Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs Rugby Betting Tip – Bristol To Win – 23rd April 2021

Bristol can win top-two clash at Ashton Gate against Exeter

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England Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs England
23rd April 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Bristol Bears to win
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 17/10 odds taken 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021

There is a heavyweight clash for Premiership Rugby betting on Friday night as the top-two clash at Ashton Gate.

This should be a cracking match, although nothing will change at the top, with the Bears holding a 12 point lead over reigning champions Exeter.

But the bragging rights are immense in this one and for Bristol, they will be looking to drive closer to securing the top spot with games to spare to rest players ahead of the playoffs.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Can the Bears do the double over Exeter?

There has been immense form on the domestic front from Bristol Bears. They have won their last six league fixtures on the spin.

If they could snatch another success they would tie up their club record for their longest winning streak in the top flight.

In last weekend’s round of action, Bristol had no problems easing past Newcastle at Kingston Park.

That was a 34-17 victory for the Bears.

Earlier this season with their meeting at Sandy Park against Exeter, the Bears collected a 20-7 victory.

So they have a chance to complete a rare season double over the Chiefs.

On home turf in this season’s Premiership, there has been just one loss for Bristol.

That was against Sale back in Round 8, and they are 17/10 in the match outright for rugby betting in this one* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)

Overall this season they have lost twice at Ashton Gate, the other loss happening in the European Champions Cup against Clermont Auvergne.

Our betting prediction:
Bears 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)


The head to head does not read in favour of the Bears however in the fixture.

They are W2 L5 from their previous Premiership matches against Exeter.

Bristol have lost all previous home games played at Ashton Gate against the Chiefs as well.

But there has been a lot of power produced by them this season.

A Bristol +5 handicap in rugby betting is at 10/11 for this one, which is an interesting option given Brisot’s home record this season* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

In five of their eight home fixtures, Bristol have tallied at least 29 points in a fixture.

All but two of their home victories have been produced by a margin of at least 10 points.

Bristol are making seven changes to their starting lineup from last weekend. This could be something special.


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can the Chiefs make a statement?

So the Chiefs have a chance to close the gap on Bristol Bears at the top of the standings in the Premiership.

Exeter’s league record this season is W11 L5, not quite being up to their usual standards.

The only loss that they suffered in their last five rounds of action though was against Gloucester.

Exeter were not at full strength for that game, played just before the European Champions Cup knockouts.

However, Exeter have lost two for their last three away games in the top flight. Those were at Gloucester and Sale.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby the win for Exeter is the 1/2 odds-on option* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

Last weekend they romped to a comfortable home victory over the struggling Wasps.

They have now scored at least 40 points in three of their last five fixtures in all competitions.

But on each occasion, it was at Sandy Park.

The overall away record for Exeter in his season’s Premiership is at W4D1 L3.

Only one of the wins in that sequence for Exeter were against a team in the top half of the table currently (Harlequins).

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Exeter Chiefs have been slow starters to matches in the Premiership this season, so won’t want to get caught cold early on.

The Chiefs have only managed to score more than 21 points in three of their eight road games during this campaign.

An Exeter -5 handicap for this fixture is at even money in rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

It hasn’t been the smoothest of seasons for Exeter. But they still have the best defensive record in this season’s Premiership.

With them being out of Europe as well, they have full focus on the end of this Premiership campaign.


Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

What a cracking fixture we have on our hands here and there may not be much to choose between them on the day.

We can’t get past the Bristol +5 handicap to a quote of 10/11 for Premiership rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

The Bears should be strong enough at Sandy Park, even with a couple of academy players in their matchday squad to stay within that.


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have won their last seven league games
  • Bristol Bears beat Exeter at Sandy Park earlier this season
  • Exeter Chiefs have lost two for their last three Premiership away games


We think the winners are going to be Bristol as we see them having the bit between their teeth and will want to defend home territory desperately.

They are just on a fantastic roll at the moment and could be good enough to make enough positive early strides in this.

Exeter have had some recent road wobbles. So the Bears 1-10 winning margin at 16/5 is our big rugby tip* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Exeter Chiefs

Bristol Bears to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 1/2 at Bet365