Bath vs Northampton Saints Rugby Betting Tip – Saints -3 handicap – 23rd April 2022

Northampton can rule at the Rec on Saturday afternoon

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England Bath vs Northampton Saints England
23rd April 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Saints -3 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 05:49 GMT on April 23rd, 2022

Bath are still in the last spot in the Premiership Rugby table and with no positive form to speak of.

Will there be further struggles for them on the weekend when they host Northampton Saints?

The visitors have everything to play for as the Saints still have a chance at landing themselves a top-four finish for the regular season.

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Bath Preview – No cheer for Bath?

Bath have failed to win any of their last five matches in all competitions and there have been some big defensive collapses in that sequence.

Three times in their last five matches Bath have conceded at least 40 points.

They went down heavily 42-22 in their last Premiership Rugby match which was away at Exeter in early April.

Bath’s top-flight record this season is W4 D1 L15 for this campaign.

Out of the blue, they did win back to back league games at the end of February/beginning of March.

In their last seven league matches, Bath are W3 D1 L3.

Bath to win is at a quote of 11/10 for Saturday’s fixture, which may be overheating their chances a bit* (odds recorded 05:49 GMT on April 23rd, 2022 at William Hill)

Where this does get a little interesting is that Bath have won three of their last five home league matches (D1 L1).

Our betting prediction:
Northampton 1-5 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 05:49 GMT on April 23rd, 2022 at William Hill)


In that burst of home form, they did get a victory over current reigning champions Harlequins.

There is no relegation in Premiership Rugby this season, so Bath are safe.

It’s basically pride in trying to not finish bottom for them at this point.

But this is a tough match for them as they are facing a team in form.

Earlier this season when they visited Northampton, Bath took a 40-19 hammering.

That snapped a four-match winning streak that they had been on against the Saints.


Northampton Saints Preview – Saints can push at the Rec

Northampton Saints are really the ones with the bigger incentive in this fixture on Saturday.

The Saints are four points outside of the top four, with a game in hand over Exeter, the team that they and Gloucester are trying to track down.

Northampton are the 4/6 odds-on favourites in Premiership rugby betting on Saturday* (odds recorded 05:49 GMT on April 23rd, 2022 at William Hill).

They have been in fine form recently.

The last first team match that Northampton Saints played was against Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup and the Saints lost.

Before that, they had put together a five-match winning streak in all tournaments.

It’s been a run of three straight victories for the Saints in Premiership Rugby.

The latest of those was at home against Bristol in early April.

They have to go to the Rec and leave everything on the pitch to stay in this race to try and make the playoffs.

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Northampton Saints are W2 L2 in their last four Premiership Rugby away games, so it’s been hit and miss.

The Rec has not been a happy hunting ground for Northampton Saints for some years now.

The last win that they took there was in May 2015.

Since then it’s been five straight league losses for the Saints away at the Bristol Bears.

Only one of the last three have been by a margin of more than six points.


Bath vs Northampton Saints Betting Advice

Northampton Saints do have a terrible recent record at the Rec, which is really interesting.

But they have everything to play for, while Bath are struggling at the foot of the table.

So it is the away win that has to take preference in this one and a Saints -3 handicap at 10/11 is the line* (odds recorded 05:49 GMT on April 23rd, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Bath vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip

  • Bath have lost only one of their last five league home matches
  • Bath lost heavily away at Northampton earlier this season
  • Northampton Saints have won 5 of their last 6 matches in all competitions


Bath have improved a bit at home recently, but the Saints have scored at least 30 points in each of their last two league away games.

The hosts can’t match that kind of firepower, but this probably isn’t going to be settled by a huge margin.

The Northampton Saints’ 1-5 winning margin at 9/2 is the second rugby betting tip* (odds recorded 05:49 GMT on April 23rd, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Bath vs Northampton Saints

Bath to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Northampton Saints to win: 4/6 at Bet365