Bristol Bears vs Bath Betting Tip Bristol -10 Handicap – 29th January 2021

Bristol can win their West Country derby against Bath

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England Bristol Bears vs Bath England
29th January 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Bristol -10 Handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January

There is a big west country Premiership derby to look forward to as the league action returns on Friday night.

League leaders Bristol are the ones with the form and the home advantage going in the match up at Ashton Gate.

Will the below-par Bath be able to give themselves a lift and make up some ground in the standings?

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Bristol Bears Preview – Bears to sweep their rivals?

The Premiership rugby returns on Friday night with this West Country derby at Ashton Gate.

Bristol Bears have some good home form going behind them at the moment.

They have only been beaten once on home turf in the last seven games in all competitions.

In the Premiership itself, Bristol have only suffered the home loss at Ashton Gate since December 2019.

So for some rugby betting in the match outright for Friday night’s game, the Bristol Bears are the strong 2/9 odds-on favourites* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

They have a little bit of head to head from going against Bath as well. The Bears have only lost one of their last five against them.

The Bears will be defending top spot in the Premiership as well on Friday night.

They currently hold a four-point lead at the top over reigning champions Exeter who they convincingly beat at Sandy Park in their last league game (20-7).

That was a huge statement from the Bears.

it has been a fabulous W5 L1 return from Bristol this season in the league.

Our betting prediction:
Bristol 8-14 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January)


So far at home this season Bristol have won all three matches played in the Premiership.

Those were victories over Northampton Saints, Newcastle Falcons and the Worcester Warriors.

Two of those three wins were by a margin of at least 12 points. So for rugby betting let’s have a look in the handicap.

A Bristol -10 option is at 10/11* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

Only one of Bristol’s last six league home wins over Bath have been by a bigger margin than that.

This is a derby match where intensity and pressure is ramped up a little bit.


Bath Preview – Can Bath find some form?

It has been a below-par season from Bath so far after reaching the top four last season.

They have taken only a W1 L4 record from their efforts in this campaign.

They have been defensively wide open, strangely enough.

Only Gloucester have conceded more points in this season’s Premiership than Bath have done.

They are carrying a -41 points difference from their matches into this game and that just screams vulnerability.

In the match outright for rugby betting a win for Bath is at a quote of 10/3* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

The one win that they have taken in the league this season happened at Worcester on December 5th.

They don’t have the track record at Ashton Gate in the Premiership either.

Bath’s only previous league win in the Premiership at Ashton Gate happened back in March 2008.

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Bath have made a total of seven changes to their starting eleven from their previous league game.

There are forced changes up front with players on England duty.

We are having a hard time seeing how they are going to have enough to reel in the threat of Bristol in this one.

Bath have conceded over thirty-points in two of their three away games this season and at least 17 in each of them.


Bristol Bears vs Bath Betting Advice

We would expect Bristol Bears to keep their good form rolling along by picking up a victory in this match.

For Premiership rugby betting we are going straight to the handicap market.

A Bristol -10 at 10/11 sits about right under the current circumstances* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

There will be gaps in the Bath defence for the home side to exploit.


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Bath Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears are top of the Premeirship
  • Bristol Bears have lost one league home game since December 2019
  • Bath have only one win from five leagu


But we do want to push on and find a little longer odds pick for rugby betting for Bristol v Bath.

We think that a Bristol 8-14 WInning Margin sits just about right at 7/2 odds* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

It’s been impressive stuff from Bristol as they look to make it five wins on the bounce in all competitions.


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Bath

Bristol Bears to win: 1/7 at Bet365
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
Bath to win: 13/2 at Bet365