Gloucester vs Sale Sharks Rugby Betting Tip – Sale +3 handicap- 2nd January 2021

Sharks may be able to sneak past Gloucester at Kingsholm

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England Gloucester vs Sale Sharks England
2nd January 1630hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Draw
Bookmaker betfred
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January

Gloucester put on a decent effort in a tough match against champions Exeter last weekend, but still ended up on the losing side of things.

They are favourites to get what would be their second league success of the season on the board when they host Sale this weekend.

The Sharks have just hit a little bit of a rough patch of form, losing their last three in all competitions.

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Gloucester Preview – Can’t Glcouester bank the home points?

It has been one league success for Gloucester this season in the Premiership.

So there have been a few struggles for the Cherry & Whites. Last Weekend they had to face Exeter at Sandy Park.

Surprisingly Glcuoestesr did get a couple of tries on the board in that match, losing 28-20 in the end.

But it was a fairly valiant effort from them as underdogs.

For this weekend’s game at Kingsholm against Sale, Gloucester are the 8/13 odds on favourites* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).

The one league victory that Gloucester have recorded this season happened at Kingsholm, a 42-24 victory over London Wasps.

But with a tough time of things also in Europe, the Cherry & Whites have only scored one victory in their last four matches in all competitions.

The head to head is interesting for Gloucester v Sale as well.

That’s because Gloucester have only won one of the last four against the Sharks (home and away).

Our betting prediction:
Sale 1-7 winning maring

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(odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January)


In last season’s corresponding fixture Glcouester were beaten 17-23 in their own backyard.

That’s back to back defeats at Kingsholm for Gloucester against Sale now.

But to their credit, while results have not been going their way, only Exter and Harlequins have produced more points than Gloucester have  come up with this season in the Premiership.

It’s been a tally of 99 scored in matches by Gloucester so far, an average of almost 25 per game.

A Gloucester -3 handicap for rugby betting is at even money for this contest* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).


Sale Sharks Preview – Can Sale enjoy more success at Gloucester?

Sales have hit a bit of a speed bump with their current form. They have lost their last three in all competitions.

The last time that they lost four straight games was in the 2016/17 season.

Last weekend they narrowly lost at home by a three-point margin against Wasps.

But they may be a little bit underestimated in this fixture given the recent head to head positives they have over the Cherry & Whites.

In fact, Sale have only lost once away from home in the Premiership since August 2020.

That lone defeat was against Newcastle earlier this season in Ashok upset.

So it is a W2 L2 record that Sale are currently on and what should give them hope is the Gloucester defence.

Their opponents have the worst defensive record in the Premiership currently.

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Sale Sharks are 11/8 in the match outright or get the win on the board on Saturday and that could be a tempter* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).

They did win six times on the road in the last campaign after all.

Four of the six away wins that Sale Sharks posted last season happened by a margin of at least 9 points.

In the handicap market for rugby betting, the Sale Sharks +3 option does look a good prospect* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).

That is because we don’t think that they are going to go there and get rolled over.


Gloucester vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

We think that the 10/11 odds on a Sale Sharks -3 handicap is a good way to start this game for rugby betting* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).

The visitors should have enough about them to get very close to the one in the one. The Sharks have taken three of their last four games against Gloucester.

Gloucester have not looked terribly tight in defence this season and there is an opportunity here for Sale.


Key Facts – Gloucester vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have won one of their last four matches in all competitions
  • Gloucester have the worst defensive record in the Premiership after four rounds
  • Sale Sharks have won three of the lsat four meetings with Gloucester


Gloucester will probably have been happy with their efforts last weekend against Exeter.

But that still leaves them with three defeats in their last four games in all competitions and only one league success for the campaign.

They have shown this season that they have the scoring threat, but their defence hasn’t caught up yet.


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs Sale Sharks

Gloucester to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 11/8 at Bet365