Worcester Warriors vs Harlequins
The Warriors will be in buoyant mood after they beat the Bristol Bears in their last match. It was their first league win in five matches. Harlequins also broke their win drought when they beat Wasps in their last match. The Warriors will be missing Duhan van der Merwe who is away on Scottish national duty. Harlequins have been severely hit with national call ups and are missing five key players. They struggled without these players losing three in a row until they beat Wasps.
TIP: Harlequins will be the more desperate side in this match as they are chasing a playoff place. Worcester may be in second last position on the log but are a massive ten points ahead of bottom club Bath. The home team performed very well in difficult weather conditions and will be hoping for more bad weather to negate the threat of Quins running game. The bookies have the Quins as favourites and I also tip them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.55, Playabets 1.52 and Sunbet 1.50
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Worcester vs Harlequins
- Harlequins have won three of the last five matches between the sides.
- Worcester won their last home match against Harlequins.
- Harlequins have won the last two matches between the sides.
Latest results for both teams
Worcester won their last match 19-14 against the Bears while Harlequins won their last match 29-24 against Wasps.
Worcester will be glad with a slow set piece dominated game plan while Quins love a fast paced high tempo match. The visitors have attacking threats all over the park with players like Tyrone Green and Andre Esterhuizen. They do however miss their magician Marcus Smith who is away on national duty. The Warriors will rely heavily on their loose trio who are both experienced and very powerful. The scrum will be keenly contested but Quins seem to have the edge. I predict an away win by 8 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Jamie Shillcock, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Alex Hearle, 12 Ashley Beck (c), 11 Will Chudley, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Gareth Simpson, 8 Sione Vailanu, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Joe Batley, 5 Graham Kitchener, 4 Matt Garvey, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Niall Annett, 1 Murray McCallum
15 Tyrone Green, 14 Oscar Beard, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Cadan Murley, 10 Will Edwards, 9 Danny Care, 8 Archie White, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Stephan Lewies (c), 5 Hugh Tizard, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Will Collier, 2 Jack Walker, 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:
Worldsportsbetting (-4.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-3.5) 1.89
Playabets (-4.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
The Warriors enjoy playing the territory game but need to be aware of the dangerous counter attackers on the Quins team. If the home team are not accurate with their kicking then they will be chasing shadows all match. The biggest threat to the home team will come from form Esterhuizen. If they can defend well against him then they could win this match. There are decent odds on the Harlequins win but we suggest the away team on the handicap for better returns. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-4.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-3.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-4.5) 1.81
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