Saracens have been to the 'Pink City' and won before. That was back in the first round in 2000/01 when they pulled off a 32-22 victory before going on to do the double with a 37-30 home win.
Since losing to Wembley, and getting a hammering at Northampton Saints the next weekend in October, Sarries have strung together a 10 match winning streak that is bound to have given them the confidence and belief they need to go and win in Toulouse. If they do, they the Pool will be theirs to lose.
A 19-12 home win over ASM Clermont Auvergne last weekend was the perfect warm-up for Guy Noves and his team. That made it eight straight home wins in the Top 14 and the only team to beat Toulouse on their own patch this season is Connacht.
- Saracens have won two of their three meetings with Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. However, Toulouse triumphed 17-16 at Wembley Stadium in Round 2.
- Saracens are the tournament's top scorers so far with 17 tries and an average of 35.5 points per game.
- Toulouse have the poorest goalkicking success rate in the tournament (56%).
- Toulouse average 29 defenders beaten per game this season, more than any other club and well above the tournament average of 15.9.
- Louis Picamoles leads the defenders-beaten chart after four rounds having evaded 22 attempted tackles to date.
- Saracens lead the way in turnovers in the competition with an average of 12.8 per game after four rounds.
- Maxime Médard and Chris Ashton are joint top of the try-scoring charts with four apiece before Round 5 (Naipolioni Nalaga of Clermont also has four tries).
- Saracens have won two of their last three away fixtures cross-channel (both against Racing Metro 92), but have won just three of eight overall in France.
- Toulouse have won 15 of their last 16 home matches against English opposition.
- Saracens (15,285) and Toulouse (15,184) have accumulated more Amlin Opta Index points than any other club in Europe this season.