With round 7 of the 2021 Gallagher Premiership Rugby league getting underway on Friday, it’s time to find out who’s in action and where the best rugby betting value lies this coming weekend. Newcastle and London will look to improve on their identical 5-01 records this coming weekend while Sale looks to catch up up to the league leaders and Leicester looks to move above .500. Bath will be looking to inch closer to .500 while London seeks its second win of the young season. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming matches so you can bet against their Rugby odds.
Rugby Betting Analysis for Round 7 of the English Premiership
Bristol Bears (5-0-1) Vs Bath Rugby (2-0-4)
- When: Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at 2:45 PM ET
- Where: Ashton Gate
- Rugby Odds: Bath Rugby +5.5 / Bristol Bears -5.5
- Money Lines: Bath +206 / Bristol -322
- Total: 22.5
Analysis: Bristol took out Exeter 20-7 on Jan. 9 while Bath was on the wrong end of a narrow 52-44 loss against the Wasps the last time out. Bristol sits atop the Premiership standings and has scored 144 points while conceding 96 (+48). Bath is in ninth place and has scored 123 points while allowing 164 defensively (-41). Bristol has won two straight and four of the last five meetings in this rivalry.
Pick: Bristol -5.5
Leicester Tigers (3-0-3) Vs Sale Sharks (4-0-2)
- When: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at 2:45 PM ET
- Where: Mattioli Woods Welford Road
- Rugby Odds: Sale -1.5
- Money Lines: Leicester +106 / Sale -151
- Total: 22.5
Analysis: Leceister is in seventh place in the Premiership ladder, having scored 96 points while allowing 103 points defensively (-7). Sale is in third place in the standings with 131 points scored and 109 allowed (+22). The Sharks beat Worcester 20-13 in their last match on Jan. 8. Leicester got past Bath 36-31 in their last match on Jan. 3, but was on the wrong end of an embarrassing 36-3 blowout loss against Sale the last time they met in February of 2020.
Pick: Sale -1.5
London Irish (1-1-4) Vs Newcastle Falcons (5-0-1)
- When: Sunday, Jan. 31 at 9:30 AM ET
- Where: Community Stadium
Analysis: London is sitting in fourth place in the Premiership ladder, having scored a league-high 176 points while conceding 159 points defensively (+17). In their last match, London Irish scored 12 points over the final 15 minutes to forge that 27-27 draw with Harlequins. Ollie Haskins, playing his 100th match for the club, dove over for the match-tying try in the 78th minute.
Newcastle is in fifth place in the standings, having scored 100 points while allowing 81 (+19). The Falcons beat lat place Gloucester 22-10 in their last match as Matias Orlando scored a try in his second match for the club. The Falcons haven’t lost consecutive away matches since their final two contests of the 2018-19 season.
Pick: Newcastle Falcons