Bath vs Gloucester
Two teams that are experiencing very different seasons meet at the Rec in this Gallagher Premiership match. Bath are last on the log with just four points from their nine matches. All these points are bonus points and they are yet to win a match this season. Gloucester are having one of their better seasons and are sitting in sixth place. They are just one point below the playoff positions. Bath have had their worst start to a season in their history. They have lost their last 12 matches across all competitions with their last win coming against Saints in June.
TIP: Bath will look to end their horror run but that will not be easy against a Gloucester side having a great season and who have only lost once in their last six matches. In these times of adversity the senior players need to step up with the likes of Ben Spencer and Jonathan Joseph needing big games to help the younger players in the team. The one area of strength for the Bath team is the scrum and they must look to attack Gloucester in this area. The bookies have Gloucester as favourites but I’m tipping Bath on the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.60, Playabets 2.35 and Sunbet 2.40
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Bath vs Gloucester
- Bath have won three of the last five matches between these sides.
- The home team has won the last four matches between these sides.
- The last time Bath lost at home to Gloucester was in 2017.
Latest results for both teams
Bath lost their last match 45-20 against Leinster while Gloucester beat Benetton 54-25 in their last match.
Gloucester have been a different team since the acquisition of Adam Hastings to the team. He has ignited the backline that features two of the best wingers in Europe in Johnny May and Louis Rees-Zammit. Bath will need to slow the Gloucester ball down or else they could be in serious danger from the potent Gloucester backline that also include all international center pairing of Chris Harris and Mark Atkinson. The Bath pack will hold the edge over the visitors and this is the reason I’m predicting a home win by 5 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Ruaridh McConachie, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Sam Underhill, 7 Mike Williams, 6 Tom Ellis, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Josh McNally, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Lewis Boyce
15 Lloyd Evans, 14, Louis Rees-Zammit, 13, Chris Harris, 12, Mark Atkinson, 11, Jonny May, 10, Adam Hastings, 9, Ben Meehan, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Freddie Clarke, 3 Kirill Gotovtsev, 2 Jack Singleton, 1 Val Rapava-Ruskin
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 victory:
Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+3.5) 1.83
Playabets (+3.5) 1.83
Predictions and Odds in details
Bath will want to end one of the worst chapters in their history with a win that will break their long win drought. They need all the experienced players to guide youngsters like Orlando Bailey and Max Ojomoh. Both these players have huge potential with Ojomoh in particular capable of breaking through any defence. The kicking of Bailey will be crucial as the Gloucester team have great counter attacking players so the kicks need to accurate. There are great returns on the Bath upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest Bath on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+3.5) 1.83 and Playabets (+3.5) 1.83
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