But coach Eric Elwood's side do have an impressive record against French sides in the Amlin Challenge Cup, having 27 wins and 20 defeats against French clubs.
Biarritz have won eight and lost seven of their Heineken Cup matches against Irish opponents, but have managed to win six of their last eight games against the Irish provinces.
• Connacht have lost two out of two against French opponents in the Heineken Cup. In the Amlin Challenge Cup, they have 27 wins and 20 losses against teams from France.
• Biarritz have failed to string two wins together in their last eight games in the Heineken Cup, but have also not lost consecutive matches in that period. If their current trend of form continues against Connacht, they will lose this game.
• The French outfit have won eight and lost seven Heineken Cup matches against Irish sides. Six of those eight wins came in their last eight encounters against Irish outfits.
• Connacht have won 15 line-outs so far this season, a joint-low in the tournament so far.