Bristol Bears vs Newcastle Falcons Rugby Betting Tip – Bristol -12 handicap – 5th February 2022

Bears can claim a comfortable home win over struggling Falcons

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England Bristol Bears vs Newcastle Falcons England
5th February 2022 – Kick Off 1400hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Bristol -12 handicap
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022

The Bristol Bears have started to pick up a bit of momentum with a three-match winning streak having been recorded in all competitions.

Can they keep things going on the weekend as they host Newcastle Falcons at Ashton Gate in Premiership Rugby?

It has been a while since the Falcons had a taste of victory in the league. Can they upset the odds?

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Bristol Bears Preview – Can the Bears make it four in a row?

Bristol Bears are third from the bottom of the Premiership Rugby table heading into the next round of action.

It’s been a return of W4 L8 by them in this campaign, well below their expected standards.

But there has been a recent upswing in form by them.

Bristol Bears have won their last three matches in all competitions.

That started with a victory against Sale Sharks in the Premiership, before taking victories over Stade Français and Scarlets in the European Champions Cup.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Bristol are 1/8 odds-on favourites* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfred).

Their victory over Sale Sharks on January 7th in league action snapped a four-match losing streak that the Bears had been on in the Premiership.

Bristol have claimed a W3 L3 record in the league at Ashton Gate this campaign.

The last time that Bristol hosted the Falcons was in January 2021, taking a 29-17 victory over them.

It’s been back to back league home wins for the Bears against Newcastle.

Our betting prediction:
Bristol 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfred)


Earlier this season when the Bears went to Kingston Park to face the Falcons, they came up short.

Bristol lost that fixture 13-5. The last time they lost both Premiership meetings in the same season against Newcastle was in 2016/17.

Bristol Bears are only averaging 20 points per league game this season.

Only Newcastle and Bath have scored fewer league points than they have done.

For Saturday’s Premiership rugby betting, a Bristol -12 handicap is a big play at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfred).


Newcastle Falcons Preview – Can Falcons break their slump?

Newcastle Falcons have lost a lot of their early positive momentum from this season.

The last time that they had a taste of league success was a victory over Exeter in early November last year.

Since then the Falcons have posted a D1 L4 record from five completed Premiership Rugby fixtures.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Newcastle are understandably 11/2 underdogs* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfred).

Looking at their bigger from across all competitions, Newcastle have lost three of their last four

It’s been two victories in their last eight.

There have been two away wins for the Falcons in Premiership Rugby this season.

Those came at Bath in Round 2 and then their upset road success at Exeter in Round 8.

Newcastle have produced a low average of just 15 points per Premiership fixture.

That makes life difficult for them on Saturday.

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Newcastle Falcons have lost their last two league away games and leaked a lot of points.

There was a 43-21 loss at London Irish, before a 31-0 hammering at leaders Leicester Tigers.

It’s that shortfall in keeping the scoreboard ticking over which means that it may be worth looking at a bigger handicap line.

In their last four away losses in the Premiership, their margin of defeat has been big.

They haven’t been within 9 points of an opponent in that sequence.

While Bristol are not having the greatest of domestic seasons, the visiting Falcons may well struggle.


Bristol Bears vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Advice

Bristol Bears have managed to get a bit of wind in their sails with some recent positives.

Granted their league form is still not great, but it’s home advantage on Saturday and they should win this.

Newcastle are not a giant threat in attack, so the Bristol -12 handicap line may be worth a look at 10/11 odds* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfred).


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears are W3 L3 at home in this season’s Premiership
  • Bristol Bears have won their last two home fixtures against Newcastle
  • Newcastle Falcons haven’t won a league match since early November


Bristol’s last two home wins over the Falcons have been by a margin of at least seven points.

That will send things comfortable to the winning margin option for rugby betting.

A Bristol 1-12 winning margin is at a quote of 11/4* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfred).


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Newcastle Falcons

Bristol Bears to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Falcons to win: 10/11 at Bet365