Bath will be determined to get their Heineken Cup campaign back on track after their last ditch defeat to Glasgow in their Pool 3 opener in north of the border last weekend.

The 1998 champions will welcome last season’s Top 14 finalists Montpellier, who were held to a 16-16 draw in their Pool opener by reigning champions Leinster, to the Recreation Ground on Sunday.

Bath are bottom of the Pool after the 26-21 defeat to Glasgow and know they have to beat their French visitors to keep their hopes of a place in the knockout stages of the tournament alive.

The Premiership side have a mixed recent record at home in Europe but have won 11 of their 18 games against French opposition. Montpellier have played Bath twice in Europe and lost both games but this will be their first Heineken Cup game away from home.

The French side, who were the talk of last season’s Top 14 in France, are in their first season of Heineken Cup rugby but will be still wondering how they threw away a home victory against the reigning champions last weekend.