Bristol Bears vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip – Quins -5 handicap – 13th March 2022

Quins can keep their good form going with a win at Aston Gate

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England Bristol Bears vs Harlequins England
13th March 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Harlequins -5 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 13/10 odds taken 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022

Bristol Bears lost their big West Country derby match against Bath last weekend which was their third loss in their last four.

Will they be able to bounce back to winning ways back at Ashton Gate this weekend, where they have won their last two?

Harlequins arrive on a hot streak of Premiership Rugby form having won their last three top-flight fixtures on the spin.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Can Bears extend home form?

The Bristol Bears suffered a derby defeat away at Bath last weekend, going down by a couple of points.

But there has been some recent form at home produced by the Bears.

They have won four of their last five home fixtures (L1) in all competitions.

All four of those matches were settled by a margin of at least 11 points.

It has been three wins at Ashton Gate for the Bristol Bears in their last four played there.

In the match outright, the Bears are a quote of even money to pick up the victory* (odds recorded 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022 at William Hill)

With just one home defeat at Ashton Gate in all competitions in the 2022 calendar year, will the Bears be able to sneak the victory?

Earlier this season Bristol Bears suffered a heavy away loss against Harlequins.

That was a bruising 52-24 defeat at the Twickenham Stoop.

That’s back to back defeats for the Bristol Bears against Harlequins now.

Our betting prediction:
Harlequins 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022 at William Hill)


Bristol Bears have suffered 11 defeats in this season’s Premiership.

Another would give the Bears their highest tally of losses in a single season since the 2008/09 campaign.

In last season’s corresponding fixture, the match was level at 31-31 at the half-time break.

That ended up in a 43-36 loss for the Bears in a high scoring match.

A Bristol Bears +1 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022 at William Hill).

Three of the last four meetings between these two at Bristol have been settled by a margin of no more than 7 points.


Harlequins Preview – Quins favourites for a win

Quins completed last weekend’s round of action in third place in the table, and they have some good recent form.

It has been three straight league wins for them.

Last weekend they scored a comfortable home win over the Newcastle Falcons.

Their last three wins have been against Wasps, Worcester and Newcastle.

Those are all teams down in the bottom five in the standings and so that should put the Bears within range.

Bristol start the weekend fourth from bottom.

Harlequins are the 5/6 match favourites in the Premiership Rugby betting* (odds recorded 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022 at William Hill).

In each of their last three wins, Quins have picked up a bonus point too, so they have been going well.

It’s four away wins that Quins have earned in this campaign.

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Harlequins have fought back from a 17-point deficit in their last two league matches against Bristol to win.

If they could pick up the win on that weekend, that would be the first time this season that the reigning champions have won four in a row.

Harlequins have won four of their last six road fixtures in all tournaments.

Only in two of their last seven road matches have they produced more than 20 points in a match.

On their last two visits to Bristol, they have averaged 38 per match.


Bristol Bears vs Harlequins Betting Advice

Bristol Bears can be pleased with their recent home form, but this may just be beyond them.

Only the three teams currently beneath them in the table have scored fewer points than the Bears this season.

The Harlequins -5 handicap at 13/10 is going to be the first pick* (odds recorded 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have won 3 of their last 4 league home games
  • Bristol Bears have lost their last two against Quins
  • Harlequins have won their last three league matches with a bonus point


Quins are not at full strength because of the international duty happening at the moment.

But they do have the superior scoring power and have some recent head to head form against Bristol.

A Harlequins 1-7 winning margin is at a quote of 3/1* (odds recorded 05:10 GMT on March 11th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Harlequins

Bristol Bears to win: Even Money at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 5/6 at Bet365