Saracens will look to make it three from three on Sunday in a rematch of the 2017 Champions Cup final against Clermont Auvergne.

The London side secured bonus-point wins against Northampton Saints and Ospreys in round one and two, but only defeated the latter by two points.

A painful defeat at the hands of Harlequins in the Premiership last weekend means Mark McCall’s men have lost their last five games in all competitions.

The head coach fields a strong side with plenty of internationals including Owen Farrell and a return for Schalk Burger in place of the injured Maro Itoje.

Their French opponents have not lost in their last three games in the Top 14 but will play without injured Camille Lopez and Luke Mc Alister this weekend due to injury.

Clermont lost to Sarries in the final last year, the third time in which the French side had made it to the last stage and not been victorious.  

Alex Goode makes his 50th Champions Cup appearance for Saracens against a Clermont side who have also not lost a game in their opening rounds.

Goode said: “We’ve had a great start to the competition with two bonus-point wins and I think we know that we weren’t at our best against the Ospreys defensively but it’s a huge challenge for the club.

“We know we’re there to be shot at but we’re a top side.

“You don’t become a bad side overnight after a couple of losses and it’s a great opportunity for us to go out there and put a massive performance in against a top club in Europe and show just what a good side we are.

“I think with Clermont they have a very physical and big pack as you’d expect for a French team but they also have some phenomenal athletes along with some other really exciting, dangerous players out wide.

“In their back row the likes of Fritz Lee and Peceli Yato are highly skilled and brilliant athletes.

“Also there they’ve also got a plethora of talent as well as guys who can strike from anywhere and make something happen as we found out in the Champions Cup final against them.

 “As a team you have to be very alert these of things, they’ve got a good balance of a pack that works extremely hard and is very strong in that aspect of the game like all French packs but they’ve got a mixture of exciting, dangerous people out wide.”