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Nic Ladds 10th Apr 2009 - 22:38

Cardiff to sing "les Blues" in the Heineken Cup quarter finals?

Three times winners of this tournament Toulouse are the 80 minute favourites in the betting at 8/13 here at William Hill heading into their weekend Heineken Cup quarter-final clash against the Cardiff Blues.

Hardly surprising as the French rugby giants, who travel to the Welsh capital in a repeat of the 2008 quarter-final in France, where Toulouse cruised to a devastating 41-17 victory of the Welsh, are again expected to outclass the Blues - a side who have had a relatively disappointing season in the Magners League and currently sit in eighth and captain Paul Tito knows what's expected.

"It's going to be a huge game, everyone involved knows what is up for grabs."

Cardiff boss Dai Young has a full squad to choose from for this Millennium Stadium crunch match and will be looking towards the likes of Leigh Halfpenny (11/1 for first try) and Gareth Thomas 12/1 to touch down first - to produce the goods early in the 80 minutes.

Cedric Heymans and Vincent Clerc are both priced the favourites to score the first try in the match at 10/1, however you may prefer to guess just how many points Toulouse could win by. View our winning margin betting where you can back the margin of victory with a repeat of last years result paying out at a hefty 18/1 with William Hill!

Cardiff are fourth in the outright betting priced at 13/2 to lift the Heineken Cup this year, with their opponents for Saturday, Toulouse at 10/3 hot on the heels of favourites Munster at 15/8.

The winners of this quarter final will progress through to the semis with the home advantage as they take on the winners of the Leicester v Bath clash, the second helping of Heineken Cup action on Saturday at 18:00.

The winners of the match will have 'home country' advantage in the semi-final against either Leicester or Bath.

Favourites for the second Saturday match Leicester, 4/9 in the 80 minute betting take to the field without banned prop Julian White, with All Black centre Aaron Mauger and former England captain Martin Corry also missing for quarter-final match at the Walkers Stadium, their opponents Bath available at 13/8 for the win.

These two sides met at this point in the Heineken Cup in 2006, when Bath - outsiders for Saturday's clash - edged a 15-12 victory despite being a man down late on in that game.

A repeat of this result would pay a handsome 15/2 in our winning margin market!

We've got all the options covered for this weekend's Heineken Cup action, as well as betlive opportunities as the matches start so place your bets & sit back as the action unfolds live on Sky Sports.

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