Harlequins vs Newcastle Falcons Rugby Betting Tip Newcastle +14 handicap – 12th June 2021

Falcons could beat the understrength Quins

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England Harlequins vs Newcastle Falcons England
12th June 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Newcastle +14 handicap
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: Even money odds taken 05:01 on June 10th, 2021

Harlequins will be heading to the playoffs and there is absolutely nothing at stake for them in this final fixture of their regular season.

So Quins may well take the opportunity to rest some players as they welcome Newcastle Falcons.

The Falcons gave themselves a nice lift last weekend with a home victory over bottom side Worcester to remain third-from-bottom.

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Harlequins Preview – Quins to finish in style at home?

Harlequins are going to the Premiership rugby playoffs as they have locked down fourth place.

This is a chance for them to rest some players ahead of next week’s playoffs.

They are doing just that as Harlequins are only retaining five players who started last weekend.

They have a bunch of Academy players in the squad for Saturday.

Last weekend Quins were beaten heavily at Sale Sharks, confirming their fourth-place finish.

In the match outright Harlequins are 1/7 odds-on favourites in rugby betting * (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

The last four league matches that they have been involved in have all been won by the home side on the day.

It has been a good year for them on home turf.

Quins have lost just two fixtures at the Stoop in 2021.

Our betting prediction:
Newcastle to win

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* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021)


The head to head is even between Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons in the last twelve meetings with six wins each.

But things separate out when it comes to meetings at the Stoop. Harlequins have lost just one home game there against Newcastle since 2000.

Because of Quins sensibly resting players ahead of the playoffs, it is hard to get a serious read on the game.

A Harlequins -14 handicap is at 10/11 which looks risky* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

They are the top-scoring side in the division this season but again aren’t at full strength.

Their overall home record in the Premiership this season is W6D1 L2.


Newcastle Falcons Preview – Falcons turn up full strength

The Newcastle Falcons are only making one change from last weekend’s starting lineup.

It was a comfortable home victory at Kingston Park against Worcester that they took.

That was the third win for Newcastle in their last four games, so they are finishing the season well.

The one defeat in that sequence for them was against Exeter.

But the Falcons have claimed only one road win in the 2021 calendar year in all competitions.

That was at Ospreys in the European Challenge Cup.

The overall away record of Newcastle this season in the Premiership is W2 L5.

The Falcons are a quote of 9/21 in the match outright for the win* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

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Newcastle Falcons have had some struggles putting points on the board away from home

They have only managed to get to the 20-point line on three occasions.

Of the five away defeats that they have suffered, four of these were by margins of double figures.

They are going to have the stronger team out of the two on Saturday.

So maybe they can keep the handicap line a little narrower.

They are facing the top-scoring team in the division, but under these circumstances, a Newcastle +14 handicap at even money looks to be on the radar* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).


Harlequins vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Advice

Though game to call here in terms of the winner because Harlequins are having an afternoon off.

So we think that the Newcastle +14 handicap comes into play and that’s a good rugby betting option at even money* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

The Falcons have had some positive results lately, so we think they stay close.


Key Facts – Harlequins vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Tip

  • Harlequins are playing only 5 starters from last weekend
  • Harlequins have secured a play-off place already
  • Newcastle Falcons have earned one road win in 2021


Quins are taking a sensible approach to this game with a playoff berth secured. They will face either Exeter or Bristol in the play-off semi-finals next weekend.

With them going under strength that just levels the playing field here.

It’s been a good season from them at home, but it may be just worth having a look at Newcastle to sneak a rare away win at 9/2* (odds recorded 05:01 on June 10th, 2021).

Their very slim chance at a top-eight finish for Champions Cup action next season hinges on them winning.


The best betting odds for Harlequins vs Newcastle Falcons

Harlequins to win: 1/7 at Bet365
Draw: 33/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Falcons to win: 9/2 at Bet365