Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears Rugby Betting Tip – Tigers -12 handicap – 30th April 2022

Tigers should bounce back to winning ways as they host Bristol on Saturday

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England Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears England
30th April 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Tigers -12 handicap
Bookmaker Befred
Odds: Even Money odds taken 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022

Premiership League leaders Leicester Tigers suffered another road defeat last weekend.

They were toppled by rivals Harlequins in a thrilling match at the Stoop.

That slip allowed Saracens to close to within four points of Leicester in the race to finish top of the regular season.

But Saturday’s home fixture against Bristol looks to be handing the Tigers a big opportunity to snap back to winning ways.

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Leicester Tigers Preview – Tigers to bounce back

The Leicester Tigers were brought down to earth by Harlequins last weekend at The Stoop.

That was a top clash, and it was just the second defeat for Leicester in their last eight league matches.

Both losses happened on the road.

Leicester have won all of their home fixtures this season in the Premiership and Europe.

In the match outright for Saturday’s match, Leicester Tigers are the 2/7 odds-on favourites* (odds recorded 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022 at Betfred).

This should, looking at the league standings and form, be a bit of a foregone conclusion.

It’s a fifteen match winning streak that Leicester are currently on at Welford Road in all competitions.

The last visiting team to win there was Bristol in June last year.

Earlier this season the Tigers claimed a narrow 2-point margin win at Ashton Gate against Bristol Bears.

The last time they completed a league double over the Bears was in the 2016/17 season.

Our betting prediction:
Tigers 11-15 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022 at Betfred)


Leicester’s win over Bristol earlier this season came after losing five of their previous six against them.

In the Premiership it has been a perfect 10 wins from 10 played for Leicester Tigers at home.

The last five wins they have banked at Welford Road in the competition, were by a margin of at least 12 points.

A Leicester -12 handicap is at even money in rugby betting odds* (odds recorded 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022 at Betfred).

If they do go out and pick up the home win on the weekend it will move them on to 11 home successes.

That will be the first time that they have reached that tally since the 2001/02 season.


Bristol Bears Preview – Tough trip for Bristol

The Bristol Bears clawed out a dramatic home win over rivals Gloucester last weekend.

They looked down and out but scored a game-sealing try two minutes from time.

The score gave the Bears a 1-point winning margin.

Bristol had raced out to a 14-0 lead within 10 minutes of the match but still ended up nearly being toppled.

In the match outright for Saturday, Bristol are 5/2 underdogs* (odds recorded 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022 at Betfred).

The Bears were on a four match losing streak in the league before beating Gloucester.

Bristol have secured one away win all season.

That was in a high-scoring fixture at London Irish back at the end of October last year.

Everything about this trip to Welford Road looks tough.

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Bristol Bears have been a little more competitive recently to be fair.

Four of their last five matches have been settled by a margin of no more than 10 points.

But that looks like a fine margin at Welford Road on Saturday.

It’s a six match losing streak on the road for them currently.

This is their worst run of road form since they lost 12 on the spin between January 2017 and February 2019.


Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears Betting Advice

Bristol Bears claimed a win on their last visit to Welford Road, but a repeat of that looks beyond them on Saturday.

The last time that Bristol won back to back away fixtures at Leicester was in the mid-60s.

A Leicester -12 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022 at Betfred).


Key Facts – Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears Betting Tip

  • Leicester Tigers have won all Premiership home fixtures this season
  • Leicester Tigers beat Bristol earlier this season
  • Bristol Bears have lost their last six road matches in the Premiership


Leicester Tigers are still top of the pile but now see Saracens just four points behind them, having closed the gap.

So they are likely going to want to come out and put in a big shift after losing to Quins last weekend.

They are more than capable of powering to a convincing win.

Tigers 11-15 winning margin is the other rugby tip at 5/1* (odds recorded 03:51 GMT on April 29th, 2022 at Betfred).


The best betting odds for Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears

Leicester Tigers to win: 2/7 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Bristol Bears to win: 5/2 at Bet365