Gloucester vs Northampton Saints Rugby Betting Tip – Gloucester -3 handicap – 16th April 2022

Cherry & Whites to edge Premiership rivals Northampton in Challenge Cup contest

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England Gloucester vs Northampton Saints England
16th April 2022 – Kick Off 2000hrs
Rugby – England – European Challenge Cup
Pick Gloucester -3 handicap
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:42 GMT on April 14th, 2022

There is an all-Premiership clash in the European Challenge Cup on Saturday as Gloucester host Northampton.

The two sides meet for the first time in Europe in this one and it’s Gloucester who are the favourites.

They have form against fellow English clubs in the competition and the Cherry & Whites have already toppled the Saints at Kingsholm this season.

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Gloucester Preview – Cherry & Whites favourites

In the last round of action, Gloucester picked up a 26-21 win in Wales against the Dragons.

The Cherry & Whites overcame a 21-12 deficit at the halftime break in that one.

In the match outright for Saturday’s rugby betting, Gloucester are 8/15 * (odds recorded 19:42 GMT on April 14th, 2022 at Ladbrokes).

Gloucester have been a big home-form team this season in all tournaments.

They have won eight of their last ten at Kingsholm in all tournaments.

On the weekend they will meet Northampton for the first time in Europe.

Gloucester have claimed a win in each of their last five European home matches against fellow Premiership teams.

In the Challenge Cup, Gloucester have a fantastic record, winning 37 of their last 42 at Kingsholm.

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:42 GMT on April 14th, 2022 at Ladbrokes)


Gloucester came through the Pool stage with three wins in four matches.

That was good enough to take them to second place in Pool B.

The Cherry & Whites have been produced, averaging 5.8 tries per game in the Challenge Cup this season.

That’s a competition-high, which should set them up well.

Gloucester hosted Northampton in Premiership action at the start of March and claimed a 35-30 victory.

Gloucester have won four of their last five home matches against Northampton.


Northampton Saints Preview – Can the Saints defy the odds?

This is a tough Round of 16 tie in the European Challenge Cup for Northampton saints on Saturday evening.

One big positive for the Saints is they have hit some strong form.

It has been a five-match winning streak by Northampton Saints in all competitions.

In the match outright, the win for Northampton Saints is at 11/8* (odds recorded 19:42 GMT on April 14th, 2022 at Ladbrokes).

Their away form however has been hit and miss recently.

It has been a W5 L5 return from the Northampton Saints in their last ten away matches.

In the one completed away match, they have played in European action this season.

In that one, they suffered a 5-point margin defeat against Ulster.

During this season’s Pool stage, Northampton Saints finished 10th in Pool A.

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Northampton Saints have won the day on the last six occasions that they have faced English opposition in the Challenge Cup.

Four of those wins came in the knockout stage of the competition.

Their loss against Ulster was in Northampton’s last match in the competition.

The last time that they lost back to back matches in the competition was in the 1996-97 season.

Northampton’s recent improved form does put an interesting spin on this match.


Gloucester vs Northampton Saints Betting Advice

Gloucester have been such a good home team this season that they have to be favoured to get through this contest.

They have produced almost an average of six tries per match in this season’s competition.

The Gloucester -3 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:42 GMT on April 14th, 2022 at Ladbrokes)


Key Facts – Gloucester vs Northampton Saints Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have won 37 of their last 42 home matches in the competition
  • Gloucester beat Northampton at home in the Premiership this season
  • Northampton Saints have won their last five matches in all tournaments


This season’s meeting in the league between these two at Kingsholm was only settled by five points.

So the Gloucester 1-7 winning margin looks to be about right for this contest at 10/3 * (odds recorded 19:42 GMT on April 14th, 2022 at Ladbrokes)

This is set up to be an excellent contest between two Premiership sides, but home advantage may just swing it.


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs Northampton Saints

Gloucester to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Northampton Saints to win: 11/8 at Bet365