Guinness Premiership Predictions: Round 7

This week’s predictions are complicated slightly by selection issues caused by the imminent international weekend, but it’s not as though there haven’t been unexpected results every week since September! Here are the statistics from the nearly 4,000-strong SportGuru community.

Sale Sharks v Gloucester Rugby

Visiting Edgeley Park on a Friday night is a difficult trip at the best of times, and it’s certainly not what Gloucester need at the moment. Nearly 83% are anticipating more misery for Bryan Redpath and the average overall pick is Sale by 5 points.

Bath v Saracens

Bath are also suffering from a poor run, and the visit of the unbeaten Saracens to The Rec after last week’s home defeat by Newcaslte is no cause for cheer. Nearly 27% are still backing the home side, but Saracens enjoy the majority of Guru support and the average overall prediction is Saracens by 4.

Harlequins v London Irish

The impact of international selection could play a big role in this fixture, with Quins missing Danny Care and Ugo Monye, as well as Nick Easter through injury. Nearly 83% of the SportGuru community are backing London Irish, and the average overall prediction is Irish by 6.

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

The Tigers have supplied the largest number of players to Martin Johnson’s squad, but Northampton will be without playmaker Shane Geraghty and captain Dylan Hartley. 77% of the community are expecting a victory for Leicester, and the average overall prediction is Leicester by 4.

London Wasps v Leeds Carnegie

There is overwhelming support for Wasps in this game, with 99.7% of SportGuru players expecting a Home victory. The average overall pick is London Wasps by 17.

Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors

After Newcastle’s stunning victory over Bath last week (predicted by just 3.7% of the SportGuru community), the Falcons are favourites for another win in Round 7. Over 83% are backing Newcastle, and the average overall pick is Newcastle by 5, although the Falcons’ games continue to attract the highest number of predictions for a Draw!

What do you think? Will there be more upsets this week?