Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers Rugby Betting Tip Away Win – 26th December 2021

Leicester Tigers can maintain 100% season with a victory at Bristol

Ed Holmes / Bristol Bears ©IMAGO / Action Plus 10/01/2021

England Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers England
26th December 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Leicester Tigers to win
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021

The season hasn’t been going to plan for Bristol Bears as they are sat second from bottom in the Premiership.

With no recent European action for them over the last weekend, they will at least be fresh for this one.

But they face the Leicester Tigers who have won all games played on the domestic and European fronts this season.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Can Bears tame the Tigers?

Bristol Bears, who finished top of last season’s Premiership are currently second from bottom.

It has been a return of W3 L6 from them in this campaign.

The Bears have lost their last two league games, having gone down against Northampton Saints and Gloucester.

In their last fixture, which was on December 11th against Scarlets in the European Champions Cup, Bristol did get win.

That snapped a three-match losing streak that they had been on in all competitions.

In the Premiership Rugby betting match outright, Bristol are 5/4 underdogs* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

From their four matches at Ashton Gate in the top flight this season Bristol are W2 L2.

Only in one of those four games did they score more than 20 points in a fixture.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester -5 handicap

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* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021)


One big positive for Bristol Bears is that they have won their last three at home against Leicester.

Those three Premiership wins were all very convincing ones as well.

Bristol took victory in each of them by a margin of at least fourteen points.

Given that they have not played for a couple of weeks, they should be fresh.

Their squad was recently getting back to full strength after injuries as well including the game-changing Semi Radradra who is 6/1 to be Bristol’s First Tryscorer* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).


Leicester Tigers Preview – Can Tigers stay unbeaten?

What a campaign it has been from the Leicester Tigers with nine wins from nine in Premiership rugby.

Throw in a couple of Premiership Cup matches and most recently European Champions Cup wins and Leicester are just dominating at the moment.

Those European wins over Bordeaux and Connacht were excellent returns from the Tigers.

In the match outright for rugby betting Leicester are 8/11* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Including action from last season, Leicester are on a fourteen match winning streak.

That’s across all competitions.

That obviously includes a fair chunk of positive away form.

Leicester have won their last six Premiership away fixtures, the last eight in all competition.

They have been so defensively strong.

The Tigers have only conceded more than 20 points in one of their last five road games.

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Leicester Tigers have conceded 13 or fewer points in three of their last four away games.

In three of those four, they scored at least 48 points as well.

Only in one of their last five Premiership Rugby away games have they failed to score more than 21 points.

Steve Borthwick’s men seem to have it all at the moment.

A Leicester Tigers -6 handicap is at a quote of 6/5 to perhaps push towards* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Given the way that they are playing, you wouldn’t put it past them coming up with the goods.

Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers Betting Advice

The interesting thing about this fixture is that the Tigers have done really poorly on their last three visits to Bristol.

But is a repeat of that likely to happen on the weekend?

It’s hard to see because Leicester are dominating in all aspects of matches at the moment and can be backed at 8/11 to get the win* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have won their last three home games against Leicester Tigers
  • Bristol Bears have lost three of their last four fixtures in all tournaments
  • Leicester Tigers have won their last 14 matches in all competitions


It has been a poor first half of the season for Bristol, but they are fresh and have recently gotten some big players back to full fitness.

But they don’t quite look as if they have the clinical attacking threat to take down Leicester.

So it’s the Leicester -5 handicap that’s the bigger play at 6/5* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021)


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers

Bristol Bears to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Leicester Tigers to win: 8/11 at Bet365