Clermont Auvergne will be determined to make sure they add the scalp of double Heineken Cup winners, the Leicester Tigers, when the sides come face-to-face on Sunday.
The French side, who reached the Heineken Cup quarter-finals in 2010, know they need a home win in the first of their mouth-watering back-to-back clashes between the sides.
The Tigers, though, after a difficult start to their domestic campaign in the English Premiership come into this clash on the back of an impressive four-match winning streak in all competitions.
Clermont, who are currently second in the Top 14, have stuttered in recent weeks but have won their last nine Heineken Cup games at home at the intimidating Stade Marcel Michelin.
The French side know they need a home win over a Tigers side to keep them in the mix for a quarter-finals place before the return trip to Welford Road the following week.
Clermont: 15 Lee Byrne, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Aurélien Rougerie, 12 Wesley Fofana, 11 Julien Malzieu, 10 Brock James, 9 Morgan Parra, 8 Julien Bonnaire, 7 Alexandre Lapandry, 6 Gerhard Vosloo, 5 Nathan Hines, 4 Julien Pierre, 3 Davit Zirakashvili, 2 Benjamin Kayser, 1 Lionel Faure.
Replacements: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Clément Ric, 19 Jamie Cudmore, 20 Elvis Vermeulen, 21 Kevin Senio, 22 David Skrela, 23 Regan King.
Leicester Tigers: 15 Geordan Murphy, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Matt Smith, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Toby Flood, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Jules Salvi, 6 Tom Croft, 5 George Skivington, 4 Louis Deacon, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 George Chuter, 1 Marcos Ayerza.
Replacements: 16 Rob Hawkins, 17 Boris Stankovich, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Ed Slater, 20 Steve Mafi, 21 Sam Harrison, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Scott Hamilton.
Date: Sunday, December 11
Kick-off: 16:00 (15:00 GMT)
Venue: Stade Marcel Michelin
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: John Carvill (Ireland), Ollie Hodges (Ireland)
TMO: Tony Redmond (Ireland)
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