Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps Rugby Betting Tip Wasps +5 handicap – 5th February 2022

Wasps can make Exeter work hard at Sandy Park in Premiership clash

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England Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps [flagcountry=”england”]
5th February 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps +5 handicap
Bookmaker 888Sport
Odds: Even money odds taken 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022

Exeter Chiefs are having some big wobbles in Premiership Rugby this season.

They are in danger of missing out on a top-four place the way things are currently standing.

After another setback last time out, will they get a home success on the weekend as they host Wasps at Sandy Park?

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Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can Exeter get back on track?

It has been a return of W7 L6 by the Exeter Chiefs in this season’s Premiership Rugby.

There was a defeat for them last weekend as they visited London Irish.

The Chiefs went down 18-14 in Brentford, suffering their second loss against the Exiles this season.

It also leaves them on back to back league defeats in their current form.

The last time that they lost three straight Premiership fixtures was in 2020

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting on Saturday, Exeter are 8/15 odds-on* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at 888Sport).

They do at least still have some form at Sandy Park behind them.

It is a four-match winning streak there by the Chiefs in all competitions since a defeat to Bristol in the Premiership Cup in November.

Earlier this season Exeter claimed a 27-23 win over Wasps in Coventry.

The last time that they completed a season double over the Midlanders was in 2015/16.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at 888Sport)


At the end of Round 13 of this season’s Premiership campaign, Exeter were positioned 9 points outside the top four.

So there is a lot of work for them to do over the second half of the season.

Exeter have produced an average of 21 points per league game this season.

That’s well below their usual marauding best.

An Exeter -4 handicap in rugby betting is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at 888Sport).

While they are on a four-match winning streak at Sandy Park, it hasn’t been all great there for them this season.

Their overall record in all competitions at Sandy Park this term is W5 L4.


Wasps Preview – Can Wasps upset the odds?

There has been a bit more recent cheer for Wasps in what has otherwise been a difficult season for them.

Wasps have won three of their last four matches in all tournaments (L1).

Part of that has been back to back league wins.

The first of those was a marquee one as well, a 16-13 home success over Leicester Tigers.

Wasps became the first team this season in any competition to beat the Tigers.

Then just as importantly, they managed to back it up last weekend.

That was with an equally unexpected home win over Saracens.

Wasps took a 26-20 victory in that match.

Now, will they be able to push forward and continue this positive bit of momentum that they have found?

That may not be easy.

The last time that they won three in a row in the league was over a year ago.

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Wasps do not have a great record at Sandy Park either across all competitions.

They have taken just one victory there from 14 previous visits.

That one victory was recorded in their 2019 Premiership Rugby visit to Devon.

Where things further currently fall down for Wasps is when you focus on their away form.

Wasps have lost their last four away games in all competitions and eight of their last ten (W2).

It has been four losses in their last five Premiership road games.


Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps Betting Advice

Credit due to Wasps for finding a bit of form in a difficult season in which wins have been hard to come by.

There’s a big incentive here because they would go above Exeter with a victory at Sandy Park.

But the lack of away form means that preference has to go to a home win.

But a Wasps +5 handicap at even money piques interest for rugby betting* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at 888Sport).


Key Facts – Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Exeter Chiefs are on a four match winning streak at home in all competitions
  • Exeter Chiefs have lost one of fourteen previous home matches against Wasps
  • Wasps have lost 8 of their last 10 road games in all tournaments


Exeter haven’t been their usual selves this season, a little static and ponderous through the early stages of matches.

The Chiefs have lacked their usual bite as they are in a little bit of a rebuild mode at the moment.

The international weekend won’t help. They should win but may be pushed hard.

The Exeter 1-7 winning margin comes onto the radar for a longer play at 4/1* (odds recorded 19:32 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at 888Sport).


The best betting odds for Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps

Exeter Chiefs to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 16/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 13/8 at Bet365