26-02-2023 Daily Rugby Predictions Gallagher Premiership Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks

Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks

The Chiefs welcome the Sharks to Sandy Park for this Gallagher Premiership match. The home team have run into some good form at just the right time of the season, winning three of their last four matches which has seen them climb to sixth on the table. They have however played one less match than the teams above them with a win in this match taking them into the all-important top 4 playoff positions. Sale on the other hand will still be a little shell shocked about losing their last match after leading by 20 points at one stage.

TIP: Sale despite the loss in the last match are comfortably placed in second spot on the table with 50 points and are almost assured of a playoff place. The Chiefs will be looking to continue their recent good form and will be boosted by the availability of try scoring machine Sam Simmonds after the number 8 was deemed surplus to requirements in the England camp. Another player keen to impress new England boss Steve Borthwick will be the visitors prop Bevan Rodd. The bookies have Exeter as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.80, Gbets 1.80 and Hollywoodbets 1.82


Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks

  • The Chiefs have won five of the last six matches between the teams.
  • The home team have won six of the last seven matches between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

The Chiefs beat Gloucester 24-17 in their last match while the Sale lost 38-34 in their last match against the Saints.


The Chiefs have started to show the form that made them perennial finalists in the league a few seasons back. They have always been a forward dominated team but the ruthlessness was missing in the early part of the season but gladly for them, it seems they have found their mojo. Sale play a similar sort of game as the Chiefs but they will be delighted that George Ford is finally fit and will be making his first start for the club after making his debut as a replacement in the last match. It is obvious to state that this match will be decided in the forwards although both sides have dangerous runners in the backline. I am predicting a home win by eight points.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Josh Hodge, 14 Jack Nowell (c), 13 Ian Whitten, 12 Solomone Kata, 11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Harvey Skinner, 9 Sam Maunder, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Jack Dunne, 4 Jannes Kirsten, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Jack Innard, 1 Scott Sio

Williams, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Joe Simmonds, 23 Tom Hendrickson


15 Joe Carpenter, 14 Tom Roebuck, 13 Rob du Preez, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 George Ford, 9 Gus Warr, 8 Jean-Luc du Preez, 7 Sam Dugdale, 6 Jono Ross (c), 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Ewan Ashman, 1 Bevan Rodd

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Chiefs victory are as follows:

Betway 1.80

Gbets 1.80

Hollywoodbets 1.82

Odds comparison on the Chiefs handicap:

The complete odds on the Chiefs handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-1.5)

Gbets 1.88 (-1.5)

Hollywoodbets1.90 (-1.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are decent returns on the Chiefs win but if you looking for better odds, we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-1.5),Gbets 1.88 (-1.5) and Hollywoodbets1.90 (-1.5)

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