Bath vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip – London Irish +3 Handicap – 21st May 2022

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England Bath vs London Irish England
21st May 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish +3 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022

Bath are bottom of the Premiership Rugby table with just two matches remaining for the season.

Can they give themselves a lift on Saturday when they play host to London Irish?

That may be easier said than done. The visitors play their final game, looking to earn points which could see them take a European Champions Cup place next term.

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Bath Preview – Can Bath stop the Exiles?

Bath are on a W4 D1 L17 record this season in Premiership Rugby and sit at the bottom of the table by a point.

It has been nothing but a season to forget by them.

Bath are currently on a three-match losing streak in the league, going winless in four.

There is a bit of cheer for them when just looking at their home form in 2022.

Bath are W3 D1 L2 at The Rec in Premiership Rugby since the turn of the new year.

They do go into this home match on Saturday as the underdogs.

There is a quote of 8/15 on the win for Bath* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at Betfair).

In the last meeting between the two clubs, Bath were on the losing end of a three-point margin.

That was away in Brentford and it was their first loss against London Irish in Premiership Rugby since 2012.

Our betting prediction:
London Irish 6-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at Betfair)


Bath are unbeaten on home soil against London Irish since 2009 however.

It’s an eight-match winning streak that they’re on at home against London Irish.

Bath’s last six home fixtures have all been settled within a margin of no more than five points.

The Bath -3 handicap is at even money for this match* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at Betfair).

The home side do need a big response.

In their last match, they were destroyed 64-0 by Gloucester, the first time that they failed to score in a league match since 2012.


London Irish Preview – Exiles can prevail

This is the final match of the season for London Irish in Premiership Rugby and they may go out in style.

They head into action sitting in the eighth spot in the league by only a point.

So to make it into the top eight and therefore the Champions Cup next season, they really need a win here.

But they are the underdogs at the Rec at a quote of 11/8* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at Betfair).

In their last road game, London Irish did claim a victory, beating Newcastle Falcons easily.

That was after taking just one victory in their previous five away matches (D1 L3).

The win at Newcastle saw London Irish convert a half-time away lead too.

Even though they are underdogs in the match outright, for a Premiership Rugby betting tip, they don’t look like a bad proposition.

They have tallied 42 points exactly in each of their last two league fixtures.

It’s been one loss only in their last four road matches which was at table-toppers Leicester.

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London Irish did play in the week, losing the Premiership Rugby Cup final against Worcester after extra time.

We don’t necessarily think that is going to have a huge bearing on this outcome.

Even though London Irish have one win in their last five league games, they do have the scoring threat to threaten the weak Bath defence.

No team has scored more points in the final quarter of Premiership Rugby matches this season than London Irish.

The Exiles are the fourth top-scoring team in this season’s campaign.


Bath vs London Irish Betting Advice

London Irish have to be worth a look in this one even though they are away from home on Saturday.

The win for London Irish at 11/8 is our first Premiership Rugby betting tip* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at Betfair).

They have scored 40+ points in their last two league games and need a big flourish in their final match.


Key Facts – Bath vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Bath are winless in four Premiership Rugby matches (D1 L3)
  • Bath have won their last eight home league matches against the Exiles
  • London Irish have scored 42 points in both of their last two league fixtures


They still have a reasonable shot at a top-eight finish and you would expect them to leave everything on the pitch.

Bath haven’t taken a victory in their last four league matches and were hapless against Gloucester last time out.

They have home advantage, but may not be able to press it home.

Our second Premiership Rugby tip is London Irish +3 handicap at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at Betfair).


The best betting odds for Bath vs London Irish

Bath to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 11/8 at Bet365