Bath vs Gloucester
Bath play host to Gloucester at the Rec in this Premiership encounter. The home team have been in sublime form this season despite their loss in the last match. They were beaten by Leicester Tigers but they did send a weakened team for that match. Gloucester on the other hand have had a nightmare season and find themselves second from bottom on the table. In their defence, they have had a horrific injury list to start the season. in recent weeks most of their star players have returned to action. Including the likes of Adam Hastings, Zach Mercer and Ruan Ackermann.
TIP: Bath are back to full strength for this match with Finn Russell back at ten to pull the strings. A bonus point win for the home side could see them return to the top of the table. Gloucester were unlucky in their last match as they had an incredible come back in the second half only to lose 32-26 to Harlequins. They look a different team now that many of their first team regulars are back in the side. The bookies have the Bath as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.28 Gbets 1.28 and Hollywoodbets 1.26
Bath vs Gloucester
- Gloucester have won five of the last seven matches between the sides.
- Bath have won the last two matches between the sides.
Latest results for both teams
Bath lost 35-22 to the Leicester Tigers in their last match while Gloucester lost 32-26 to Harlequins in their last match.
Bath have been transformed this season thanks in the main to Russell but he has also made the players around him look like world beaters. Winger Joe Cokanasiga looked to have played his last test for England a few years ago but has been in sublime form this season. The main reason is that the Bath wingers are now seeing the ball as Russell is not afraid to involve the wingers. Gloucester have also looked good in attack now that Hastings is back in the ten jersey. We could be in for an exciting match although Bath have the edge in the forwards. I am predicting a home win by more than 10 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Cameron Redpath, 11 Will Muir, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Miles Reid, 6 GJ van Velze, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Elliott Stooke, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Beno Obano
15 Santi Carreras, 14 Jonny May, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Seb Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Caolan Englefield, 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Ruan Ackermann, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Freddie Clarke, 3 Fraser Blamain, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Mayco Vivas
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Bath victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Bath handicap:
The complete odds on the Bath handicap:
Betway 1.90 (-9.5)
Gbets 1.87 (-9.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-9.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor odds on the Bath outright win but if you are looking for better odds then we suggest backing the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-9.5), Gbets 1.87 (-9.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-9.5)
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