Bath vs Bristol Bears Rugby Betting Tip – Home Win – 5th March 2022

Bath can get one over their rivals in the weekend's big Premiership rugby derby clash

Piers O Conor / Bristol Bears ©IMAGO / Uk Sports Pics Ltd 18.02.2022

England Bath vs Bristol Bears England
5th March 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022

Bottom side Bath came up with a morale-boosting victory last weekend, claiming a road success at Newcastle.

Will they be able to back that up at the Rec as they play host to their big rivals, Bristol, on Saturday?

The Bears pulled themselves back into winning ways last weekend as well, and they will look to keep up some winning moments against Bath.

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Bath Preview – Can Bath deny the Bears?

There was a 30-25 win for Bath on their visit to Newcastle Falcons last weekend in Premiership Rugby.

That snapped a three-match losing streak that they had been on in the top flight.

Despite still sitting bottom of the table, Bath moved on to a W3 L14 record with that success.

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for Bath is at 8/11* (odds recorded 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022 at Bet365).

Bath have won two of their last three league home matches.

The first of those was against Worcester before they came up with a surprise victory over reigning champions Harlequins.

Their streak was snapped in their most recent home fixture, which was against table-toppers Leicester Tigers.

Bath opened the season with ten straight defeats, but have recovered somewhat to win three of their last six.

The largest winning margin that Bath have managed this season is 5-points.

Our betting prediction:
Bath 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022 at Bet365)


Bath do have Sam Underhill and Taulupe Faletau back in the starting fifteen.

Semesa Rokoduguni is also back in the side after his suspension.

In just two of their last ten home matches in all competitions have Bath managed to get more than 20 points on the board.

Those two occasions have been in their last three Premiership matches at the Rec.

Looking at the other side of things, they have conceded at least 24 points in 4 of their last 6 home fixtures.

Worcester Warriors are the only team to have conceded more points in the Premiership this season than Bath.


Bristol Bears Preview – Can the Bears challenge at the Rec?

There was a bonus-point win for Bristol Bears last weekend in the Premiership as they beat Wasps.

That saw them avoid losing three matches on the bounce.

The Bears took that success at Ashton Gate, which does leave them with some poor form on the road.

Bristol Bears are on a three-match losing streak away from home in the Premiership.

They go into their derby match as the 11/10 underdogs in Premiership rugby betting* (odds recorded 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022 at Bet365).

For Saturday’s match, they are going with scrum-half Oscar Lennon who is on loan from Hartpury, to give him his first Premiership start.

One big positive for the Bristol Bears is their record in the recent head to head.

The Bears have won their last five in a row against Bath Rugby, despite having been trailing at the halftime break in the last two.

They have won their last two trips to the Rec as well.

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Bristol Bears last lost four straight away fixtures was in their dreadful 12-match away losing streak which ran from January 2017 to February 2019.

Putting points on the scoreboard has been a bit of an issue for the Bears this season away from home.

Only in two of their last seven away Premiership matches have they gotten above 14 points in an away fixture.

So everything about this derby match does suggest that things are going to be tight.

The handicap line highlights that a Bath -1.5 for a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022 at Bet365).

Can the Bears complete the season double over their big rivals?


Bath vs Bristol Bears Betting Advice

On the evidence of things, there is not going to be too much to choose between Bath and Bristol in Premiership Rugby on the weekend.

Bath has found a bit of home form recently. Considering that their two wins against Worcester and Newcastle who are the two directly above them may give a club.

Bristol are fourth-from bottom, so maybe Bath can sneak their way to the victory at 8/11* (odds recorded 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022 at Bet365).


Key Facts – Bath vs Bristol Bears Betting Tip

  • Bath have lost their last two at home against Bristol Bears
  • Bath have won two of their last three Premiership home fixtures
  • Bristol Bears have lost their last three Premiership away games


We can’t pull towards a big margin of victory for the home side in this fixture at all.

Neither are great in defence and they are two of the three lowest-scoring teams in this season’s Premiership as well.

The Bath 1-7 winning margin does it at 3/1* (odds recorded 17:44 GMT on March 4th, 2022 at Bet365).


The best betting odds for Bath vs Bristol Bears

Bath to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Bristol Bears to win: Evens at Bet365