Leicester vs Gloucester
Champions Leicester welcomes Gloucester to Welford Road for this Premiership match. The home team are currently 5th on the table with 24 points while the visitors are a spot above with 25 points. Leicester will leapfrog their opponents if they manage to win. The visitors are well rested for this match after they send a B-team to play Leinster in the Champions Cup last week and were duly thrashed 55-0. Leicester on the other hand were pretty much at full strength in their last match as they overcame French giants Clermont 23-16.
TIP: It will be interesting to see if the tactic of resting their first team players pays dividends for Gloucester against a very strong Leicester team. The home team will be anxious to get the win and move back into the playoff positions. It will be a time of mixed emotions as Coach Steve Borthwick will be leaving after being appointed as England’s new head Coach. The bookies have Leicester as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.35 Playabets 1.35 and Sunbet 1.38
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Leicester vs Gloucester
- Leicester have won the last four matches between the sides.
- Gloucester have only won one of the last seven matches against Leicester.
Latest results for both teams
Leicester beat Clermont 23-16 in their last match while Gloucester lost 55-0 to Leinster in their last match.
Leicester showed against Clermont that they are regaining the form they showed from last season despite losing players of the calibre of Nemani Nadolo and George Ford. We can expect a titanic battle in the forwards as both teams rely heavily on their packs for go forward ball. Leicester’s biggest weapon is their rolling maul and this is also the case for the visitors. The team that is better at defending the maul will be victorious. The battle between wingers Anthony Watson and Jonny May promises to be one of the highlights of the match. I am predicting a Leicester win by more than 10 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Guy Porter, 12 Dan Kelly, 11 Harry Potter, 10 Charlie Atkinson, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 5 Calum Green, 4 Ollie Chessum, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 James Cronin. Gloucester
15 Lloyd Evans, 14 Alex Hearle, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Seb Atkinson, 11 Jonny May, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Steve Varney, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Lewis Ludlow (captain), 6 Freddie Clarke, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Cameron Jordan, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Santiago Socino, 1 Val Rapava Ruskin.
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Leicester victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Leicester handicap:
The complete odds on the Leicester handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89
Playabets (-7.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the Leicester outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-7.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-7.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-7.5) 1.84
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