Biarritz host Gloucester at the Parc des Sports Augilera on Saturday, with the winner set to take control of Pool 2.

Both sides were victorious in their opening Heineken Cup fixtures last weekend and a second successive win would see either team deemed favourites for progression to the knockout stages.

Gloucester head coach Bryan Redpath admits that his side are not in the best of form, but Friday’s narrow win over the Dragons and the previous week’s league victory at Leeds Carnegie will at least have provided some momentum ahead of their trip to south west France.

The Cherry and Whites will hope that summer signing Nicky Robinson continues to produce the goods after the former Cardiff Blues fly-half was again one of his side’s key performers last time out.

But while Gloucester have struggled to find consistency so far this term, Biarritz have had no such trouble.

The Basque giants have won their last six competitive matches – a run that has included victories over Stade Francais, Brive, Toulon and Perpignan.

The sides met at this stage of the competition last season, with both teams triumphing by similar scorelines at their home grounds.

Gloucester were the victors 22-10 in round one in 2008/09, while Biarritz took the honours 24-10 in at the Parc des Sports Augilera in round six.