Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Round 15 Predictions

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Some very tricky matches to call this weekend – here are my predictions for Round 15 of the Aviva Premiership.

Gloucester v Saracens
Saracens have drawn and lost their last two matches in the Premiership, a long enough winless streak for them to buck up their ideas at Kingsholm. Saracens by 6.

Leicester v Bristol
The Bristol revival came unstuck in last week’s thumping at home to Harlequins, so it’s a stretch to see them winning this. Leicester by 13.

Bath v Harlequins
Quins’ away form is poor, but they might sense an opportunity here with Bath showing some unconvincing form of late. Quins by 2.

Worcester v Exeter
Worcester has pulled clear of Bristol again after beating the Champions last weekend. I fancy them to beat last year’s runners-up too. Worcester by 4.

Sale v Wasps
The Wasps backline is looking tasty, even with Willie Le Roux on the bench as he makes his first appearance in the Wasps squad. They should beat their hosts. Wasps by 13.

Newcastle v Northampton
The Falcons won at Franklin’s Gardens earlier in the season, and they can back this up and ‘do the double’ over the struggling Saints. Newcastle by 4.

4 thoughts on “Aviva Premiership 2016/17: Round 15 Predictions

  1. Picks are tricky aren’t they, I’ve gone:
    Gloucester (7) – fancy an upset here, especially as Gloucester’s backline if on form is much more deadly than Worcesters
    Leicester (21) – Bristol’s winning streak seems to have been just a blip, normal service to be resumed
    Bath (6) – not quite as convinced as I was earlier in the week now the Bath line-up has been named, forwards look strong, midfield not so much so, keep it in the pack and cross-field kicks to Roko to sneak it
    Exeter (17) – Exeter looked good a man down against Wasps, will have too much for Worcester
    Wasps (18) – didn’t fire on all cylinders against Exeter, but looked deadly when things came together, expect them to be tighter this week and for teh Gopperth at 13 experiment to really bed in
    Newcastle (5) – becoming a bit of a bogey team for Saints over the last couple of fixtures, expect them to get things done at home

  2. Agree mostly – Bath’s side looks a fair bit stronger than Quins so I’d say a healthy home win there, particularly with Quin’s away form this season. Can also see Newcastle winning by a bigger margin.

  3. Worcester have a habit of doing this. They put in a huge performance and get a good result and they play like utter garbage in the next few games so I’m expecting Exeter to crush them. Hope I’m wrong though

    1. I’m not expecting an Exeter crushing of Worcs, but they’ll beat them. This is their 10th meeting if facts serve me right. Ex have won the last nine of them. Chiefs squad isn’t exactly depleted like Sarries were last week, save Nowell and LCD.

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