Exeter vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip – Exeter -21 Handicap – 20th September 2020

Exeter to breeze through to the Heineken Cup semi's for the first time

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England Exeter vs Northampton Saints England
20th September 1730hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 23:05 GMT, Friday, 18th September

It is an all-English affair in this Heineken Cup quarter-final match on Sunday. It’s a home advantage at Sandy Park for Premiership leaders Exeter.

They will be welcoming Northampton, who made it through to the quarter-finals courtesy of the best runners-up spot.

Will Exeter be able to reach the semi finals of the competition for the very first time?

Bet at Ladbrokes


Exeter Preview – Can Exeter create history?

This is just the second time that Exeter have managed to fight their way through to the quarterfinals of the European Champions Cup.

That just goes to show how tough of a competition this is. On either previous visit to this stage, they lost to Wasps in 2016.

In the pool stage of this season’s competition, Exeter produced a comfortable W5 D1 record. That saw them cruise through in top spot.

Those were matches played against Glasgow, La Rochelle and Sale. Exeter made the quarter finals as the second seed behind Leinster.

The winner of this match will go on to face either Toulouse or Ulster in the semi finals.

That’s a place where Exeter has never been before. But they have a very reasonable shot at achieving that on the weekend.

The Chiefs are long odds-on favourites, offering no value.

So an Exeter -21 Handicap is at 10/11 just to highlight how strong of a favourite they are, is worth a look* (odds taken 23:05 GMT, Friday, 18th September).

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 21-30 Winning Margin

Bet at Coral

(odds taken 23:05 GMT, Friday, 18th September)


With their current six-match unbeaten streak in Europe going on, Exeter are on the brink of more history.

They have never before managed to produce a seven-match unbeaten streak in Europe.

It was a 22-19 away win that Exeter took over Northampton in early September in their second Premiership league meeting this season.

It is a four-match winning streak that the Chiefs are currently on against the Saints.


Northampton Saints Preview – Struggling Saints to come up short?

Northampton Saints have had a tough time of things since the season restarted.

They have lost their last five games in the Premiership, having seen their hopes of a top-four finish rapidly fall away.

That really happened when they were beaten at home by Exeter at the start of the month.

Northampton got through to the quarter finals of the European Champions Cup as the best-placed runner up from the pool stage, after finishing second to Leinster in their pool.

The Saints actually had to recover from having lost their first two games of that campaign to battle through to the next stage.

They did collect a win on their last away game in Europe. But the last time they won back to back road games in Europe was in 2014/15.

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Northampton Saints have made it to the quarter finals eight times before. There is a strong trend with them at this stage.

They have won their two previous quarter final home matches that were on home soil, but lost five of their six away games.

The only away win that they have ever secured at this stage was at Biarritz in 2007, by a single point.

The big problem for Northampton is that they have been struggling to put points on the board.

They have only managed to reach at least 20 points in one of their last five.


Exeter vs Northampton Saints Betting Advice

This should be something of a routine win for Exeter and given the big momentum that they have, a Chiefs 21-30 points winning margin may be worth a look at 5/1* (odds taken 23:05 GMT, Friday, 18th September).

It’s not unreasonable as the Chiefs are just powering along whereas the Saints have been struggling to keep the scoreboard ticking over.


Key Facts – Exeter vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip

  • Exeter have won their last four against Northampton
  • Exeter are undefeated in six European fixtures
  • Northampton Saints have lost their last five games played


The Chiefs are on a four-match winning streak over the Saints and there have been some big successes for Exeter in that sequence.

Three of those four wins were by at least a 21-point margin and on each occasion, it happened with a fixture at Sandy Park.


The best betting odds for Exeter vs Northampton Saints

Exeter to win: 1/33 at Bet365
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
Northampton Saints to win: 10/1 at Bet365