Gloucester vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip Gloucester -7 handicap – 28th May 2021

Cherry & Whites can get the better of London Irish in Friday's Premiership meeting at Kingsholm

Jordy Reid / Gloucester ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 05/17/2021

England Gloucester vs London Irish England
28th May 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester -7 handicap
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: Even money odds taken 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021

Despite winning three of their last five Premiership fixtures, Gloucester have slipped back to second from bottom in the table.

Their form at Kingsholm has been decent enough to suggest that they can push close to a victory on Friday night as they host London Irish.

The visiting Exiles are struggling badly with their form at the moment as they arrive in Gloucestershire on a long losing streak of league form.

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Gloucester Preview – A chance for the Cherry & Whites

In the last round of Premiership action, Gloucester were easily brushed aside on a trip to league leaders Bristol Bears.

That saw the Cherry & Whites miss out on a three-match winning streak in the top flight.

Overall it has been a W3 L2 record from them in their last five Premiership fixtures.

They have been toppled once in their last four at Kingsholm in the top flight as well, a loss against Leicester back in Round 13.

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for Gloucester is at a quote of 2/5* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021).

It has been a W4 L5 record from Gloucester on home turf this season in the Premiership.

Three of those victories were against teams currently sat inside the bottom five with them in the table.

Interestingly, each of those home wins for Gloucester were by a margin of at least 8 points and three of them were by a margin of at least 11 points.

A Gloucester -7 handicap therefore for rugby betting on Friday night, looks a decent proposition at even money* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021).

Also in three of those four home wins, Gloucester scored more than 30 points.

Only in three of their home games did they fail to reach the 20-point line on the scoreboard.

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021)


The last three meetings between Gloucester and London Irish have all ended in a win for the home side on the day.

The only time that the Cherry & Whites have lost at home against the Exiles since 2013 was in the Premiership Rugby Cup in 2019.

So that’s a pretty strong home record in the head to head to get behind for Premiership Rugby betting.

There have been defensive issues for Gloucester Rugby this season without question and their loss in the last round sunk them back to second from bottom.

But there is a good opportunity for them to return to winning ways.


London Irish Preview – Exiles limping towards the end of the season

It has been four straight losses for London Irish in the Premiership since taking a win over Bath at the end of March.

In all competitions there have been five straight defeats for the Exiles.

It’s not a surprise therefore, that they go to Kingdom as underdogs on Friday night.

Inn the match outright for rugby betting, the win for London Irish is at a quote of 21/10* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021).

The away record for London Irish in the Premiership this season is W1 D1 L5.

Their sole victory on the road came at Wasps, a 16-10 success.

Only in three of their road games this season have London Irish managed to reach the 20-point margin of a fixture.

Three of their five defeats away from home have been by margins of at least 23 points.

So there have been some struggles in both scoring and in defence for them out on the road.

They may well struggle to get much change out of Gloucester on Friday.

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As it stands London Irish are seven-points better off in the table than Gloucester, so they can’t be overtaken on Saturday.

But this current losing streak will be a concern for them.

Only Newcastle and Worcester have scored fewer points overall than the Exiles have done this season in the Premiership.

London Irish are averaging 18 points per away game in this campaign. That’s well below their overall average of 21 points per fixture.

Going the other way for a London Irish +7 handicap is at 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021).


Gloucester vs London Irish Betting Advice

We see the home win happening for Gloucester on Friday night under the lights at Kingsholm.

It may well be a routine victory for them as well. Our first option for rugby betting is the Gloucester -7 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021).

The Cherry & Whites have scored well enough on home turf to carry that.


Key Facts – Gloucester vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have lost one of their last four home league fixtures
  • Gloucester have lost once at home since 2013 against London Irish in all competitions
  • London Irish have won only one away game in the Premiership this season


It has not been a convincing season from London Irish on the road, and even though they have scored at least 25 points in their last two road games, they are in a slump.

The Exiles have lost five straight matches in all competitions and may not be good enough to claim a rare win at Kingsholm.

A Gloucester 1-12 winning margin is at a quote of 6/4* (odds recorded 21:11 GMT on May 26th, 2021)


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs London Irish

Gloucester to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 21/10 at Bet365