Jeremy Guscott: 'Leicester Tigers can beat Toulon'

Jeremy Guscott
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Jeremy Guscott says that Leicester Tigers have a chance against Toulon in the Heineken Cup on Sunday.

Former England centre Jeremy Guscott has no doubts that Leicester Tigers can beat Toulon when they meet in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals at the weekend.

The two sides meet in France on Sunday, with Toulon possessing top spot in the French domestic Top 14 league and home advantage for the clash.

Despite their recent good form, Guscott expects the French outfit to be too strong for the Tigers.

"Of course a win is possible, especially off the back of such an emphatic win against Saints at the weekend," Guscott told BBC Sport.

"However, statistics, which everyone knows I'm fond of, tell us that it's incredibly difficult for away teams to win in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals, and I have to admit I expect the hosts to win."

Leicester are currently second in the Aviva Premiership following their 36-8 victory over East Midlands rivals Northampton Saints on Saturday.

Leicester Tigers head coach Richard Cockerill during the match against Benetton Treviso on December 9, 2012
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