Gloucester vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip – Gloucester -5 handicap – 4th February 2022

Gloucester can squeeze past London Irish at Kingsholm

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England Gloucester vs London Irish England
4th February 2022 – Kick Off 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester -5 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:49 GMT on  February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair

Gloucester will look to keep up their push for a top-four finish by making the most of home advantage on Friday night.

The Cherry & Whites will be seeking their third straight league success to keep up their challenge.

Will they be able to tame the scoring threat of London Irish after the Exiles pulled out a fantastic win over Exeter last weekend?

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Gloucester Preview – Cherry & Whites to defend Kingsholm

There have been back to back wins in Premiership rugby for Gloucester who start the next round of action in fourth place in the table.

Last weekend they paid a visit to Kingston Park and beat Newcastle Falcons 32-22.

Gloucester have been in great form at Kingsholm this season winning five of their last six there in all competitions.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, Gloucester are the 4/9 odds-on favourites* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair).

In this season’s Premiership on home turf, Gloucester hold a W3 L3 record from their six completed matches.

Their home defeats have happened against some of the strongest opposition in the form of Leicester, Exeter and Harlequins.

Home and away combined, however, Gloucester have lost one of their last six only in Premiership rugby.

That was a narrow 3-point defeat at Kingsholm against reigning champions Harlequins in Round 12.

That’s the only home defeat for the Cherry & Whites in all competitions since October last year.

The head to head between Gloucester and London Irish is interesting.

It stands level from the last five meetings of two wins each and one draw.

However, Gloucester have lost just two previous Premiership home matches against the Exiles.

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair)


The current Six Nations tournament has had an impact on the Gloucester set up, with five internationals away.

That includes the likes of Mark Atkinson and Louis Rees-Zammit.

But they do keep their front three together from last weekend’s success at Newcastle, so have continuity there.

Gloucester have been powerhouses in scoring tries from line-out positions this season.

That’s probably going to keep on working for them, but a wide margin on the scoreboard doesn’t necessarily look like it’s going to happen.

A Gloucester -5 handicap at 10/11 is where the line is at* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on  February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair).


London Irish Preview – Exiles pose a threat

London Irish are not out of the running for a top-four finish this season.

It would look even better for them if they could come up with an away win at Kingsholm on Friday night in Premiership rugby action.

London Irish start this round eight points behind fourth-placed Gloucester.

So this is a huge one in the context of that top-four chase.

Last weekend London Irish racked up their fifth league win of the season as they pulled off a home win over Exeter.

That was an 18-14 success for the Exiles and it saw them complete the season double over the Chiefs.

London Irish are the 15/8 underdogs in the match outright for Friday’s rugby betting* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair)

To their credit, they do have a bit of away form.

It has been a return of W4 D1 L2 by London Irish in their last seven away matches in all competitions.

But that has to be reeled in just a little because they have lost their last two away from Brentford.

There was a 38-30 defeat for London Irish at Wasps in their last Premiership rugby away game.

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London Irish’s two previous victories at Kingsholm in Premiership rugby happened in January 2006 and in January 2013.

So it’s been a fair while since they have had a taste of success there.

But a return to look at their current form, positives can be seen for the Exiles.

They have lost only once in the top flight since Round 7.

The two wins that they have taken on their league travels this season happened against Exeter and Harlequins.

They are capable of pulling off an upset.


Gloucester vs London Irish Betting Advice

London Irish can be really pleased with their efforts this season and completing the double over Exeter this season was a great boost for them.

They have proven capable of defying the odds, but with only two road wins this season, it hasn’t happened enough on their travels.

So the Gloucester -5 handicap in a competitive battle is our first rugby betting pick at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on  February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair)


Key Facts – Gloucester vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have lost just two previous home games against London Irish in the Premiership
  • Gloucester have lost one of their last six Premiership rugby matches only
  • London Irish have won two away games in the league this season


It has only been two home defeats for Gloucester from previous home fixtures against London Irish in the Premiership.

The Cherry & Whites have lost a few players to international duty, but look strong enough to handle themselves.

The Gloucester 1-7 winning margin is the other selection at 16/5* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on  February 3rd, 2022 at Betfair)


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs London Irish

Gloucester to win: 4/9 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 15/8 at Bet365