Bristol Bears vs Leicester Rugby Betting Tip Bristol -10 handicap – 27th February 2021

Bears to ease to victory at home over Leicester

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England Bristol Bears vs Leicester England
27th February 1300hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Bristol -10 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: Even money odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021

Premiership leaders Bristol were denied a win last weekend on a visit to London Irish, having to settle for a draw.

That was a cracking fixture but the Bears will be hoping to fully press home their home soil advantage this weekend.

Leicester pay a visit to Ashton Gate looking to build on a commanding success that they earned over Wasps last weekend.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Bears to ease to victory?

The Bears are W7 D1 L2 this season after being held to a surprising draw against London Irish last weekend.

That was in an away game and it was an engrossing 34-34 result.

The Bears probably will have seen that as a missed opportunity at more points.

They are back in action on the weekend as the 2/7 odds-on favourites to claim a win at Ashton Gate against Leicester Tigers* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

But it has only been the one loss for Bristol Bears since the opening round of this season’s Premiership.

That loss happened against Sale on February 5th and it did happen at Ashton Gate.

The West Country club are the current league leaders and they will be expected to bounce straight back with a victory on Saturday.

So far on home soil this season Bristol are W4 L1 for the campaign.

Three of the four wins that they have recorded have been by a margin of at least 12 points.

So it’s reasonable enough to expect them to come up with a fairly comfortable victory.

A Bristol -10 handicap is currently in play at even money for Premiership rugby betting* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

Our betting prediction:
Bristol 8-14 winning margin
5/2

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(odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021)

 

In the last four meetings between Bristol and Leicester, the Bears have dropped just one of those.

They have lost only twice at Ashton Gate in four previous Premiership home games against the Tigers.

Bristol are one of the top-scoring team in this season’s Premiership.

They are averaging almost 26 points per league fixture in this season’s campaign.

At Ashton Gate, that average goes up to 27.6 per game

So they do have the scoring threat in them to get the score on the board.

After now going W1 D1 L1 in their last three league games, the Bears will be on the search for some positive consistency.

 

Leicester Preview – Can the Tigers cause an upset?

The Tigers are W5 L5 in this season’s campaign, allowing for cancelled fixture adjustments.

From their eight completed fixtures, Leicester won four of those.

You would think that they would have to be happy with that at this stage of the season.

Leicester claimed a very good win for themselves last weekend as they powered their way past Wasps at Welford Road.

It was a 27-8 victory that the Tigers took, leaving them with a W3 L2 record in their last five games.

The Tigers have been limited to only the two away games this season.

They have lost both of those, going down by a thirteen-point margin exactly in both defeats against Harlequins and London Irish.

So that suggests that they are going to have a hard time at Ashton Gate staying in touch.

In each of their last three league games this season, the match has been won by the home team on the day.

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With Leicester’s win at Ashton Gate happening in November 2016, they are currently running as the 16/5 underdogs in the match outright* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

To be fair they haven’t been scoring badly at all.

The Tigers have managed at least 24 points in four of their last five Premiership games.

But there is a quote of 10/11 on the +1on the Leicester handicap* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021)

It has been improved stuff for Leicester over last season’s efforts, but still, they are likely to come up short in his contest

The only away win that they have recorded this season was in Round 2 of the European Challenge Cup with a success at Bayonne.

 

Bristol Bears vs Leicester Betting Advice

So all of Leicester’s form this season has come at Welford Road and therefore we can’t see the upset happening on the weekend.

Bristol have surprisingly dropped points in two of their last three league fixtures and will have been a little bit frustrating for them.

But they have the quality to produce the win in this one.

Bristol -10 handicap at evens looks a decent proposition* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

 

Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Leicester Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have won 4 of 5 home fixtures in this season’s Premiership
  • Bristol Bears have lost only one of their last four games against Leceister
  • Leicester have lost both league away games played this season

 

Three of Bristol’s wins have been by bigger margins than that, so we think that they cover it.

So for some extended odds in Premiership rugby betting, we would also look at the Bristol 8-14 winning margin at 5/2* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

They’ve done more than enough on home soil this season to suggest that they can get to that point.

 

The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Leicester

Bristol Bears to win: 2/7 at Bet365
Draw: 3/1 at Bet365
Leicester to win: 7/2 at Bet365