Leicester Tigers vs Bath Rugby Betting Tip Bath to win- 3rd January 2021

Bath can collect the away win at Welford Road

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England Leicester Tigers vs Bath England
3rd January 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Coral
Odds: 5/6 odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January

Sunday’s surviving game in the premiership comes from Welford Road as Leicester play host to Bath.

The Tigers are stuck on just the one league win for this campaign after their game against Newcastle was cancelled last weekend.

Bath didn’t play in the last round either as their fixture against London Irish was called off. Who gets back into the swing of things the quickest?

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Leicester Tigers Preview – Will Tigers take the home points?

Leicester have taken one win this season in the Premiership and therefore could really use a boost of fortunes.

For Sunday’s home fixture against Bath, the Tigers are the 21/20 underdogs in the match outright for rugby betting* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).

They had last weekend’s scheduled fixture against Newcastle cancelled leaving them on a W1 L3 record for the campaign.

In their three completed fixtures, they have tallied 60 points, an average of 20 per game.

It’s been five tries that they have produced in this season’s top flight. Not the greatest of outputs.

But defensively they haven’t been all that bad really, so we think this is going to be a relatively tight fixture.

It is hard to know what is coming from the Tigers. In their last eight Premiership home games, they have gone W4 L4.

They are also on a four-match losing streak against Bath in Premiership rugby.

Our betting prediction:
Bath 1-7 winning margin

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


The last time that the Tigers got the better of Bath was at Twickenham in the April 2018 “The Clash”.

It is a three-match losing streak that they have going at Welford Road against the visiting Bath in Premierhsip action.

So the Tigers are somewhat justifiable underdogs in the match outright for this fixture.

For rugby betting, a Leicester +1 handicap is at even money* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).


Bath Preview – Bath still seeking momentum

Bath haven’t been in action since losing at home at The Rec to Scarlets in European action.

Their scheduled match against London Irish last weekend was cancelled, so both of these are coming back after a long break.

It is a W2 L2 record that Bath holds in the top flight this season, after being awarded 4 points for last weekend’s game.

Surprisingly, after their strong campaign last season, Bath are not looking a fluent, powerful outfit at the moment.

They have managed to score just 48 points from their three completed fixtures in this campaign.

Bath are the match favourites in the outright here as they are at 5/6 to collect the victory* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).

Last season out on their top-flight travels, Bath won six times and one of those was a 38-16 success at Leicester.

Of their last four wins over the Tigers, that was the biggest margin of success.

But the thing that will concern punters over the chances of Bath in this is their away form since October.

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Bath have taken only one win on their travels in all competitions since October, that being a success at Worcester in early December.

So that leaves them on slightly shaky ground, especially with their attacking units one really yet to get going this season.

So again, we see this being a fairly tightly run thing, especially with a lack of game time for a couple of weeks for both units.

Bath are the strongest of the two teams on paper and if they get the road win, it will likely only be by a conservative margin.

Therefore a Bath 1-7 winning margin looks a nice pick for some extended odds on an away success at 27/10* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).


Leicester Tigers vs Bath Betting Advice

Neither team have really gotten into their stride at all this season and it is hard to see much between them for the weekend’s clash.

The Tigers haven’t don’t bad from a defensive perspective this season but look more limited in attack even against Bath.

So we think the value in is Bath sneaking a narrow road win at 5/6 in the match outright* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).


Key Facts – Leicester Tigers vs Bath Betting Tip

  • Leicester Tigers have lost their last four games against Bath
  • Leicester and Bath both had last weekend’s league matches cancelled
  • Both have only one won away game since October in all competitions


Bath do have the head to head form going in the Premiership over the Tigers and that just swings it

So we the expectancy of a narrow road win that 27/10 quote on a Bath 1-7 points winning margin for the fixture comes into play nicely for rugby betting* (odds taken 0155 GMT, Friday, 1st January).


The best betting odds for Liecester Tigers vs Bath

Leicester Tigers to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Bath to win: 5/6 at Bet365