01-10-2022 Daily Predictions United Rugby Championship Saracens vs Leicester Tigers

Saracens vs Leicester

Two giants of English rugby meet in this mouthwatering clash. Saracens needed to call on all their reserve power in their last match as they edged out Gloucester 41-39 in a come from behind victory. They have made hard work of winning as they also struggled against Harlequins in their season opener. They have not been playing well but have still managed to win. The mark of a great team is to play poorly and still win. Champions Leicester seem to be to back to their best so this could be another close match.  

TIP: Leicester have recovered from their opening day loss to the Chiefs and have looked in superb form in their last two matches. There was a concern when George Ford left for the Sharks but they have hardly missed him as Freddie Burns has been pulling the strings with absolute ease. The home team need to stop their habit of conceding soft tries as a loss is on the cards if this continues. The bookies have Saracens as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.47, Playabets 1.44 and Sunbet 1.47

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Saracens vs Leicester

  • Leicester have won two of their last three matches against Saracens
  • Saracens have won six of the last eight matches between these teams

Latest results for both teams

Saracens beat Gloucester 41-39 in their last match while the Tigers beat Saints 41-21 in their last match.

PREDICTION

In the past when these two team met you could be assured of them playing a very similar game plan but it has been obvious that Saracens are trying to be more expansive which is very entertaining but it also comes with high risk. This is the reason for them conceding a usually high number of points in their opening two games. Leicester will have England flyer Anthony Watson making his debut and he will be keen to get his career at the Tigers off to a winning start. The match will ultimately be decided by the forwards and Saracens have the advantage despite missing Maro Itoje. I am predicting a Saracens win by 8 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

Saracens

15 Elliot Daly, 14 Max Malins, 13 Alex Lozowski, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Lewington, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Theo McFarland, 5 Hugh Tizard, 4 Callum Hunter-Hill, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Leicester

15 Freddie Steward, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Phil Cokanasiga, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Kini Murimurivalu, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Olly Cracknell, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Charlie Clare, 1 James Cronin

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Saracens victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.47

Playabets 1.44

Sunbet 1.47

Odds comparison on the Saracens handicap:

The complete odds on the Saracens handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.95

Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89

Playabets (-5.5) 1.81

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the Saracens outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-5.5) 1.95, Sunbet (-5.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-5.5) 1.81

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