In fact, the TOP14 club can claim the honour of bagging the last two European victories against the reigning champions. But before they start to get carried away with that fact, Saracens have recovered so well from those dark days in that they are currently unbeaten in their last 17 Champions Cup matches.
Given the way they strangled Munster Rugby in the semi-final in Dublin it will take a brave man to bet against them at BT Murrayfield. But there is a long-held view in the Champions Cup that if you keep paying your dues, or keep hitting your head against the rock in Saracens terms, you will eventually get your due reward.
Twice before they have reached the final and twice they have let the biggest trophy in world club rugby slip from their grasp, on both occasions allowing RC Toulon to take the Champions Cup home with them.
Will it be third time lucky? Perhaps, but Franck Azema and Mark McCall both know that sentiment will play no part in determining the outcome. The winner will be the best prepared, most focussed and most disciplined team on the day.
They have been together for a long time and have a real core to them — you can see the spirit.
The two sides have clashed seven times in the tournament before and he has figured in all of them. But for the first time the England wing will be in Clermont colours.
He was a loser with Saracens in the final against RC Toulon and is looking to break his European duck in the Scottish capital. Not that anything is going to be given away before the big day. So, if we are playing well, we can win.
Finding a way through the Saracens steel-like defensive line proved too much for Munster and has guided them into six of the last seven possible finals in which they could have played in the Premiership and Champions Cup.
That might be so, but his side has shown throughout another great campaign they have enough firepower up front and behind to beat anyone. Everywhere you look across the park there are some fantastic match-ups — Chris Ashton against his former England wing colleagues Strettle and Nick Abendanon; the grace and guile of Alex Goode against the power of Scott Spedding at full back; Camille Lopez v Owen Farrell; the battle of the giants in the second row, Maro Itoje and Sebastien Vahaamahina, and then Fritz Lee against Billy Vunipola.
It has all the makings of a classic! The two previous finals in the Scottish capital were each won by margins of fewer than seven points, with Toulouse beating Stade Francais Paris after extra-time in while Leinster defeated Leicester in This will be the seventh Anglo-French final and the third in the last four seasons; both of Saracens' finals have been against French opposition, but this will be the first time Clermont have faced a team from outside the TOP 14 in the final.
Saracens are unbeaten in their last 17 games in the Champions Cup W16, D1 , equalling Leinster's record which was set between and also W16, D1.
To date, they have won 56 games in the Champions Cup and 43 in the Challenge Cup. Saracens have yet to concede a first-half try this season, however, Clermont have scored more tries than any other side in the first 40 minutes of matches The Saracens wing is currently level with Vincent Clerc on 36 tries.
The three top tacklers this season are all likely to feature in the final.