Harlequins vs Sale Sharks Rugby Betting Tip Sale To Win – 20th February 2021

Sale can impress again away from home with a win at The Stoop

Cameron Neild / Sale Sharks ©IMAGO / Colorsport 12.02.2021

England Harlequins vs Sale Sharks England
20th February 1300hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale to win
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 8/5 odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021

Harlequins will look to extend some nice positive form on the weekend they host Sale at the Stoop.

This is a very interesting clash now with the home side running as favourites.

Sale Sharks were steaming along in good fashions before suffering a major upset last weekend. Can the Sharks respond?

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Harlequins Preview – Quins to make it four in a row?

Harlequins continued their upward trajectory in the Premiership last weekend with a victory over Leicester.

That was the third straight win for Harlequins.

They now go into this game on the weekend as the 4/6 odds-on favourites for rugby betting* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

It is a W5 D1 L3 record that Quins have recorded this season and they are going better than what was predicted.

They can boast being the top-scoring team in the Premiership as it stands as well.

Quins have averaged 30 points per game which is a fantastic return.

It means that they should rightly pose a big heart in this fixture.

So far this season in their completed home fixtures Harlequins have only taken a W1 D1 L2 record.

The losses were against Bristol and Exeter, with their first success at the Stoop was last weekend’s success over the Tigers.

Our betting prediction:
Sharks 1-12 winning margin

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(odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021)


For rugby betting, a Harlequins -4 handicap is at 10/11* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

So the bookmakers are expecting this one to be tight. Last season’s corresponding fixture was settled just six points in favour of Quins.

In the head to head, Harlequins have won two of the last five against the Sharks, both successes in that sequence happening at The Stoop.

It’s a four-match home winning streak that Quins have in the league over Sale.


Sale Sharks Preview – How will Sale deal with the setback?

Sale had gotten up a good head of steam in the Premiership, but that fell apart last weekend.

They were defeated at home against the struggling Bath, which was a huge missed opportunity for the Sharks.

So now they have to come up with a bounce-back performance and that’s always difficult on the road.

In the match outright for rugby betting in this fixture, a win for Sale Sharks is at 8/5* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

In this season’s Premiership, the Sharks are W6 L3 and they have completed all nine fixtures there, with no cancellations.

They have been scoring at an average of 22 points per game, which is well below that output of Saturdays’ opponents.

So far out on their league travels this season, Sale have returned an excellent W4 L1 record.

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Sale Sharks lost at Newcastle Falcons, but other than have been perfect this season.

There have actually been some good margins for them in their away wins as well.

Just one of the four road wins that Sale have earned this season have been by a margin of fewer than seven points.

The pick of their away wins was easily their success at the current league leaders Bristol Bears recently.

They by no means look a long way out of this match, even in defeat last weekend.


Harlequins vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

We think that Sale do put up a decent fight in this one as it’s been a good season from them on the road.

There’s something about their away form that we just can’t get past and therefore the Sharks +3 handicap does it for us at 10/11* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

A win at Bristol already this season is just what tips it in their favour.


Key Facts – Harlequins vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Harlequins have won their last 4 home games against Sale
  • Harlequins average 30 points per game this season, Sale 22
  • Sale Sharks have won 4 of 5 away games this season


The away form of Sale has been better than that of the home form of Harlequins, which does make this a fascinating encounter.

They are both top-four teams and we have to rally on that point about how strong Sale have been away from home.

Sale will also be trying to prove a point after last weekend’s upset and can score a narrow win.

A Sale 1-12 winning margin warrants consideration at 12/5* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Harlequins vs Sale Sharks

Harlequins to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 8/5 at Bet365