Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints Rugby Betting Tip Saints +11 Handicap – 25th September 2021

Exeter can bounce back from Round 1 loss with a victory at Sandy Park

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England Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints England
25th September 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Saints +11 Handicap
Bookmaker 888sport
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021

Exeter Chiefs suffered an upset at the start of the new season as they were toppled away from home last weekend.

The Chiefs were toppled by Leicester, but are strong odds-on favourites to win their first game of the new campaign at Sandy Park on the weekend.

Northampton started in a positive mood last weekend, getting the better of Gloucester.

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Exeter Chiefs Preview – Chiefs set to bounce back?

After losing last season’s Premiership final against Harlequins, Exeter would have hoped to start the new season well.

But they shipped four tries in a 34-19 loss against Leicester Tigers last weekend.

That was a huge blow for them.

But Exeter are 2/9 odds-on favourites in Rugby Betting for Saturday* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021).

There have been back to back defeats for Exeter in the competition.

The last time that the Chiefs lost three straight matches in the Premiership competition was in October 2020.

It is a seven-match winning streak at home in the Premiership that Exeter are on.

That run came after a narrow loss against Northampton by a single point in February.

Last is the only loss for Exeter in their last six against Northampton.

So the head to head form, coupled with Exeter’s home form suggests a positive outcome for the Chiefs.

In two of their last three home games against Northampton, Exeter have scored at least 40 points.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-7 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021)


They have scored at least 30 points in each of their last three Premiership matches.

An Exeter -11 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 odds* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021).

There have been 8 wins in Exeter’s last 10 matches against Northampton Saints.

The last three duels between these two clubs have been settled by no more than a three-point margin.

The Chiefs have won their first home game of a season in each of their last four seasons, with each of those by at least a 30 point margin.


Northampton Saints Preview – Can Saints prevail?

So there was that 1-point margin of success for Saints last season at Sandy Park.

Can they follow up with another?

There have been 11 previous wins for Northampton against Exeter in the Premiership.

The only club to have produced more Premiership wins over the Chiefs is Saracens.

In Rugby Betting match odds, the Saints are 10/3 underdogs* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021).

Northampton Saints got off to a positive start last weekend.

They played host to Gloucester and delivered a comfortable success over the Cherry & Whites.

The away form of the Saints in the top flight is a little dodgy, however.

Northampton have lost their last 2 away games in the Premiership.

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Before those back to back road losses, Northampton Saints had won five of their previous six Premiership away games.

One of their last 11 Premiership away games were settled by a single-digit margin.

Can they get close?

With all of that in mind, a Northampton +11 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021).

No trip to Sandy Park is easy for any visitors.

Northampton Saints are going to have their work cut out for them.


Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints Betting Advice

Exeter Chiefs do have the head to head form going over Northampton, losing only one of their last six against them.

Last weekend ended in default for the Chiefs, so they will be keen to make a huge impact on Saturday.

But Northampton may not be a pushover.

So the Saints +11 handicap at 10/11 looks to be the way to go for Rugby Betting* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on September 23rd, 2021).


Key Facts – Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip

  • Exeter Chiefs have lost one of their last six against Northampton
  • Exeter Chiefs have suffered back to back Premiership defeats
  • Northampton Saints won by a single point at Sandy Park last season


That would continue a trend. Each of the last three meetings have been settled by three points or fewer.

It’s going to be a long afternoon and the Saints probably won’t come away with the points.

But they may be able to stay within a reasonable margin.


The best betting odds for Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints

Exeter Chiefs to win: 2/9 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Northampton Saints to win: 10/3 at Bet365