Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby Betting Tip Gloucester +13 Handicap – 17th May 2021

Bears to claim the victory over west country rivals Gloucester at Ashton Gate

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England Bristol Bears vs Gloucester England
17th May 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester +13 Handicap
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: Even money odds taken 23:30 GMT on 13th May, 2021

Bristol Bears are comfortably moving towards the end of the season as the top side in the Premiership.

They have a comfortable-looking home game on their hands on Monday evening.

It’s Gloucester who came for a visit.

The Cherry & Whites have improved to win back to back league games, but making it three in a row looks like a tall order.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Bears to claim the win

Bristol produced a superb second-half performance away at rivals Bath last weekend.

They recovered from a poor first half to run out 40-20 winners at The Rec.

The only league defeat that Bristol Bears have suffered in the Premiership was at home against Exeter towards the end of April.

This is their first home game since then.

The last time that Bristol suffered back to back league home losses at Ashton Gate was in 2018.

They are a quote of 1/9 odds-on favourites to win on Monday in rugby betting* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May 2021)

Bristol’s home form this season is a hugely impressive W7 D1 L1.

The one home game they dropped was against Sale Sharks.

Looking at the margins of victory that Bristol have produced at home, five of the seven have been by double-figure margins.

Four of those were by at least 12 points.

Our betting prediction:
Bears 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May, 2021)


In Premiership Rugby betting a Bristol -12 handicap is right there at 10/11* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May 2021).

There is some head to head form in favour of the Bears against Gloucester to note.

It is a four-match winning streak that Bristol are on in the Premiership against the Cherry & Whites.

The last time they lost against them was away in 2018.

Bristol are unbeaten on home soil against Gloucester since March 2017. Will they see them off again?


Gloucester Preview – Can the Cherry & Whites pull off an upset?

This would be a sizable upset in Premiership rugby betting if the away win cropped up.

In the match outright the win for Gloucester is trading at a quote of 6/1* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May 2021).

That is how tough of a task the Cherry & Whites are expected to have at Ashton Gate.

Earlier this season Gloucester suffered a loss against Bristol by a 1-point margin at Kingsholm.

The overall away record of Gloucester in top-flight action this season is W2 L7.

As a positive out of all that, Gloucester have scored at least 20 points in six of their nine Premiership road fixtures.

From a defensive perspective, things have not gone well for them.

Four of their seven away defeats have been by margins of at least 8 points.

But that aside, there has been some better recent form produced by them.

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Gloucester have won three of their last four matches. Last weekend they pulled off a massive underdog success.

They had been away at top-four chasing Northampton and the Cherry & Whites pulled out a 31-7 victory.

That was their second road success of the Premiership season.

The last time that Gloucester won back to back away games in the top flight was in April 2019.

A Gloucester +13 handicap for rugby betting is at even money* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May 2021).

This is no easy game for Gloucester against their west country rivals. What kind of performance can they come up with?


Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Betting Advice

Gloucester’s win at Northampton last weekend was the best performance of the season by them.

That’s Northampton and Exeter they have beaten in their last three.

But Exeter fielded a weak side and you will be hard pushed to see Northampton play as badly again as they did for a long time.

We don’t think that Gloucester leave Ashton Gate on Monday with anything but we are looking at the Gloucester +13 handicap at evens* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May 2021).


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have lost only one home fixture this season
  • Bristol Bears are on a four match winning streak against Gloucester
  • Gloucester have won 3 of their last 4 league games


Gloucester will have some extra confidence behind them given their recent results.

The Bears have had a fine season at home in the Premiership and should comfortably win this one.

We expect the home success and a Bristol 1-12 winning margin is worth looking at for rugby betting at 19/10* (odds recorded 23:30 GMT on 13th May 2021)


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Gloucester

Bristol Bears to win: 1/9 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 6/1 at Bet365