31-12-2023 Daily Predictions Gallagher Premiership Leicester vs Bath

Leicester vs Bath

Leicester welcome Bath to Welford Road for the last Premiership encounter of 2023. The home team will be looking to bounce back after their 29-10 defeat to the Chiefs in the last round. The visitors have been flying high and are currently top of the log with 32 points after they saw off the challenge of Harlequins in the last round. Leicester would have been facing an uphill task but they have been assisted by the Bath management who have decided to give their key players a rest this weekend. The Tigers will be disappointed if they do not come away with a bonus point win.

TIP: The major reason for the resurgence of Bath this season has been the signing of Scottish maestro Finn Russell as he has been pulling the strings from the pivot position. He has brought to life the once dead backline of Bath and will be sorely missed in this match. Leicester will be looking to their World Cup winning flyhalf Handre Pollard to take control of the game and get his big pack on the front foot. The bookies have the Leicester as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.20 Gbets 1.21 and Hollywoodbets 1.23

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

Leicester vs Bath

  • Leicester have won four of the last five matches between the sides.
  • The last time Leicester lost at home to Bath was in 2020.

Latest results for both teams

Leicester lost 29-10 to Exeter in their last match while Bath beat Harlequins 25-17 in their last match.

PREDICTION

Bath may have named a second-string team but they still have plenty of experience with the likes of Chris Cloete and Louis Schreuder. They will however struggle with their attack as the playmaking duties will fall on Orlando Bailey. The Tigers have struggled on the road although their home form has been excellent of late. They will be looking to Pollard and the likes of Solomone Kata to get them on the front foot. The visitors will need to find a way to stop the Tigers rolling maul otherwise they could be in for a long afternoon. I am predicting a home win by more than 15 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Leicester  

15 Freddie Steward, 14 Harry Simmons, 13 Dan Kelly, 12 Solomone Kata, 11 Mike Brown, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Tom Whiteley, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Matt Rogerson, 5 Ollie Chessum, 4 George Martin, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Julián Montoya (c), 1 James Cronin

Bath   

15 Sam Harris, 14 Tom de Glanville, 13 Max Ojomoh, 12 Will Butt, 11 Matt Gallagher, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Chris Cloete, 6 GJ van Velze (c), 5 Josh McNally, 4 Quinn Roux, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Juan Schoeman

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Leicester victory are as follows:

Betway 1.20

Gbets 1.21

Hollywoodbets 1.23

Odds comparison on the Leicester handicap:

The complete odds on the Leicester handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-11.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-11.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-11.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Leicester outright win but if you are looking for better odds then we suggest backing the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-11.5), Gbets 1.87 (-11.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-11.5)

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