Bath vs Leinster Rugby Betting Tip – Leinster -26 Handicap – 22nd January 2022

Irish province to dominate Bath at the Rec in Heineken Cup meeting

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England Bath vs Leinster Ireland
22nd January 2022 – Kick Off 1300hrs
Rugby – England – Heineken Cup
Pick Leinster -26 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: Even Money odds taken 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022

Bath need a big win at home on Saturday to have a chance at squeezing through to the next round of the Heineken Cup.

It’s been a D1 L2 record from their three played so far and gave a tough one to come at the Rec.

The visiting Leinster are in a strong position and they will look for points to secure safe passage to the next round.

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Bath Preview – Can Bath produce the victory?

The forecast doesn’t look too great for Bath’s chances of getting the victory they need on Saturday.

They start the final round of Pool stage action in the Champions Cup second from bottom in Pool A.

It’s a D1 L2 record they have put on the board.

Even a victory won’t be enough for Bath if other results in the table go against them.

In the match tonight, Bath are heavy 14/1 underdogs to get the victory* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022 at Betfair).

They have faced Leinster more times in the Heineken Cup than any other team.

But Bath have a W2 L10 record from those previous twelve fixtures against the Irish side.

It would appear that they are going to be heavily up against it on the weekend.

On their trip to Leinster at the start of this Pool stage campaign, Bath lost 45-20 and were pretty much out of it at half time.

The struggles haven’t just been in the European Champions Cup though.

Bath have lost 14 of their last 15 matches in all competitions, the lone win in the sequence coming against Worcester in the Premiership.

Our betting prediction:
Leinster -26 handicap
Even Money

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* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022 at Betfair)


A Bath +25 can be currently backed at 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022 at Betfair).

Last weekend Bath suffered a 39-21 loss away at La Rochelle to leave them in this precarious position.

In the Heineken Cup specifically, Bath are on a 10 match losing streak now.

Against Irish opposition, Bath are W1 L15, but the one win in that sequence did happen at Leicester back in the 2015/16 campaign.

But with everything said, Bath genuinely look justifiable underdog.


Leinster Preview – Irish province to wrap up qualification

Leinster are in a good position in the group at W2 D1 from their three fixtures.

A victory at the Rec on the weekend will guarantee that they move ahead to the next stage.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Leinster are 1/150 odds on* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022 at Betfair).

That’s the size of the potential mismatch that is going to happen.

Last weekend Leinster faced Montpellier and just ran riot against the Top 14 side.

It was an 89-7 victory that the Irish province produced in the match.

That’s the biggest victory that Leinster have ever recorded in the tournaments and it’s the joint third-best of all teams in this history of the Heineken Cup.

But it’s not all been perfect for them.

The last time that they played on the road was last season’s knockout stage and they lost to La Rochelle.

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Leinster have a W9 L2 record from their last eleven matches in all competitions since that loss to La Rochelle in May last year.

They have, impressively, scored at least 45 points in each of their last three matches.

So a wide handicap line isn’t too improbable to have a look at in this fixture.

A Leinster -26 handicap line is at even money* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022 at Betfair).

Leinster haven’t lost back to back European away matches since the 2016/17 season.

They should really wrap this up.


Bath vs Leinster Betting Advice

There have been some powerful performances from Leinster already this season in the Heineken Cup.

They have averaged more carries, meters, passes, offloads and have beaten more defenders than any other team this season.

The Leinster -26 handicap is well worth a shot in this one* (odds recorded 18:42 GMT on January 20th 2022 at Betfair).


Key Facts – Bath vs Leinster Betting Tip

  • Bath have lost 14 of their last 15 matches in all competitions
  • Bath have lost both completed matches in this season’s Heineken Cup
  • Leinster scored 89 points last weekend against Montpellier


That’s because the Irish province do still need points to guarantee progress to the Round of 16.

Bath have had a terrible time of this season in all competitions and look short of getting the win that they may possibly need.

This may be all one-way traffic from the visitor at the Rec on Saturday afternoon.


The best betting odds for Bath vs Leinster

Bath to win: 14/1 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Leinster to win: 1/150 at Bet365