Bristol Bears vs Wasps Rugby Betting Tip – Wasps -4 handicap – 25th February 2022

Wasps can claim the road win at Ashton Gate against the Bears

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England Bristol Bears vs Wasps England
25th February 2022 – Kick Off 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps -4 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022

The Bristol Bears saw their season take another hit last weekend as they fell to a defeat away to Worcester.

That leaves them with back to back losses and they face a tough game at Ashton Gate on Friday.

Wasps, who have been in good form recently, arrive in the West Country looking to get back to winning ways after narrowly going down at Harlequins last time out.

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Bristol Bears Preview – Bears back in the dumps

Back to back league defeats for Bristol Bears against London Irish and Worcester Warriors, have torn down their recovery.

With an uninspiring first half of the season under their belt, Bristol looked as if they could be turning the corner.

Bristol had taken consecutive wins against Sale Sharks and Newcastle Falcons.

But then these recent setbacks have come along leaving them struggling once again.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting, Bristol are the 5/4 underdogs for Friday’s home match* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).

The overall home record for the Bears this season is W4 L4.

Only in one of those home matches did they fail to score at least 20 points.

Our betting prediction:
Wasps 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill)


But the head to head record for Bristol against Wasps doesn’t make for great reading for the Bears.

They have taken one victory in their last 15 Premiership matches against Wasps (D1 L13).

Bristol’s only success in that sequence was on home turf last year.

If the Bears lose on Friday, that would be the most home losses for them since the 2016/17 Premiership Rugby season.


Wasps Preview – Can Wasps bounce back?

Wasps have been gathering momentum this season and were running on a four-match winning streak.

That was snapped last weekend when they lost 29-24 away at Harlequins.

The result is hardly a major disaster and Wasps are the 4/7 match favourites in this contest* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).

Wasps have claimed one road win in all competitions since the end of October.

The lone win in that sequence of form was by a single point at Exeter earlier in this league campaign.

But still, Wasps have a W4 L1 record in their last five Premiership fixtures and can’t be overlooked in this one.

Wasps have produced at least 24 points on the scoreboard in three of their last four away matches.

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Wasps were on a four-match winning streak in the league away to Bristol before that loss last season.

The Wasps -4 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 in rugby betting and not an unreasonable proposition* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).

Wasps have covered that in two of their last three league wins.

Overall Wasps have only claimed two wins in seven road games, both by margins of under 11 points.

It didn’t quite happen for them defensively last weekend, but they should be able to hold their own against the Bears.


Bristol Bears vs Wasps Betting Advice

Wasps paid a price for missing a lot of tackles against Harlequins last weekend, but Bristol are not as formidable of an opponent.

Wasps have won all but one of the last five at Bristol and have that big positive head to head record against this opponent.

The Wasps -4 handicap is the first rugby betting pick at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Bristol Bears vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Bristol Bears have won 1 of their last 15 against Wasps (D1 L13)
  • Bristol Bears have lost back to back league matches
  • Wasps have won 4 of their last 5 away to Bristol Bears


Bristol have fallen back into trouble with those losses against London Irish and Worcester.

The latter of those will have hurt a little bit more.

Even though the Bears are hosting a side with a poor away record, it’s hard to trust the home side.

So it’s a Wasps 1-7 winning margin option next at 11/4* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Bristol Bears vs Wasps

Bristol Bears to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 4/7 at Bet365