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Nic Ladds 24th Jan 2009 - 8:45

Leicester aiming for the top - final pool matches

It's the final round of Heineken Cup games before the knockout stages and some of the biggest teams around have everything to play for.

There are six exciting games for you to get involved in and below we have previewed the three televised games so you can have a good idea of where your hard-earned cash should go.

You can also bet in running on the televised matches so you won't miss out on any betting opportunity.


13:35 Harlequins v Scarlets - live on Sky Sports 2

Harlequins are guaranteed to finish top of the group regardless of the outcome but they will cement themselves a home quarterfinal place with a bonus point victory. Scarlets have nothing to play but pride but they will be keen to put in a good performance to take some momentum back into the Magners League.

This should be a facile victory for the 'Quins as their match odds of 1/7 suggest with the Welsh side available at 4/1 in the betting.

They should be capable of covering a 12-point handicap at odds of 10/11 with the Scarlets at 10/11 in receipt of the 12.

If you don't think 'Quins will quite make the handicap then a winning margin of 6-10 points at 11/2 might be more to your liking.

Ugo Monye and Jordan Turner-Hall are constant threats and are 10/1 and 12/1 respectively in the betting to score the first try with Scarlets biggest threat probably Lee Williams at 12/1 to go over first.

Recommendation:
Harlequins -12 points - 10/11

15:35 Montauban v Munster - live on Sky Sports 2

Like Harlequins, should Munster secure a bonus point victory they will guarantee themselves a home quarterfinal place.

Montauban are bottom of the group but have won their last three home games so are not without a chance at 11/4 with Munster at odds of 1/4.

Montauban should hold little fear for the Irish side and they are more than capable of covering a nine-point handicap at 10/11 with the French side also 10/11 receiving a nine-point head start.

Doug Howlett is still one of the world's best wingers and is by far the best first try scorer option at 10/1.

Recommendation:
Doug Howlett to score the first try - 10/1

17:35 Ospreys v Leicester - live on Sky Sports 1

This is by far the most exciting clash of the day as either team can still finish top of the group.

If Leicester win then they are guaranteed top while Ospreys need to win and deny The Tigers bonus points so this should be a hard fought, exciting game.

The Welsh side have an excellent home record and are rightly favourites at odds of 4/9 while Leicester are 13/8 in the betting.

Just at Leicester did, Ospreys just lost to Perpignan last week but a major positive was the returning Shane Williams scoring a try and the Welsh star is 9/1 to score the first one today. Gavin Henson has looked sharp recently and is always a threat at 16/1 to go over first.

For Leicester, Johne Murphy is 12/1 to score the first try with Matt Smith also 12/1 and Geordan Murphy 16/1.

This will be close and Ospreys giving up six points at odds of 10/11 reflects just how close it is.

This could turn in to a game of cat and mouse with both teams putting emphasis on defence but Ospreys will have to go for it sometime and it could come down to whoever makes the least unforced errors that will take this.

However with Leicester missing flanker Lewis Moody, the Welsh side might find it just that big easier to break through and get that win they are desperate for.

Either way this will be an absolute joy to watch.

Recommendation:
Ospreys to win by 6-10 points - 9/2

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