Gallagher Premiership 2018/19: Round 20 Predictions

Gallagher Premiership

Newcastle v Northampton
The Falcons are starting down the barrel having lost to the Tigers last time out, whilst their relegation rivals all managed to win. This is a must-win match now, and they’ll be confident having beaten Northampton 6 times in a row going back to 2015. With their backs to the wall, I think they’ll win. Newcastle by 2

Sale v Bath
These two are just outside the top 6 in the league, but a win here could take them into the European places depending on other results. The home side usually wins this fixture, Bath last won away in 2014, and aren’t showing the sort of form that makes me think they can change that trend. Sale by 6

Exeter v Harlequins
Quins have lost four in a row, but are somehow still clinging on to 4th place in the league. This one looks beyond them, but if my other predictions are right, they’ll still hang on to that playoff place. Exeter by 13

Leicester v Bristol
If Newcastle do indeed beat Northampton, these two could be at risk once again, and there shouldn’t be any complacency. Despite Bristol’s incredible win over Saracens last week, I’m still leaning towards a win for the Tigers at home. Leicester by 4

Wasps v Saracens
Somehow, despite losing more games than they have won, Wasps could jump into a playoff spot with a victory here. With Sarries still competing in two tournaments, they have a chance, but on paper they still have a stronger side. Saracens by 7

Worcester v Gloucester
This is another fixture that is usually won by the home team, and with added motivation, the Warriors ought to be hard to beat. But my instinct says Gloucester, as they are a different team to previous years, and I’m going with my gut. Gloucester by 6

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7 thoughts on “Gallagher Premiership 2018/19: Round 20 Predictions

  1. I think you missed out a few words in one of your sentences, shouldn’t that read “Bath… aren’t showing the sort of form (over more than a 20 minute period at the beginning of any game, much to the frustration and annoyance of their supporters, that’s how many times now this season they’ve thrown away a decent position) that makes me think they can change that trend.”

    Sorry, rant over now, I’ll still watch the game tonight with a glimmer of hope rather than expectation, on a positive note, Watson is making his come back!!




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      1. Probably is optimistic but I’m basing it on Tigers defense being woeful and Bristol liking to play attacking running rugby.




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  2. After starting with a slightly weaker starting 15 against Bristol and losing the game, Sarries have picked 14 of last weeks starting 15. No mercy for Wasps I’m afraid. The only change is Tomkins in for Barritt.




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