Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip – Saints +15 Handicap – 8th September 2020

Bristol to gain another win in their bid for a top-four finish

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England Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints England
8th September 19:45hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Saints +15 Handicap
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 11/8 odds taken 11:42 GMT Monday, 7th September

Bristol Bears got themselves an expected win out at Sixways against Worcester last Friday.

That left them in third place in the table with just the four games left to play. September is a busy month as the season really hits the business end.

The Bears will further strengthen their position in the race for a top four finish if they can secure a home win over Northampton on Tuesday.

The Saints find themselves 10 points out of the top four spots after a narrow home loss against Exeter over the weekend.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Bristol rediscover their winning touch

After back to back league losses against Exeter and Sale, the Bristol Bears were starting to feel the pressure in their bid for a top four finish.

But they got a comfortable win out at Worcester on the weekend by a 26-16 scoreline which leaves them with a W3 L2 record in their five games back in action.

Those points saw them hold down third place in the table last weekend as they moved on to a W11 D1 L6 record for the season.

This is now a quick turnaround in games for them and a significantly trickier one than the one they faced on the weekend.

It was a loss against league leaders Exeter that Bristol suffered on their most recent home game, snapping a five-match winning home streak that they were on across all competitions.

Our betting prediction:
Bristol 8-14 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 11:42 GMT Monday, 7th September)


The Bears have won their last two fixtures against Northampton but the last time that they actually managed to do a double over them in a season was in the 2006/07 season.

Bristol are heavy favourites to win Tuesday’s match up and a Bristol -17 handicap is rolling in at a 10/11 odds-on quote* (odds taken 11:42 GMT Monday, 7th September).

There will only be the three league games remaining for Bristol after this one and four points out of this would really strengthen their chances of getting to the postseason.


Northampton Saints Preview – Struggles for the Saints continue

There have been a few struggles for Northampton recently having posted on a W1 L4 record on their return.

Their shot at making a run at a top four finish has really passed them by now as they are ten points outside of that particular race.

The Saints are on a three-match losing streak in the league at the moment after just getting edged out by Exeter on the weekend.

That was a 19-22 defeat and it means that only once in their last four league matches have the Saints managed to score more than 20 points.

Northampton are the 7/1 underdogs for this match, as they are struggling along out of form* (odds taken 11:42 GMT Monday, 7th September).

The only win that the Saints have taken since the restart was against London Irish. However, they have a bit of away form going.

Northampton have claimed a win in four of their last six away games across all competitions, which makes for an interesting read.

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Northampton Saints have also collected a win on their two previous visits to the Ashton Gate venue.

In the head to head between the two teams Northampton are W23 L13 from their previous meetings.

Of those 23 wins, 9 of them have been out on the road against Bristol.

After their exploits against Exeter last weekend, they should be confident of pushing Bristol, who are the lowest-scoring team in the top four, close.

A Northampton +18 handicap is at 10/11 odds* (odds taken 11:42 GMT Monday, 7th September).


Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints Betting Advice

Will this be as cut and dry as the match outright odds suggest? They are painting the picture of a walkover win for Bears.

While we expect Bristol to pick up the match win, we don’t expect a huge margin between the two teams on the scoreboard.

This is a really quick turnaround in matches after the weekend’s exertions.


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears are W3 L2 in their last five matches
  • Bristol Bears have won 5 of their last 6 home games
  • Northampton Saints have won 4 of their last 6 away games


Northampton spent a lot in trying to wrangle in leaders Exeter, so we don’t see them having enough to get the win.

But we think we can reel in the line a little bit and look at a Saints +15 handicap at 11/8* (odds taken 11:42 GMT Monday, 7th September)..

They have some away form to stick in there close to Bristol, despite defeat.

The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints

Bristol Bears to win: 1/14 at Bet365
Draw: 40/1 at Bet365
Northampton Saints to win: 7/1 at Bet365