Exeter Chiefs vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip London Irish +18 Handicap – 23rd October 2021

Exeter to secure a comfortable home win over the Exiles at Sandy Park

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England Exeter Chiefs vs London Irish England
23rd October 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish +18 Handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021

Exeter are in a flow now having won their last three Premiership Rugby fixtures and they are red hot favourites for Saturday too.

They welcome the struggling London Irish to Sandy Park in what could prove to be a comfortable home game for the Chiefs.

With no win on the board this season, can the Irish get anything out of this tough away fixture?

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Exeter Chiefs Preview – Chiefs on the march

There was a slow opening to the new Premiership Rugby season for the Exeter Chiefs.

They lost their first two matches of the campaign, but have responded impressively.

It’s now been three straight victories for them.

In the match outright for Saturday’s game against London Irish, Exeter are 1/16 odds-on favourites* (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021).

Exeter’s winning streak has come against Sale, Worcester and then last weekend at Wasps.

Their victory at Wasps came by a gritty four-point margin.

In the 2021 calendar year, there have only been three defeats at Sandy Park for Exeter, one against Bristol and two against Northampton.

They have the better of the head to head against London Irish from recent meetings as well.

Exeter have lost one of their last eight against the Exiles, which was last year in September at Sandy Park.

It’s been 13 wins in their last 15 matches against London Irish in the Premiership.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 11-20 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021)


It is worth a look at the margins for the handicap in Premiership rugby betting in this one.

That’s because Exeter have won their last five against London Irish by a margin of at least 15 points.

An Exeter -18 handicap is running at a quote of 10/11 currently* (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021).

In their last home game, they smashed Worcester by a 42-5 scoreline.

That’s been 15 points or fewer than they have shipped in two of their last three matches.

At Sandy Park, Exeter have won eight of their last nine home Premiership fixtures.


London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles pull off an upset?

There has not been a victory for London Irish in any Premiership rugby match this season.

It’s been a return of D2 L3 from them. So they have been battling.

Last weekend they played host to Gloucester in Brentford and played out a tense 25-25 draw.

To their credit, London Irish have scored at least 20 points in all but one league match in this campaign.

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for the Exiles is at 15/2* (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021).

This is one of the toughest matches possible in which to try and break a long winless streak.

It is eleven matches without a league win for the Exiles now (D2 L9).

This is currently their third-worst run of winless form in their Premiership history, their worst being 14 matches without one.

Away from home London Irish have lost their last seven.

The one positive out of all that for them is that they have taken a try bonus point in four of those seven.

London Irish are averaging over three tries per game this season and only four teams have touched down more often than they.

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London Irish have big problems in their defensive line however as they have conceded 180 points in five games.

That’s easily the worst return from a defensive perspective, 25 points more than the nearest team.

So London Irish are carrying the ball well, they are beating defenders and are maintaining possession.

But they have to try and find a way to shut up shop against Exeter. That’s not going to be easy.

The London Irish +18 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021).

That may be in play as the Irish haven’t lost by more than 12 points this season.


Exeter Chiefs vs London Irish Betting Advice

Well, there doesn’t appear to be too many questions about the outcome of this one. It should be a comfortable home win.

Exeter are on that big run of only having lost two previous Premiership fixtures against London Irish.

With just one of their last nine home games dropped, Exeter should romp this. The Exeter 11-20 Winning Margin features for us at 9/4 * (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021).


Key Facts – Exeter Chiefs vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Exeter Chiefs have won 8 of their last 9 league home matches
  • Exeter Chiefs have won 13 of their last 15 Premiership fixtures against London Irish
  • London Irish are winless in 11 league matches, losing their last 7 on the road


Despite London Irish being winless this season they have performed well and have been keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

So the London Irish +18 handicap is the play at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:45 GMT on October 21st, 2021).

They may be capable of staying within that range at Sandy Park.

Any bonus point out of this would be huge for them.


The best betting odds for Exeter Chiefs vs London Irish

Exeter Chiefs to win: 1/16 at Bet365
Draw: 40/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 15/2 at Bet365