Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip – Exeter -5 handicap- 20th November 2020

Quins to come up short at the Stoop against reigning champions Exeter

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England Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs England
20th November 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Exeter -5 handicap
Bookmaker Coral
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November

The new Premiership Rugby season kicks off on Friday night, with reigning champions Exeter in action.

They will be heading out on the road to the Stoop to begin their title defence against Harlequins.

The Chiefs were just a model of consistency and power last season, also winning the Heineken Cup.

Will they get this campaign off to a winning start?

Bet at Coral


Harlequins Preview – Can Harlequins grab the headlines?

This is going to be an important reboot for Harlequins who failed to hang on to a top four finish in the last league campaign.

They ended up taking a sixth-place finish with a W10 D1 L11 record on the board.

No other team that finished in the top seven alongwith the Quins, conceded more tries than they did.

At the end of last season they lost their last two games at the Stoop, going down in big clashes with Bath and Wasps.

In Premiership rugby betting, for this curtain raiser to the new season, harlequins are the 17/10 underdogs to claim the win* (odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November).

They can take some heart from last season’s corresponding fixture though, as the Quins collected a 34-30 win over Exeter at the Stoop.

That’s back to back home successes for them in the Premiership now.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-12 Winning Margin

Bet at Coral

(odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November)


Harlequins claimed a W6 D1 L4 record on home soil last season, which wasn’t a bad return from them at all.

They scored big impressive wins over Exeter, Saracens, Sale and Bristol in that campaign, so showed that they can mix it with the stronger teams.

In the rugby betting handicap market for this game, a Quins +5 is at 10/11* (odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November).

Can they at least keep it close against the champions, if not collect the victory?


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Will the Chiefs open strongly?

It was a historic double-winning season for the Chiefs who won both the Premiership and the European Champions Cup.

They are the ones to beat and once more, they are the frontrunner for more domestic success in the new Premiership season.

The Chiefs were just so impressive all around last season and picked up a tremendous record on the road.

It was a W7 L4 record that they posted on their travels and some of those defeats fell at the end of the season, when top spot had already been secured.

There was just no-one that could touch the scoring power of the Chiefs last season in the top flight.

In the rugby betting match outright for this contest the Exeter Chiefs are 1/2 to collect the victory* (odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November).

But interestingly they have won three of their last four games against Harlequins in the top flight.

One of those was in their penultimate visit to the Stoop in November 2018.

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Exeter Chiefs collected a W15 L7 record last season overall to finish top of the PRemiership table.

It was a +187 points difference that they picked up. Across the course of last season, Exeter scored an average of 28 points per game.

Only Wasps, who finished runners up to the Chiefs in the league standings and then in the Premiership final, were the only team to score more points in last season’s Premiership than Exeter.

Because it has only been a short break between season and Exeter having gone all the way to those two big finals, we expect them to be sharp and focused.


Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

We actually expect this to be tight. It’s the opening game of a new season on a cold night at the Twickenham Stoop.

The Quins did a great job on home turf against Exeter last season and we would expect them to at least stay close.

But we would have to still swing with a Exeter Chiefs -5 handicap at 10/11 in the rugby betting* (odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November).


Key Facts – Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • Harlequins won their home game against the Chiefs last season
  • Harlequins won six of their eleven home games last season
  • Exeter Chiefs have won three of their last four games against the Quins


Even when they were under big pressure in matches last season, Exeter just weathered storms and then kicked into gear to destroy teams.

We can see a steady start coming from then and they will likely redress the balance after losing in this corresponding match last season.

An Exeter 1-12 winning margin is at 5/2* (odds taken 02:29 GMT Thursday, 19th November).


The best betting odds for Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs

Harlequins to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 1/2 at Bet365