Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Rugby Betting Tip Gloucester +8 handicap – 12th February 2021

More misery expected for Gloucester as Bristol visit Kingsholm

Rory Lawson / Gloucester ©IMAGO / Action Plus 05/29/2012

England Gloucester vs Bristol Bears England
12th February 19:45hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester +8 handicap
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Odds: 10/11 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February

The season has been getting worse and worse for Gloucester as they remain winless in the top flight since the second round of action.

So there are some massive struggles ahead of them and they have a tough game at Kingsholm on Friday night as well.

The Bristol Bears have been playing some scintillating stuff this season, and will be looking to pick themselves up after having had their six-match winning streak snapped last weekend

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Gloucester Preview – Cherry & Whites to struggle again?

There has just been one setback after another for Gloucester this season in the Premiership.

They suffered another hammer blow of a loss last weekend as they went down 26-32 at London Irish.

Gloucester are now only W1 L7 for this league campaign.

While they have continued to score fairly well, their defence has just been at sixes and sevens.

Bath are the only team to have conceded more points than the Cherry & Whites this season.

In the match outright for rugby betting in this fixture, a win for Gloucester is an 11/5 underdog option* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).

It is a three-match losing streak at home in the league that Gloucester are on at the moment

That’s their worst home run of form in the top flight since 2016.

Can they shake it off and give themselves a huge lift with a four-point haul from this game?

Well, the head to head does not make good reading for them ahead of this Friday night fixture.

Our betting prediction:
Bristol 1-7 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February)


Gloucester have lost their last five matches against Bristol in all competitions.

But it has been just two Premiership home defeats for the Cherry & Whites against the Bears overall.

Without question, Gloucester are likely to be on the back foot in this one.

A Gloucester +8 handicap is trading at a quote of 10/11* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).

That may be reasonable because they are scoring points in matches and have home soil advantage.


Bristol Bears Preview – Will the Bears respond to set back?

Bristol Bears have been having a fine season. Last weekend they suffered a loss against Sale in a fantastic clash at the Rec.

That snapped a six-match winning streak in the league that the Bears had put together.

The visitors are a quote of 4/11 odds-on in the match outright. This should be an easier game than last weekend’s was on paper at least.

But they are carrying some good away from still.

Bristol have won their last three away games in all competitions.

That’s their best run of road form since the 2017/18 season when they were playing in the second tier.

It probably isn’t going to take a lot for them to bounce straight back to winning ways.

The Bears have still hit at least 20 points in a match in each of their last six fixtures.

On the other side of that, they haven’t conceded anything more than 19 points in any of their last six Premiership games.

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Bristol Bears should leave Kingsholm with the points then and hold on to a top spot in the table.

We think that they get the win, not by a huge margin though.

A Bristol 1-7 margin is a reasonable proposition for rugby betting in this one at 13/5* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).

The Bears will just want to steady the ship after last weekend’s blow against Sale Sharks.

So just the getting the way win on the board without any frills would do the job nicely.


Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Betting Advice

Bristol are one of the Premiership title contenders this season without question and they can quickly get over that home defeat last weekend.

The defence of Gloucester is porous and Bristol are good enough to exploit that.

The 1-7 winning margin for the visitors is a good quote of 13/5* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).


Key Facts – Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Betting Tip

  • Gloucester are on a six match losing streak in the Premiership
  • Gloucester have lost their last three home games
  • Bristol Bears have won six of their last seven games


Gloucester are capable in the attack, but they don’t look as if they have got the defence to keep the visitors at bay.

This is a terrible run of form that they are on and confidence is pretty low at Kingsholm right now.

But we would think that they are value for the +8 handicap at 10/11* (odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 10th February).


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs Bristol Bears

Gloucester to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Bristol Bears to win: 10/11 at Bet365