Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Rugby Betting Tip – Bristol +4 handicap – 3rd December 2021

Cherry & Whites can make home advantage count against Bristol

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England Gloucester vs Bristol Bears England
3rd December 1745hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Bristol Bears +4 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021

There was a victory for Gloucester last weekend on their return to Premiership action as they edged Wasps.

That continued some good top-flight form by the Cherry & Whites and there is a good chance for more from them on Friday.

Bristol Bears suffered a defeat last weekend, going down on home turf against Northampton, but they have head to head form against Gloucester.

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Gloucester Preview – Cherry & Whites in good form

Across all competitions, Gloucester have suffered only one defeat in their last eight fixtures.

That one defeat in the sequence was a narrow league home defeat against Exeter.

It has been five wins for the Cherry & Whites in their last six Premiership Rugby fixtures.

For Friday night’s encounter with Bristol Bears, Gloucester are 4/7 odds-on favourites for the win* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021).

Last weekend they paid a visit to Wasps and Gloucester edged a high-scoring thriller by three points.

The home form of Gloucester at Kingsholm is excellent in the league, winning five of their last seven.

During this calendar year, Gloucester have tallied up 10 league victories.

Only once before have they managed more than that in a calendar year which was back in 2017 when they recorded 12.

They look confident enough to really get stuck into this one.

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021)


The only other home defeat that Gloucester have suffered this season in the league, besides that recent one against Exeter, was against Leicester Tigers in Round 2.

Leicester are the current league leader.

A Gloucester -4 handicap for Friday night’s Premiership Rugby betting is at 10/11* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021).

Gloucester have been involved in some tight games this season, four of their last seven have been settled by a margin of no more than three points.

One concern for Gloucester is a lack of head to head form against the Bears.

Gloucester have lost their last five on the spin against them.

If they let this one drop at Kingsholm on Friday, it will be their joint-highest losing streak recorded against a single opponent.


Bristol Bears Preview – Can Bears rule at Kingsholm?

The Bears suffered a heavy home defeat against Northampton Saints last weekend in the Premiership.

That snapped a two-match winning streak that they had put together in the competition.

It’s not been a particularly consistent season for the Bears.

They opened the season with four defeats suffered in their first five matches.

There has been that recent revival to push them onto the W3 L5 record for the campaign.

For Friday night’s Premiership rugby betting the win for the Bears is at a quote of 17/10* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021).

There was a victory for Bristol Bears in their last away game in the top flight.

That was against London Irish, giving them their first road win of the campaign.

After winning one of their previous 11 trips to Kingsholm, Bristol have won back to back league fixtures at the venue.

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Bristol Bears, therefore, are very interesting because of that head to head standing, with their current five-match winning streak over Gloucester in play.

But their overall form, of W1 L3 on the road, has to perhaps take on a bigger context.

This has been the most successful calendar year of Premiership Rugby away from home for Bristol, who have won 8 away games this season.

A Bristol Bears +5 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021).

Whatever the final result on Friday, the Bears don’t look as if they are going to be too far away.


Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Betting Advice

The home win just has to take preference here as Gloucester have been the far more consistent of the two teams recently.

There was good character shown by the Cherry & WHites last weekend to scrap out the away win at Wasps.

But we would have to assume that this derby match will be close and a Bristol +4 handicap at 10/11 is the option* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021).

Gloucester don’t seem to do things by wide margins very often.


Key Facts – Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have lost their last two home games against Bristol Bears
  • Gloucester have only lost one of their last eight in all competitions
  • Bristol Bears have lost three of four away games this season in the Premiership


Bristol Bears have had that successful campaign out on their travels in this calendar year.

But they have churned out some low-scoring efforts away from home this season, including getting hammered by Wasps, who Gloucester just beat.

The Gloucester 1-7 winning margin is in play for Rugby Betting at 11/4* (odds recorded 18:45 GMT on December 1st, 2021).


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

Gloucester to win: 1/2 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Bristol Bears to win: 17/10 at Bet365