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Can Saracens lead the way and make history?

May 10th, 2019 Home, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release, Rugby

Saracens are favourites to win the European Champions Cup and if they win, they help to create history.

Never before has a country had both the European champions in football and rugby, but now this is a real prospect.

English champions Saracens take on Irish giants Leinster in the final, which will take place at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

Leinster are the defending European champions, whilst Saracens are looking for a third title in four years having won in 2016 and 2017.

England’s Football and Rugby European Champions
1968 Football Manchester United
1977 Football Liverpool
1978 Football Liverpool
1979 Football Nottingham Forest
1980 Football Nottingham Forest
1981 Football Liverpool
1982 Football Aston Villa
1984 Football Liverpool
1998 Rugby Bath
1999 Football Manchester United
2000 Rugby Northampton Saints
2001 Rugby Leicester Tigers
2002 Rugby Leicester Tigers
2004 Rugby Wasps
2005 Football Liverpool
2007 Rugby Wasps
2008 Football Manchester United
2012 Football Chelsea
2016 Rugby Saracens
2017 Rugby Saracens

Now the two teams, largely regarded as the best in Europe, are meeting but Saracens will need to get one over on a side they have never beaten, indeed they want revenge for last year when Leinster knocked them out at the quarter-final stage.

No team has won the European title more than Leinster’s four, but they go into the game as slight underdogs at around 11/10 with Saracens at 10/11 to win.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “This is a clash of the two best around, and really is a mouthwatering prospect – and it is almost too close to call.

“Saracens are favourites, but it could get even closer when kick-off approaches, but should Saracens win – it will be an historic event for England to have Europe’s finest in both club rugby and football, something which has never happened before.”

Selected match odds:

Saracens – 10/11
Leinster – 11/10
Draw – 22/1

*Odds correct at time of publishing

Spokesman Peter Watton is available for further comment or one-on-one interviews on this subject or anything connected with a betting market – for more information please contact press@oddsmonkey.com or call 01916404262