Bayonne vs Glasgow Warriors Prediction: Bayonne can put Warriors to the sword

 | December 14 | 

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Having battled for a hard-fought draw at Munster in the opening round of the European Champions Cup, Bayonne are back in the home comforts of the Stade Jean Dauger to welcome Glasgow Warriors on Friday night.

Bayonne were trailing 14-3 at the break on the road at Munster but managed to force their way back into the contest before the final whistle blew with the scoreline at 17-17.

A disappointing first-half performance saw Glasgow suffer their first defeat of the season at Scotstoun at the hands of the Northampton Saints in the opening round.

Franco Smith’s Warriors now have a tough task ahead of them to avoid being winless heading into a round three trip to Exeter Chiefs on January 13th

Bayonne vs Glasgow Warriors Prediction

  • Bayonne -10.5 handicap @ 13/10

Match Odds

Bayonne are heavy favourites to land their first win of this Champions Cup campaign at 1/3, while Glasgow are 5/2 to pull off a shock win across the Channel. A tie at the Stade Jean Dauger is available at 18/1.

The hosts to be leading at half-time and full-time in the double result market is currently 8/11.

Team news

Bayonne signing Reece Hodge will get his first taste of the Stade Jean Dauger when he makes his home debut against Glasgow.

Last week’s trip to Munster came too soon for the Australia international but the former Melbourne Rebels star is set to run out against the Warriors.

As for Glasgow, Scotland centre Sione Tuipulotu has been given the armband ahead of the Warriors’ first-ever meeting with Bayonne.

George Turner returns in the only change to the front-row at hooker, alongside props Jamie Bhatti and Zander Fagerson.

Greg Peterson lines up alongside Alex Samuel in an all-new second row from the defeat to Northampton, while it’s a new back-row with Ally Miller, Gregor Brown and Thomas Gordon starting from the off.

George Horne is given the nod to start at scrum-half inside Ross Thompson in the No.10 jersey.

Scotland centres Tuipulotu and Huw Jones are reunited in the heart of the backline, while Ollie Smith, Kyle Rowe and Josh McKay make up the back three.

Bayonne -10.5 handicap @ 13/10 

After their impressive comeback at Munster last week it’s hard to look past a home victory on Friday night.

Bayonne have an impressive record on their own patch, winning all of their last six games at the Stade Jean Dauger.

Winning 35-16 against Pau and 34-19 against Montpellier in their last two home games, not only have Bayonne been winning,but they have been putting sides away convincingly.

Glasgow’s lacklustre first half against Northampton will be a cause for concern for Warriors fans ahead of this trip across the Channel.

Bayonne have the power up front and stars like Hodge in the backs to rack up the points against Glasgow and the hosts should fall on the right side of the -10.5 handicap judging by their recent performances at home.

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