Bath vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip – Bath +14 handicap – 28th January 2022

Harlequins can see off Bath at the Rec on Friday night in Premiership action

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England Bath vs Harlequins England
28th January 2022 – Kick Off 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Bath +14 Handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022

The return of Premiership Rugby starts this weekend on Friday night with Bath v Harlequins from the Rec.

After the break for recent European action for the past two weeks, Bath will strive to earn just their second league win of the campaign.

That won’t be easy, however, as they face reigning champions Harlequins who are running hot on a long winning streak.

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Bath Preview – Can Bath double up?

In their last Premiership fixture, Bath finally got off the mark for the season.

They landed a narrow 22-19 home win over Worcester Warriors to get that breakthrough.

That has been the only victory for Bath Rugby in all competitions this season.

In the last two weekends, they have suffered heavy defeats against La Rochelle and Leinster in the Heineken Cup.

In the match outright for Friday night’s Premiership Rugby betting, Bath are the 9/2 underdogs* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill).

One tight victory over Worcester doesn’t exactly prove form of course.

Before that triumph over the Warriors, Bath had been on a ten-match losing streak in the Premiership.

The last time that they won back to back fixtures in the league was in March last year.

Another thing not really in Bath’s favour for Friday is the recent head to head record against Quins.

Bath have lost their last three since taking a win at the Stoop in 2020.

Our betting prediction:
Quins 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill)


In fixtures against the reigning Premiership Champions at the time of the fixture, Bath have won just two of their last sixteen.

In each of their last three such matches, they have conceded at least 30 points as well.

A Bath +14 handicap is at a quote of 21/20 for this one* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill).

In this season’s earlier meeting with Harlequins, Bath went down 31-17 away from home.

That was at the end of November last year.

Along the way, largely because they have been under so much defensive pressure, Bath haven’t helped themselves.

They have conceded more penalties per game on average than any other team. It’s been an average of 14.3 per game by Bath.


Harlequins Preview – Quins rolling along nicely

Harlequins are the defending Premiership champions and they came out of the gate strongly this season.

But they did have a few little wobbles as the season wound on.

That included back to back losses against London Irish and Leicester in late November/early December.

But since losing to the Tigers, Harlequins have hit their stride once again.

In all competitions, it has been a seven-match winning streak produced by Quins.

For Premiership rugby betting, Quins are a quote of 1/7 odds-on to make it eight in a row* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill).

Given their current mood, they are going to be hard to knock over.

There has been some tremendous character shine through by them in their most recent matches.

In the European Champions Cup, they took successive 36-33 wins over Cardiff and then Castres.

While they are on their long winning streak now, Quins haven’t won any of their last four by a margin of more than three points.

So they have had to dig things out at times.

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Harlequins are expected to have a fairly comfortable time of things against a weak Bath defence on Friday night.

So much so that a Harlequins -14 handicap is at 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill).

In their last league away game, Harlequins claimed a win at Gloucester (by three points).

The last time that they won back to back road games in the competition was a streak of seven between September 2020 and February 2021.

There have been changes for the Quins this weekend and the upcoming Six Nations is going to disrupt them.

But it’s hard to argue with their favouritism in the Premiership Rugby betting outright for Friday night.


Bath vs Harlequins Betting Advice

Harlequins have been far from perfect recently and they have been giving up a lot of early points in matches.

It’s been a while since we have seen Quins put together a comprehensive 80 minute performance.

But the fact that they have kept on winning, says a lot about them.

They are the odds-on favourite, but the Bath -14 handicap has appeal at 21/20* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Bath vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • Bath have won one match all season in all competitions
  • Bath are on a three-match losing streak against Quins
  • Harlequins are on a seven match winning streak in all tournaments


That’s only because Quins haven’t been thoroughly convincing on the road recently and five of Harlequin’s last seven wins in all competitions have been within a three-point margin.

Bath probably will come up short at the end of the day as they can’t be trusted to keep the penalty count down and their defence will probably crack.

The Harlequins 1-10 winning margin is our other rugby betting pick at 4/1* (odds recorded 21:09 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at William Hill)


The best betting odds for Bath vs Harlequins

Bath to win: 9/2 at Bet365
Draw: 33/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 1/7 at Bet365