Gloucester vs Harlequins
Two teams, Gloucester and Harlequins that are chasing playoff positions meet at the Kingsholm Stadium in what promises to be a tightly contested match. They have almost identical records on the table with both sides on 32 points after 13 games, just a single point behind fourth placed Northampton Saints. Both teams come into this match in poor form and will be hoping the international break allowed them to recharge their batteries. The home team has only won one of their last five league matches while Quins are winless in their last four matches.
TIP: Both teams are missing key players due to their involvement with their respective national teams, so it will be interesting to see the depth of these teams. Despite this there is still plenty of international quality in both teams. Gloucester have started Santi Carreras at flyhalf which is an indication that they want to be playing a more attacking game. They have been accused of being too one dimensional this season, so they could surprise the visitors in this game. The bookies have Gloucester as favourites but I’m tipping Harlequins for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 3.00, Gbets 3.00 and Hollywoodbets 2.90
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Gloucester vs Harlequins
- Harlequins have won the last seven matches between the sides
- The last time Gloucester beat Harlequins was in 2019.
Latest results for both teams
Gloucester lost 24-17 in their last match to the Chiefs while Harlequins lost 42-24 to London Irish in their last match
Harlequins have struggled this season without their star flyhalf, Marcus Smith and unfortunately for them he is not available again. They will however have Italian flyhalf Tommy Allan at ten and if he can get the likes of Andre Esterhuizen and Nick David into the game then they could pose serious problems for the home team. Gloucester have proven exceptional in the forwards but have lacked any creativity in their attack especially when they can’t dominate the opposition up front. Their main attacking weapon is their lineout maul and if Harlequins can defend the maul, they will win the match. We are backing the visitors to win by 4 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Lloyd Evans, 14 Jonny May, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Seb Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Santi Carreras, 9 Ben Meehan, 8 Albert Tuisue, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Ruan Ackermann, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Freddie Clarke, 3 Kirill Gotovtsev, 2 Seb Blake, 1 Val Rapava-Ruskin
15 Nick David, 14 Cadan Murley, 13 Oscar Beard, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Tommy Allan, 9 Danny Care, 8 Tom Lawday, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 James Chisholm, 5 Irne Herbst, 4 Dino Lamb, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Jack Musk, 1 Joe Marler
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Harlequins victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Harlequins handicap:
The complete odds on the Harlequins handicap:
Betway 1.85 (+3.5)
Gbets 1.88 (+3.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are excellent odds on the Gloucester upset win but if you looking a safety bet, we suggest the visitors on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows Betway 1.85 (+4.5), Gbets 1.88 (+4.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (+45)
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