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Nic Ladds 17th Oct 2009 - 11:13

We take aim at the rest of the Heineken Cup action

With Heineken Cup action going on all afternoon you won't have a chance to take breath, and here we preview Saturday's final three games going right up until the evening.

Brive v Leinster - 15:45 live on Sky Sports 2

Last year's champions Leinster suffered an opening home defeat to plucky London Irish but are 4/7 favourites to make amends against 13/10 Brive who lost to the Scarlets last week.

On paper Leinster arguably look the strongest side with the likes of Rob Kearney, Isa Nacewa, Luke Fitzgerald and Brian O'Driscoll all starting in the back line and many will fancy them to overcome a -4 start on the handicap at odds of 10/11.

Brive are not invincible at home either having lost to Biarritz, and scraped a win against Castre and drew with Montferrand meaning the formidable Irish side should be able to take this is play anywhere near their best.

Indeed they need to after an opening home defeat and the feeling is they can do with a bit to spare, may be a winning margin of 6-10 points looks about right at odds of 6/1 which can help them get their Heineken Cup campaign for this season properly underway.

Brive v Leinster betting

Edinburgh v Ulster - 15:45 live on Sky Sports Red Button

Ulster are in scintillating form and should they defy odds of 6/4 and beat 1/2 favourites Edinburgh, it will be their fourth win in a row.

The home side got pummelled by Stade Francais last week and while Ulster aren't quite in their league they visit an Edinburgh side who have lost three on the bounce and the Irish side look good value receiving a five point start at odds of 10/11.

The likes of Timoci Nagusa and Andrew Trimble should enjoy playing on a big pitch like Murrayfield and both look good for first try both at 12/1, while for the home side Tim Visser looks the best bet to go over first at 11/1.

Just to be safe a bet on Ulster on the dozen winning margin market with them to win by 1-12 points looks the bet at 5/2 although it is entirely possible to see them cover the handicap in what should be a tense, close game.

Edinburgh v Ulster betting

Harlequins v Toulouse - 18:00 live on Sky Sports 2

Harlequins were unlucky last week not to have got something out of their game against Cardiff where they simply could not break through the solid Blues defence when it mattered and they are outsiders this week at 13/10 against 4/7 Toulouse.

'Quins rested three of their key players last week and this week they welcome back Nick Easter (20/1 for first try), Danny Care (20/1) and Ugo Monye (11/1) which will certainly give them a much needed boost.

Toulouse were magical in dismantaling a weak Sale side last week but they won't have it quite all their own way this time and they will have to work hard to overcome a four point deficit on the handicap at odds of 10/11.

In the likes of Vincent Clerc (10/1 for first try), Maxime Medard (14/1) and Yannick Jauzion (14/1) they have some of the greatest talent France has to offer and if 'Quins are to snatch victory then it may be by just 1-5 points at 9/2, while after the speight of draws this season, punters may fancy some of the 18/1 on offer about that result here.

Toulouse have the talent to take this for sure but at The Stoop and with three of their key players back, Harlequins can give this a good go and if they go down it won't be by much and they are the pick receiving five points on the handicap at 10/11 in what looks the best match of the day.#

Harlequins v Toulouse betting


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