Aviva Premiership Preview - Round 16 - The Gambling Times

Aviva Premiership Preview – Round 16

The Aviva Premiership continues into round 16 with leaders Exeter looking to return to winning ways.

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

After back-to-back defeats, defending Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs will aim to regain form when they welcome Northampton Saints to Sandy Park on Saturday.

Reverses at the hands of lowly Worcester Warriors and Wasps have seen Exeter lose top spot, but 10th-placed Northampton, who were victorious last weekend, will face an uphill battle in Devon.

PREDICTION: Exeter Chiefs Win
Match odds: Exeter 1/10 Northampton 6/1
Unibet pick: Exeter -15.5 @10/11

Bath Rugby v Sale Sharks

Sixth-placed Bath Rugby will aim to press on towards the Premiership top four on Saturday as they host Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground.

Just four points separate eighth-placed Sale from Bath ahead of Saturday’s clash, with both clubs seeking a return to form after Round 15 defeats.

PREDICTION: Bath Rugby Win
Match odds:  Bath 33/100 Sale 23/10
Unibet pick: Bath @33/100

Gloucester Rugby v Wasps

Gloucester Rugby will seek to close the gap on third-placed Wasps when the clubs meet for the pick of Round 16 clashes at Kingsholm.

Last season’s runners-up Wasps hold a six-point advantage over the Cherry and Whites and coming off the back of a defeat to Worcester Warriors last weekend, Gloucester could be vulnerable and slip out of the top four.

PREDICTION: Wasps Win
Match odds: Gloucester 22/25 Wasps 22/25
Unibet pick: Wasps @22/25

Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons will aim to return to the Premiership top four on Saturday when they travel to the Twickenham Stoop to face ninth-placed Harlequins.

Fifth-placed Falcons are riding high once again after victory over Bath Rugby last weekend, leaving them one point adrift of the semi-final berths, while Harlequins come into the game on the back of a hat-trick of defeats.

PREDICTION: Newcastle Falcons Win
Match odds: Harlequins 1/2 Newcastle 31/20
Unibet pick: Newcastle +3.5 @10/11

London Irish v Worcester Warriors

The Aviva Premiership’s two lowest ranked sides come together at the Madejski Stadium as rock bottom London Irish host Worcester Warriors.

A rejuvenated Warriors have claimed the scalps of Gloucester Rugby and Exeter Chiefs in recent weeks, meaning they stand just one point away from taking 10th place, while London Irish still have not won since Round 1.

PREDICTION: Worcester Warriors Win
Match odds: London 59/50 Worcester 4/6
Unibet pick: London @59/50

Saracens v Leicester Tigers

Premiership leaders Saracens will aim to extend their lead at the summit with the visit of seventh-placed Leicester Tigers to Allianz Park on Sunday.

After overtaking Exeter Chiefs at the helm, Saracens have taken control of the English top flight, while Leicester Tigers are enduring a torridly inconsistent season.

PREDICTION: Saracens Win
Match odds: Saracens 1/9 Leicester 11/2
Unibet pick: Saracens -13.5 @4/5

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