Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks Rugby Betting Tip Sale +11 handicap – 12th June 2021

Exeter can make a statement against the Sharks ahead of the Premiership playoffs

Joe Simmonds / Exeter Chiefs ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 06/06/2021

England Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks England
12th June 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale +11 handicap
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: Even money odds taken 05:01 on June 10th, 2021

This is going to be the clash of the weekend in Premiership Rugby. Both Exeter and Sale are bang in form.

The Chiefs have to get the victory at Sandy Park and hope that Bristol Bears lose at home against London Irish to beat them to top spot.

Sale are also going to the playoffs along with Exeter and an albeit unlikely win with a bonus point on Saturday would see them finish level on points with the reigning champions.

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Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can Exeter extend winning streak?

The Chiefs are heading to the Premiership playoffs with some big momentum behind them.

The reigning Premiership champions have won their last six Premiership fixtures on the spin.

That has been a big run since their loss against Gloucester in Round 15.

Exeter do have a chance of claiming the top spot at the end of the regular season. They need to win this and hope that London Irish do them a favour against Bristol Bears.

The latter scenario there doesn’t look very likely at all.

So Exeter are likely to settle for second in the table. That means that they would face third-place Sale Sharks in the playoffs.

This could be a big mental victory for them ahead of that potential fixture.

At Sandy Park on Saturday Exeter are a quote of 1/5 in the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting.

Exeter holds a W7 L2 record at home this season.

The defeats in the sequence were against Bristol Bears and Northampton Saints.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021)


Exeter have scored at least 40 points in four of their nine home fixtures this season.

Five of their seven home victories have been recorded by a margin of single figures.

Will they get to that on the weekend against Sale?

For Premiership rugby betting an Exeter Chiefs -11 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

Surprisingly their opponents are not turning up under strength.


Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks to look ahead to the playoffs?

Sale are finishing in third place in the Premiership this season, so don’t need to be competitive on Saturday.

But they have decided not to rest players ahead of their likely Premiership semi-final duel with Exeter next weekend.

They make just four changes to their starting lineup as they aim to keep the momentum going.

In the match outright Sale Sharks are 7/2 underdogs in rugby betting* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

Their recent form in the top flight has been red hot.

The Sharks have won their last eight league fixtures, which is a club record in the Premiership for them.

Out of their travels, there have been only three defeats for the Sharks.

Those were against Newcastle, Harlequins and Northampton.

Last weekend they were on home turf and took a comfortable win over Harlequins.

They have claimed a win in two for their last three games against Exeter.

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Sale Sharks took a 22-19 win on their last visit to Sandy Park which was in January 2020.

That was the first victory that they have claimed there since 2014.

We are surprised that they are going hard at this game and they get Manu Tuilagi back for the first time in nine months.

Even though they are not undressed, a Sale Sharks +12 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

Only two of their away games however have been settled by a margin of double figures.

The bookies think that they are still going to struggle at Sandy Park.


Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

What a fascinating fixture this season. Exeter only needed a point to guarantee home advantage for the Premiership play-off semi-finals.

That will be against Sale if that happens. It is great that both teams here are taking this match seriously.

We have to swing with home advantage getting the job done here, but the Sale +11 handicap looks generous at even money* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).


Key Facts – Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Exeter Chiefs are on a six match winning streak in the league
  • Exeter Chiefs have lost two of their last three against Sale
  • Sale Sharks have impressively won their last eight Premiership fixtures


Sale have to claim a win with a bonus point (while not allowing Exeter one in defeat) to jump into second place at their expense.

That just looks highly unlikely.

The Chiefs are not likely to let this one slip at Sandy Park, they will want to make a big statement ahead of the playoffs.

A Chiefs 1-12 winning margin is our pick as a 2/1 rugby betting tip* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Sharks

Exeter Chiefs to win: 1/5 at Bet365
Draw: 33/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 7/2 at Bet365