Harlequins vs Saracens
Both teams will be looking to looking to challenge for the title this season and Harlequins got their season off to a great start last weekend when they beat Newcastle Falcons. Saracens had a bye in the opening round of the Premiership. These teams met in the semi-finals of the league last season with Saracens coming out on top. Quins will no doubt be looking for revenge for that defeat but they will have to do it the hard way as they have some key players like Marcus Smith and Andre Esterhuizen unavailable.
TIP: There was a call by the English national team management to give the international players the opening weeks of the league off for rest but that call was not followed by Saracens as they have selected a full strength squad for this match. Quins have some new players like Lennox Anyanwu and Lewis Gjaltema in their team and these players can expect a baptism of fire from the Saracens forwards. 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 1.53, Playabets 1.51 and Sunbet 1.56
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Harlequins vs Saracens
- Saracens have won the last five matches between the sides.
- Harlequins have only won one of the last ten matches against Saracens.
Latest results for both teams
Harlequins beat Newcastle Falcons 40-31 in their last match while Saracens lost 15-12 to Leicester Tigers in their last match.
The Saracens team are packed with internationals and they will be targeting Quins at the set piece as they seem to have the edge in this area. Owen Farrell will be pulling the strings for the visitors and they also have the firepower of Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola in the pack. One of the highlights of the game will be Alex Dombrandt up against Vunipola at the back of the scrum as both men are fighting for the England number eight jersey. The Saracens team have too much experience and power for this Quins team therefore we are backing the visitors to win by 12 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Tyrone Green, 14 Joe Marchant, 13 Luke Northmore, 12 Lennox Anyanwu, 11 Cadan Murley, 10 Tommy Allan, 9 Lewis Gjaltema, 8 Alex Dombrandt, 7 Will Evans, 6 Jack Kenningham, 5 Irne Herbst, 4 George Hammond, 3 Will Collier, 2 George Head, 1 Joe Marler
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 Maro Itoje, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Tom Woolstencroft, 1 Eroni Mawi
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Saracens victory are as follows:
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 are backing the visitors on the handicap. 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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