Bath Rugby vs Wasps Betting Tip Wasps to win – 31st August 2020

Wasps could sneak a win at the Rec to keep top-four ambitions alive

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England Bath Rugby vs Wasps England
29th August 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps to win
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 2/1 odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August

Bath are storming along in great form making it three wins from three on their return.

They will face a tough battle on Monday as they welcome Wasps to the Rec.

Bath are currently in fourth place, Wasps fifth with only one point separating them. Top-four hopes are on the line here.

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Bath Rugby Preview – Can Bath defend home territory?

Bath made it three wins from three since the Premiership got back into the swing of things.

In midweek they hit the road to collect an efficient win at Northampton, an 18-3 victory that was for them.

That followed an away win at Leicester the previous weekend, so now they get back to some home comforts here.

In their one home fixture since restarting, Bath claimed a 34-17 win over London Irish to kick off this three-match winning streak.

They look in good shape at the moment with a W10 L6 record on the board, but they are the lowest-scoring team in the top eight.

Bath have scored fewer tries this season than any other team currently in the top eight of the Premiership as well.

Our betting prediction:
Wasps +6.5 2-way H/C

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(odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August)


But they are getting the job done regardless of averaging just 20 points per game for this campaign.

When they met Wasps earlier this season Bath did suffer a 30-22 defeat and their opponents are still carrying some good form.

Bath have won three of the last five meetings, including their last hosting of Wasps which was in May last year.

There is little between the two teams in the head to head, with Bath W27 L26 D3 against Wasps.

This looks set to be a tight scrap and a Bath -4 handicap is at 10/11* (odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August)


Wasps Preview – Wasps to spoil Bath’s day?

Wasps have won four of their last five league fixtures. On their return, they posted back to back wins against Northampton and Worcester.

But they ran into a little trouble in midweek when they were playing host to Sale, slipping to an 11-20 defeat in a big clash.

It’s another tough one for them this weekend, but Wasps have been scoring well.

That fixture against Sale is the only match in their last four league outings in which Wasps haven’t hit at least 30 points in a fixture.

It is that scoring threat which could give Bath a tricky time, Wasps have scored 13 tires more than the West Country club have done in this campaign.

They are also average 26 points per game compared to that figure of 20 which Bath are currently at.

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Wasps beat Bath by an 8-point margin back in November and for a +4 handicap on them for this fixture, there is a quote 10/11* (odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August).

This is something of a crunch game for Wasps as a loss would leave them struggling for a top-four finish.

But they are in good shape at the moment and are not to be counted out of this fixture.

They caught Sale Sharks in a bullish mood in midweek, but with back to back away wins in the league, they will have a say in this.


Bath Rugby vs Wasps Betting Advice

This has to be a tight war of attrition all the way and there is some appeal in the 2/1 outright odds on Wasps to collect the away win* (odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August).

We would argue that Bath are the better in defence, but they aren’t quite putting up the numbers in the attack that could see off Wasps.


Key Facts – Bath Rugby vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Bath Rugby have won their last three league games
  • Bath Rugby are the lowest-scoring team in the top eight
  • Wasps have won four of their last five league fixtures


Away wins are a little tricky to call in rugby betting, but we have to size up some reasonable value here in the road team.

The handicap line is so narrow that we can’t swing that way totally, but a Wasps 2 way handicap of -6.5 is at 4/5 odds and something to consider* (odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August).


The best betting odds for Bath Rugby vs Wasps

Bath Rugby to win: 4/9 at Bet365
Draw: 18/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 2/1 at Bet365