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Nic Ladds 19th Dec 2009 - 21:32

A super Sunday of Heineken Cup action

After a thrilling Saturday of Heineken Cup action we don't stop for a minute with two games live on Sky, so just sit back and enjoy your second helping of top class rugby union.

Gloucester v Glasgow - 12:45 live on Sky Sports 3

Glasgow look to follow up their impressive 33-11 victory over Gloucester last week with another win the Kingsholm Stadium and they are 11/8 to get it with the home side favourites at 8/15.

The Warriors are missing star winger Thom Evans through injury for the trip south of the boarder so DTH van der Merwe (12/1 for first try) comes in on the wing with Dave McCall (12/1) and Max Evans (14/1) all looking to get Glasgow off to a flyer.

Gloucester all season have looked  shadow of the team they used to be but some improvement has been shown in recent weeks and with players like Tom Voyce (12/1), James Simpson - Daniel (14/1) and Carlos Spencer (16/1) to call on it is not hard to see why.

Both of these sides can still qualify for the quarter final stages and with Newport losing to Biarritz on Saturday, whoever wins this will be in pole position so expect a hard game with no easing off in the later stages.

Gloucester are asked to give up four points on the handicap at 10/11 while a winning margin in their favour of 1-5 points and 6-10 points are both 9/2 and after some poor results at home at the start of the season, they have recently beaten Leicester and Newcastle and they may be able to hold Glasgow.

However, the Warriors in recent weeks domestically have beaten Ulster, Cardiff and drawn with Ospreys away from home so a real thriller could be set up but without Evans, they may lack a killer instinct.

Tough one to call but home advantage may see Gloucester home but only just and a handicap tie bet at 16/1 is tempting and the best bet looks to be Charlie Sharples, who has been scoring for fun recently to go over first at 12/1 while for the more conservative he can be backed at 9/4 to score anytime.

Gloucester v Glasgow betting

Perpignan v Munster - 15:00 live on Sky Sports 3

A bruising encounter in store at the intimidating Stade Aime Giral where Munster arrive as 6/4 underdogs to get the better of Perpignan who are available at 1/2.

Munster carved out a victory by one point last week in Limerick but it was alarming to see all the points came from the boot of Ronan O'Gara while the French side ran in three tires and the thinking is that if they couldn't get over the line at home, then will they on foreign turf?

Flanker Yohan Vivalda has come out and said that it was like playing an academy side last week so you can be sure he'll be in for a rough afternoon but he score the first try last week and is 25/1 to do again with other dangers being Farid Sid at 12/1 and the Nicolas Durand at 20/1.

Munster of course have the ability to win this and would delight in all but knocking Perpignan out of the Heineken Cup at this stage which a defeat would condemn them too and they will look to Doug Howlett (12/1) and Keith Earls (16/1) for that killer instinct, while Ronan O'Gara will need to be at his creative best.

The home side will be fired up for this and should be able to cover the four point handicap at 10/11 while a winning margin of 6-10 points heads the betting at 9/2 and that looks about right as the boot of O'Gara will keep the pressure up but that relies on indiscipline from Perpignan and it looks like the only thing that will really beat the home side, is themselves.

Perpignan v Munster betting


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