Joint top of Pool 1 at the moment are Harlequins and Exeter who are both unbeaten and lie on 9 points. So it seems as if it will be a straight fight between these two teams but Gloucester lie just three points behind them so they have an outside chance of qualification. Lying bottom of Pool 1 are Newport Gwent Dragons who haven't picked up any points and look like they will be picking up the wooden spoon in the pool.
Pool 1 play the teams in Pool 4, so Exeter travel to Bath and Harlequins host London Welsh on Saturday. Gloucester will be playing Northampton who currently lie top of Pool 1 on 5 points with Bath and Ospreys closely following behind on 4 points. Ospreys play the Dragons so have a good chance of claiming a victory.
I think in Pool 1, it will be a straight fight between Exeter and Quins and I think that Quins will top that pool with having the easier fixtures. In Pool 4, it will be a close battle all the way but topping the pool will be Northampton but it will be close.
Pool 2 is the one that features Sale Sharks and this is the most closely contested pools with all sides having won but Worcester, Sale and Cardiff all picking up a bonus point. In Pool 3, this again is a closely contested pool with Saracens and London Irish on 6 points, Wasps on 5 points and Scarlets on 4.
Sale play Scarlets this Saturday before a trip to Wasps next week. Cardiff travel to Saracens, and play Irish next week,Worcester play Irish and Saracens and Scarlets play Sale and Leicester. Both of these pools will go down to the wire, and it is hard to predict but topping Pool 3 will be Saracens and Pool 2 will be topped by Sale Sharks or Worcester!
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