Gloucester vs Saracens Rugby Betting Tip – Gloucester to win – 6th May 2022

Cherry & Whites can defy the odds at home against Saracens in European Challenge Cup showdown

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England Gloucester vs Saracens England
6th May 2022 – Kick Off 2000hrs
Rugby – England – European Challenge Cup
Pick Gloucester to win
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 11/5 odds taken 19:02 GMT on May 5th, 2022

There is a huge all-English showdown coming up on Friday night in the European Challenge Cup rugby.

Gloucester have some big home form going at Kingsholm against fellow English top-flight teams in the competition.

Can the visiting Saracens deliver the odds as favourites though and make it through to their fourth Challenge Cup semi-final?

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Gloucester Preview – Home side to swing it at Kingsholm?

This will be the first time that Gloucester have gone up against Saracens in any European competition.

The Cherry & Whites have some favourable trends on their side.

Gloucester have won their last six matches at Kingsholm in the tournament against Premiership teams.

They have also won their last five, home and away against English teams in the Challenge Cup.

The last time that they lost at Kingsholm against another Premiership team was against Sale Sharks in the 2001/02 semi-final.

That defeat was by a one-point margin only.

Gloucester are 11/5 underdogs in rugby betting to win on Friday* (odds recorded 19:02 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill)

Gloucester were at home last weekend in Premiership action and smashed rivals Bath 64-0.

All in all, it has been a good season on home turf by Gloucester.

The Cherry & Whites have won eight of their last ten home fixtures, not including the Premiership Cup.

Our betting prediction:
Gloucester 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:02 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill)


Gloucester can also take some heart from having beaten Saracens this season already.

There was a 25-24 away win secured by Gloucester at the StoneX in January in a Premiership clash.

That snapped a three-match losing streak Gloucester had been on against them.

With Gloucester having won their last three knockout stage matches played at home (the last two against Premiership opposition), they look in good shape.

They have won all but one of their last four quarter-final ties in the European Challenge Cup.


Saracens Preview – Sarries have a tough tie

Saracens are on a nice run of form at the moment, winning their last five in all competitions.

In that run there were European Challenge Cup wins for them over Brive and Cardiff.

Saracens have been to the semi-finals of this tournament three times before.

However, they have lost their last three away fixtures against fellow Premiership teams in it.

So they do have to try and buck a bit of a trend.

With a place in the top four in the Premiership locked in already, Saracens can go hard at this.

They have won their last three away matches in all competitions.

Saracens are 4/11 odds-on to win this one* (odds recorded 19:02 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill).

But that doesn’t tell the entire story of their away form, because their longer road form hasn’t been terrific.

In their last ten away matches across all competitions Saracens are W5 L5.

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Saracens don’t have a great recent track record on visits to Kingsholm either.

They had lost four in a row there before claiming a victory in their most recent Premiership visit, which was in 2019.

It’s a W2 L5 record from Saracens in their last seven visits to Kingsholm.

Saracens have won all but one of their last eight matches in the Challenge Cup.

In their current three-match winning streak, they have scored at least 40 points in each.


Gloucester vs Saracens Betting Advice

This is a great fixture which guarantees one English side taking a spot in the semi-finals.

While Saracens have won all but one of their last five Challenge Cup quarter-final matches, their last five knockout away fixtures have ended in defeat for them.

We think that this is going to produce the same result, so the Gloucester to win option at 11/5 is the first rugby betting tip * (odds recorded 19:02 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill)


Key Facts – Gloucester vs Saracens Betting Tip

  • Gloucester have won their six Challenge Cup home matches against English teams
  • Gloucester have won their last 3 knockout stage matches at Kingsholm
  • Saracens have lost only one of their last eight matches in the competition
  • Gloucester are two-time European Challenge Cup winners
  • Saracens have lost all five of their previous away knockout matches in the Challenge Cup


Gloucester are a tough side to knock down at Kingsholm and their performance last weekend in the league will have put wind in their sails.

The record of Gloucester speaks for itself, winning the last five occasions they have met English opposition in the tournament.

A Gloucester 1-7 winning margin is the pick at 4/1* (odds recorded 19:02 GMT on May 5th, 2022 at William Hill)


The best betting odds for Gloucester vs Saracens

Gloucester to win: 11/5 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
Saracens to win: 4/11 at Bet365