Exeter v Leinster — match facts
The clubs have met twice previously during Exeter’s debut season in Europe’s top flight, with Leinster winning both matches.
Three-time winners, Leinster, have won each of their last three games against Aviva Premiership opposition, with each of those victories coming by 15+ points.
The reigning Premiership champions have won their opening two games of the campaign, however, they’ve never won three in a row in the Champions Cup.
Leinster have lost just one of their last eight games in the Champions Cup (W6, D1), their only defeat in that run coming in last season’s semifinal against Clermont.
Leinster have won their last six games in a row at home, their best such run since winning 12 consecutive games in Dublin from December 2009 to October 2012.
Five of Exeter’s last six away games have been decided by margins of eight points or fewer (W2, L4), including two defeats by a single point.
Despite having the lowest ruck success rate (95%), Exeter Chiefs have enjoyed the longest time in possession this season, holding onto the ball for an average of 21 minutes and 15 seconds per game.
Leinster conceded just 12 penalties to date, the fewest of any side, while Exeter have conceded the second fewest (14, level with Ulster).
Henry Slade beat eight defenders in Exeter’s dramatic Round 2 victory at Montpellier, only Nemani Nadolo (9) evaded more tackles in the same match.
If Leinster are victorious at Sandy Park on Sunday, it will be their 100th competition win.