Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby Betting Tip – Away Win- 22nd April 2022

Motivated Gloucester could take the spoils at Ashton Gate against Bristol

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England Bristol Bears vs Gloucester England
22nd April 2022 – Kick Off 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester to win
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022

Premiership Rugby returns on Friday night and there is a big rivalry clash between Bristol Bears and Gloucester to look forward to.

The Bears have not had much to cheer about recently, but they are the narrow favourites for this clash at Ashton Gate.

Gloucester are the one who still have an outside shot at landing in the top four, but there is little margin for error this late in the season.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Can Bears deny rivals?

The Bristol Bears have landed just one victory in their last five matches in all competitions.

That lone win in the sequence was at Sale Sharks in the European Champions Cup a couple of weekends ago.

In Premiership Rugby specifically, Bristol Bears are on a four-match losing streak.

But they are the narrow 4/6 favourites in rugby betting to win this match* (odds recorded 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022 at Betfair).

This will actually be Bristol’s first league home match since early March when they lost to reigning champions Harlequins.

It has been a difficult and disappointing campaign for the Bears.

Bristol Bears have lost four of their last six home matches in all competitions.

In their last three Premiership Rugby home matches, Bristol are W1 L2.

It has been just two victories recorded by the Bristol Bears in their last seven league home fixtures.

Overall this season the Bears hold a W6 D1 L14 league record.

Only the current bottom three in the league standings have scored more points than they have managed.

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-5 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022 at Betfair)


Earlier this season in Premiership Rugby action against Gloucester at Kingsholm, Bristol Bears lost 27-10.

That snapped a run of five straight league wins that they had been on against the Cherry & Whites.

They do still have a three-match winning streak at home against Gloucester currently active in Premiership Rugby.

The Bears have prevented Gloucester from getting to 20 points in their last two home matches against them.

Without question, the Bears are having struggles this season.

The handicap line is narrow at Bristol -2 for 10/11* (odds recorded 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022 at Betfair).


Gloucester Preview – Can visitors grab important points?

Gloucester are the ones badly in need of taking maximum points from this derby match.

A win on Friday night would put them up into fifth place.

Their chances of reaching the top four have been sliding a little lately after looking fairly strong.

Gloucester’s league form has gone off the boil a bit having lost three of their last five (W2).

They do have some wind in their sails from their recent European exploits, however.

Gloucester took back to back wins at Dragons and at home against Northampton Saints in European Challenge Cup matches.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting on Friday, Gloucester are 11/10 to win* (odds recorded 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022 at Betfair).

Home and away combined they have won four of their last five in all competitions.

Included in that run was a commanding away win at Bristol in the Premiership Cup, which shouldn’t be used for league form.

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Gloucester’s chances of reaching the top four in the Premiership this season has largely slipped because of their away form.

It is a three-match losing streak that the Cherry & Whites are on away from home in Premiership Rugby.

Two of the three losses were at Leicester and Exeter, two of the current top four.

Only one of Gloucester’s last five away matches in the league have been settled by a margin of ten points.

So again, the handicap line rightly looks narrow for this one on Friday.

The Cherry & Whites took a hammering on their last league visits to Bristol in May last year.

Can they do better this time around?

Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Betting Advice

Gloucester will be aiming for their first away win in the league at Bristol since 2017.

Their form has gone backwards a bit away from Kingsholm in the league, but they are no forlorn hope here.

The Gloucester to win option is the pick for rugby betting at 11/10* (odds recorded 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022 at Betfair).

They do go to Ashton Gate after a couple of good European match wins.


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have lost 7 of their last 10 matches in all competitions
  • Bristol Bears have won their last three home league matches against Gloucester
  • Gloucester have lost their last three away league matches


The Cherry & Whites have to go hard at this to keep their narrowing chances of a top-four finish alive.

The defence of the Bristol Bears has proven flimsy at best this season and are there for the taking.

At odds-on, the Bears don’t have too much appeal.

It’s not been red-hot form by the Bears at Ashton Gate, so there could be something in this for a motivated Gloucester.

The Gloucester 1-5 winning margin bet is the second rugby tip at 9/2* (odds recorded 05:01 GMT on April 21st, 2022 at Betfair)


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Gloucester

Bristol Bears to win: 4/6 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 11/10 at Bet365