domestic league and on course to retain that title, although they face a tough task to make it all the way to the Heineken Cup final. Clermont are currently second in the French Top-14 league and have won three of the past four meetings with Saracens, with the next fixture set to be a classic.
- The semi-final draw for the Heineken Cup was made on the same day as the quarter-finals and Saracens or Clermont will meet Leinster or Cardiff Blues, while the winners of Munster v Ulster take on Edinburgh or Toulouse in the other last four match.
40/1 Cardiff Blues
Odds supplied by Bet365.com, who provide a variety of betting markets, including live betting in-running, for all of the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.
|England are out for revenge in crucial Six Nations clash with Wales at Twickenham|
Double Odds On First Tryscorer Bets
|France start favourites for Six Nations match with Scotland at Murrayfield|
Scots Can Cover The Handicap
|Ireland are odds on to return to form with a Six Nations win over Italy|
Irish Bid To Avoid An Upset In Dublin
|Ireland can secure Six Nations win at Twickenham as England rue the loss of Dan Cole|
Irish Bid To Maintain Unbeaten Six Nations Start
|Italy tipped for victory in potential wooden spoon decider with Scotland|
Both Teams Are Winless Ahead Of Clash In Rome
|Wales can kickstart their Six Nations campaign with victory over France in Cardiff|
Defending Champions Are Yet To Fire This Year
|France can make it two wins from two with victory against Italy in Paris|
Home Side Odds On Favourites At Stade De France
|England odds on to secure Calcutta Cup by beating Scotland at Murrayfield|
England Bid To Bounce Back From Paris Defeat
|Match betting is tight for Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales in Dublin|
Warren Gatland Guards Against An O'Driscoll Backlash
|Ireland are odds on to begin the 2014 Six Nations with a win against Scotland|
Home Side Are Firm Favourites In Dublin
|Wales V France Betting Welsh Side Odds On To Seal The Grand Slam In Cardiff|
Wales meet France in a repeat of the World Cup semi final
|Italy V Scotland Odds Italians Could Cause An Upset In Wooden Spoon Decider|
Both sides are looking for their first Six Nations win
|England V Ireland 2012 Six Nations Odds Feisty Affair Set For Twickenham|
Can Lancaster Secure the Head Coach Position with a St Patricks Day Win over the Irish
|France V England Betting French Odds On To Win Six Nations Clash|
France are unbeaten in last ten at home in the Six Nations
|Ireland V Scotland Odds Tommy Bowe Heads The First Tryscorer Betting|
Ireland odds on to win at the Aviva Stadium
|Sire De Grugy Heads Betting For 2014 Queen Mother Champion Chase|
Sizing Europe Tipped To Turn Back The Years And Win A Second Queen Mother
|Red Sherlock Can Get The Better Of Faugheen In The Neptune Novices Hurdle|
Leading Pair Are Unbeaten Over Hurdles
|Morning Assembly Given The Nod In Competitive RSA Chase Renewal|
Ballycasey Heads The Betting For Mullins And Walsh
|West Indies V England 2nd T20 Visitors Looking To Bounce Back In Barbados|
Windies Favourites For The Win
|Sergio Aguero Looking To Inspire Man City To Historic Comeback|
Back The Striker To Score In Spain
BRAND NEW £250 free bet offer.
Open Account - Free £250 Bets With Paddypower
The UK based bookmaker Betfred is now offering up to £35 in free bets for new clients on their site.
Open Account - Free £35 Bets With Betfred
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a £50 free bet when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Bet £50 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.
Open Account - £50 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
Get free bets totalling £150 with bookmaker Sky Bet
Open Account - Open Account - Get £150 in free bets with Sky Bet
BetVictor is offering £100 in free bets to all new clients.
Open Account - Open Account - Free £100 Bets With BetVictor
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers