Gloucester v Worcester Rugby Betting Tip Gloucester +8 handicap – 27th February 2021

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EnglandGloucester vs Worcester England
27th February 1515hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester +8 handicap
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: Even money odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021

Both Gloucester and Worcester will be targeting this game intently as a chance to snap out of some dire form.

It has been a really poor season for both and this is indeed a clash between the bottom two in the Premiership.

Who will get a morale-boosting four points on the board at Kingsholm on Saturday? Gloucester are the strong odds-on favourites to do so.

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Gloucester Preview – Will Gloucester and their losing streak?

Is this the moment that Gloucester have been waiting for in this season’s Premiership?

The Cherry & Whites have not had a taste of success since claiming a win against Wasps at Kingsholm back on November 28th.

That was in Round 2 of this season’s Premiership action and Gloucester have had no joy since then.

But they got home soil advantage on the weekend against another of the league’s badly out of form teams, Worcester.

So much so that Gloucester are the 4/11 odds-on favourite in the rugby betting match outright, despite all of their troubles* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

Gloucester have won one other fixture at home season in the league, a victory over Ulster in the European Champions Cup.

They do have a bit of head to head from going against the Warriors in Premiership meetings.

The Cherry & Whites have suffered just two losses in their last eight league meetings against them.

So can they get the job done?

Gloucester have averaged a healthy enough 23 points per league game this season.

Their issues have been in defence as they have conceded at an average of 29 points per game.

But how much is the limited attack of Worcester likely to hurt them?

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 8-14 winning margin
5/2

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(odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021)

 

A Gloucester -8 handicap in rugby betting is at even money* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

We want to take a closer look at the home form of the Cherry & Whites in the division this season.

All four of their home losses have been by 10 points or fewer, three of them were by 5 points or fewer.

So they haven’t been heavily beaten at all and they had some tough games in there against Bristol, Sale and Harlequins.

We do think that the Cherry & Whites have enough scoring power in them to end this miserable run of form.

A Gloucester 8-14 winning margin may be worth playing at for a quote of 13/5 in rugby betting* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

 

Worcester Preview – Worcester’s woes continue

There has been an equally poor season from the Worcester Warriors in the Premiership this season.

They have actually got three wins on the board, but two of those were awarded to them for cancelled fixtures.

So their only actual win on the pitch happened in an 11-10 win against London Irish back in Round 1 at Sixways.

Worcester are then on a big slump of form as well and were beaten by Wasps back in February 14th, their most recent game.

In their completed fixtures in all competitions, Worcester are on a nine-match losing streak.

So even though they are facing a team out of sorts in the shape of Gloucester, the Warriors are the big 12/5 underdogs in the match outright* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

There has been a lack of scoring from them as they are only averaging around 14 points per league fixture this season.

That makes them the lowest-scoring team in the top tier of rugby and that’s why we see them getting picked off.

It has been a total of 13 tries that Worcester have scored this season. In comparison, Saturday’s opponents Gloucester have ran in 25 tries.

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Worcester have physically played four road fixtures in this season’s campaign and they have lost them all.

The margins are well worth looking at as well.

Three of the four away losses that the Warriors have taken this season have been by at least 17 points.

So even the Worcester +8 handicap to 10/11 on this fixture looks to be on a bit of shaky ground* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

In all competitions, Worcester have managed to win only once at Kingsholm in 19 previous visits.

That lone win in the sequence for them happened back in April 2009, so it’s been a while.

 

Gloucester vs Worcester Betting Advice

Gloucester need all four unanswered points in this fixture just to pull level with Worcester in the league standings.

That’s how tough of a season it has been for them. But there’s a chance to move off the bottom here and we think that they take it.

The Gloucester +8 handicap is an accessible option at even money* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

 

Key Facts – Gloucester vs Worcester Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have not won since Round 2 of this season’s campaign
  • Gloucester have suffered one home loss in 19 previous fixtures at Kingsholm against the Warriors
  • Worcester have lost their last nine games in all competitions

 

Worcester are not any kind of attacking threat and that’s a department in which Gloucester haven’t had problems.

It’s all been about a poor defence for Gloucester, but they should be relatively untroubled in this one.

The Gloucester 8-14 winning margin looks to be around the right mark at 5/2* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

 

The best betting odds for Gloucester vs Worcester

Gloucester to win: 4/11 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Worcester to win: 11/4 Bet365