Bath vs Gloucester Rugby Betting Tip Gloucester -5 Handicap- 26th December 2021

In-form Cherry & Whites can take the away win at the Rec against Bath

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England Bath vs Gloucester England
26th December 1630hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Glocuester -5 handicap
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: even money odds taken 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021

Bath are still without a single win this season in any competition and are rooted to the foot of the Premiership Rugby table.

Will they be able to break their duck on the weekend when they face West Country rivals Gloucester?

The Cherry & Whites have made some vast improvements this season and arrive having won five of their last six fixtures.

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Bath Preview – Can Bath find a win?

Nine league matches into the season and still no win for Bath. Worse than that, it’s been nine losses.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Bath are the 13/8 underdogs* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

No real surprise there as since April, they have taken one victory across all tournaments.

Their latest match was a Champions Cup match away at Leinster.

Bath were handsomely beaten in that contest as well.

So now putting all matches in all competitions it has been a W1 L17 record from Bath in their last eighteen matches.

At the Rec on the domestic front this season, it has been four defeats from four.

In none of those defeats were Bath within 10 points of their victors on the day.

A Bath +5 handicap is at a quote of even money which doesn’t look totally convincing* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-7 winning margin
13/5

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* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021)

 

In none of their four Premiership home matches, this season Bath managed to score 20 points in a fixture.

One positive for them is that they have won their last two Premiership matches against Gloucester.

Those were both home wins as well.

Back in February when they last hosted the Cherry & Whites at the Rec, Bath won 16-14.

The two clubs have met this season in the Premiership Cup, with Gloucester winning 71-10, but with much-changed sides, there’s nothing relevant to take away from that.

In all competitions, Bath have won one and seven of their last eight at the Rec.

With Sunday’s opponents Gloucester in form, this looks like being another tough afternoon for Bath Rugby.

 

Gloucester Preview – Cherry & Whites with good momentum

There is no faulting the form of Gloucester at the moment as they have won their last two league games.

Those were successes at Wasps and a home win over Bristol.

From their two recent European Champions Cup matches, Gloucester were W1 L1.

It all adds up to Gloucester having lost just two of their last eleven matches in all competitions (W8 D1).

So they have good form and their all-star back line is really looking good this season.

In the match outright, the visitors are 4/9 to take the win* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

In their last seven league games specifically, the only loss for Gloucester in their last seven was a narrow three-point defeat against Exeter.

On their travels, they have let just one match slip in this campaign.

That was at Northampton on the opening weekend of the season.

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Gloucester had a lot of troubles on the road last season, but have looked much sharper this term.

Their road wins came at Worcester and Wasps.

Only one of Gloucester away matches in all competitions this season has been settled by a margin of more than 8 points.

A Gloucester -5 handicap is at a quote of even money* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Their track record at the Rec recently is nothing to write home about.

It’s been two wins there in their last eight league fixtures.

But the Cherry & Whites have much better of or behind them at the moment.

 

Bath vs Gloucester Betting Advice

Gloucester look like the obvious pick here for rugby betting. The match outright doesn’t offer too much.

So the Gloucester -5 handicap at even money is worth a look* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

The Cherry & Whites look to have a well-balanced side this season and can take this to their hosts.

 

Key Facts – Bath vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Bath have lost all nine league matches this season
  • Bath have won their last two at the Rec against Gloucester in the Premiership
  • Gloucester have lost 1 of their last 7 league fixtures only

 

Bath are going to creak under any kind of pressure and Gloucester should find the spaces to exploit.

So the Gloucester 1-7 winning margin looks a reasonable option at 13/5 for the visitors* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

With only one loss in their last seven Premiership fixtures, Gloucester should have the confidence and skill to win this.

 

The best betting odds for Bath vs Gloucester

Bath to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 4/9 at Bet365