this should be a really open match with plenty of points and a couple of tries at both ends.
scarlets have a pretty awful record in this competition and have been seriously embarrassed in the past. but one thing i do like about the welsh club is that they always look to take the game to their opponents. theres some real speed out wide but id say they are lacking a bit of power in the forwards and at this level defence is just not strong enough. saying that quins have started slowly so this one they could win.
quins have plenty of experience and some top names in english rugby but its been a poor start to the new season with some real issues with their defence and set plays. no one wants to be going into the HC losing soft scores as this level of rugby is so strong even teams like scarlets will punish any soft tackles or a broken defensive line. for all their problems though quins will be one of the sides to watch in the group their attack can be outstanding even if we have yet to see it so far.
2 good attacking teams, 2 average defensive sides, some decent weather and an early fixture with less pressure, should be high scoring.
over 37.5 match points with wh at 1.91
Harlequins v Scarlets