Premiership Rugby Week 4 Betting Preview

Premiership Rugby Week 4 Betting Preview

We’re into week 4 of the Premiership Rugby season and we aren’t far away from teams having a complete squad after the World Cup. Throughout the season, make sure to take a look at our Premiership Rugby betting tips for previews every week, and head over to Bet UK’s online betting for the latest rugby betting odds for all matches.

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Sale Sharks v London Wasps - 19:45pm Friday 8th November

Both Sale and Wasps have got off to stuttering starts in the Premiership this season, with a win a piece to go with their 2 defeats. These two met in the Premiership Rugby Cup back in October, with Sale edging a tight game 24-20. Wasps will surely be looking for early revenge and make it 2 wins from 2.

Bet On Sale v Wasp

Sale Sharks - 2/9 To Win

Sale got off to a slow start in their match against Bristol and failed to recover as they fell to a 16-10 loss. In the opening 40, Sale conceded 3 penalties which were all duly converted by Bristol. It could have been worse for Sale, who simply failed to get out of the blocks from the get go. Sale hit back with a penalty of their own after the break, but failed to push on. Even when Chris Vui was sent to the sin bin, it was Bristol who scored, rather than Sale taking the advantage. Sharks scored a late try and conversion, but by then there wasn’t enough time to force a surprise win.

London Wasps - 3/1 To Win

Wasps won one of the games of the week in Round 3, beating Bath 30-22 in an entertaining match. Both sides hit plenty of penalties in the first half, with Bath leading 9-6 after 35 minutes. Bath looked like maintaining their lead going into the break, but a 42nd minute Will Rowlands’ try, and a conversion from Lima Sopoaga, sent Wasps in at 13-9. Bath hit back through Zach Mercer early in the second half, and when Rhys Priestland hit a penalty, Bath were 19-13 up. 2 quickfire tries from Wasps reversed the score again, finding themselves 27-19 up with 5 minutes left. A late penalty for either side ended the match with Wasps grateful to get their first win of the season at home.

Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears - 15:00pm Sunday 10th November

This is a game between 2 of the more impressive teams so far in the Premiership Rugby. Exeter and Bristol both sit in the top 5 and have won 2 of their 3 games so far this season. Over the last 5 games between both sides, there has been an average of 51 points scored, so we could be in for a treat on Sunday.

Bet On Exeter v Bristol

Exeter Chiefs - 4/19 To Win

A late fightback from Exeter spared them from an embarrassing defeat away at Worcester on Saturday. Worcester were pre season favourites to be relegated but have looked impressive in their opening 3 games.That form showed better than ever in the first half against Exeter, as Perry Humphreys scored 2 tries, with a conversion and 2 penalties from Duncan Weir. Jack Maunder scored a late first half try for the Chiefs, bringing the score to 17-10 heading into the break. Matt Kvesic’s try, followed by a Joe Simmonds conversion, brought the scores level, before Worcester hit back immediately with a penalty of their own. Worcester looked like pulling off a shock win, before Harry Williams scored a late try with 5 minutes left, completing the comeback for Exeter.

Bristol Bears - 33/10 To Win

Bristol took advantage of Sale’s slow start to the season, rising the table to 2nd, just behind Northampton. Bristol found themselves 9-0 up after half an hour and were in complete control at Ashton Gate. In a duller second half, Bristol still controlled the game but were rocked by a yellow card shown to Chris Vui. That didn’t last for long, however, when the Bears scored the opening try of the game, despite having a man disadvantage. A very late try from Sale threatened to rattle Bristol, but in front of their home ground under the floodlights, there was never really any doubt. Bristol were another side that many didn’t expect to perform, but they look like an outsider for the playoffs with 3 games played.

The Rest Of The Week 4 Fixtures

Gloucester v Saracens - 15:00pm Saturday 9th November

Rather than focusing on a rematch of last years’ play off semi final, much of the talk around Gloucester and Saracens has focused on the sanctions imposed on Saracens from the Premiership Rugby board. After years of breaking the salary cap rules, Saracens were deducted 35 points and fined £5m. That obviously sends them to the bottom of the table on -26 points and leaves them now fighting against relegation. However, last season it would have taken 48 points for Saracens to be relegated, so we can’t count them out now. It would have been hard for Saracens to focus on rugby this week, so expect Gloucester to take advantage and pile on the misery with a win.

Bath (2/3) v Northampton Saints (6/5) - 15:00pm Saturday 9th November

Bet On Bath v Northampton

Northampton continued steamrolling through the league with a 40-22 win over Harlequins on Saturday. It was vintage Northampton, scoring 5 tries but also conceded 3, proving that they haven’t changed their methodology from the last few seasons. For Bath, they ended up on the wrong end of a 30-22 scoreline but they can take positives from the match. Especially from their scoring, which will come in well against Northampton. This should be another high scoring match, but Saints should edge it and maintain their perfect record.

Harlequins (2/9) v Worcester Warriors (16/5) - 15:00pm Saturday 9th November

Bet On Harlequins v Worcester

The way that Harlequins played against Northampton would have been enough for a win against almost any other side in rugby union. They were unfortunate to come up against an incredible attacking outfit, but they can look back on the match positively. They threatened going forward against a strong side, even if they did suffer defensively. It's a similar story for Worcester, who were beaten, but won’t be ashamed of their performance.

London Irish (10/13) v Leicester Tigers (21/20) - 15:00pm Sunday 10th November

Bet On London Irish v Leicester

Many expected that London Irish would be absolutely whitewashed away at Saracens but ultimately, they were unlucky not to win. Irish were 13-10 up late in the second half, but a late try and contentious penalty for Saracens handed the win to the reigning champions. After a summer of positivity for Leicester, the Tigers find themselves lingering at the foot of the table. A win at the weekend against Gloucester has restored some of that early season positivity however. It was another late penalty that decided this match and Leicester will be hoping to push on against London Irish. We think that they could nick a win here, despite Irish having the home advantage.

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