Leicester Tigers vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip Leicester -7 handicap – 12th March 2022

Leicester to maintain 100% record at Welford Road in big Premiership clash

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England Leicester Tigers vs London Irish England
12th March 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Leicester -7 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: Even Money odds taken 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022

Leicester Tigers lost a big duel with Saracens last weekend, but comfortably remain top of the Premiership table.

They do face a tricky challenge this weekend as London Irish pay a visit to Welford Road.

The Exiles are in some terrific form at the moment and could pose the Tigers a threat in what could be one of the highlight matches of the weekend.

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Leicester Tigers Preview – Tigers face a challenge

Leicester Tigers went to the StoneX last weekend to face Saracens and came up short.

They did give as good as they got in a match that was affected by some heavy winds.

The Tigers ended up losing 27-34 after conceding a late try which took Sarries away from them.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting the win on Saturday for the Tigers is at 2/5* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfair).

The loss snapped a run of four straight league victories that Leicester Tigers had been on.

But they do hold a 100% winning record at Welford Road this season in all tournaments.

That’s eleven wins from eleven.

Overall in this Premiership campaign, Leicester have won 15 of 18 matches played.

Victory on the weekend will see them reach 16 wins in a campaign for the first time since the 2010/11 season.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester Tigers 8-14 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfair)


The head to head points to some positives for the Leicester Tigers coming up with the win.

They have won 8 of their last 10 against the Exiles in the Premiership.

Leicester Tigers are on a four-match winning streak at home against London Irish.

In their Premiership history, Leicester have beaten London Irish more times than they have against any other club.

Given that they are 9 from 9 at home in the Premiership this season, they do look like the pick.

A Leicester -7 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfair).

Only three of Leicester’s home wins were by fewer than 9 points this season.


London Irish Preview – Exiles arrive in form

London Irish have been one of the surprise packages of the season and they are not out of the top-four race.

They ended last weekend in fifth place in the table, just two points outside the top four.

The Exiles are on a W8 D4 L6 record this season.

They are, interestingly, the top-scoring team in this season’s Premiership Rugby outside of the current top two (Leicester Tigers, Saracens).

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for London Irish is at 7/4* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfair).

In their last four league fixtures, London Irish are W3 D1.

Last weekend they put more than 40 points on the scoreboard in an easy success over the Worcester Warriors.

London Irish have lost only one of their last six Premiership fixtures (W4 D1 L1).

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London Irish are undefeated in two road games in their current form, beating Bristol and then picking up a draw at Sale Sharks.

The Exiles have picked up one victory in their last four away games (D1 L2).

It has been just two wins that London Irish have produced at Welford Road before.

Those were in 2003 and in 2014.

The last time that London Irish went five straight league matches without a loss was in 2010.

Can they do enough at Welford Road to match that?


Leicester Tigers vs London Irish Betting Advice

Leicester Tigers have to be backed to get the job done as they have been so good at Welford Road this season.

They did give Saracens a run for their money last weekend at the StoneX.

Leicester Tigers also have a big head to head record against the London Irish and the first pick is a Leicester -7 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfair).


Key Facts – Leicester Tigers vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Leicester Tigers have won all first team home matches this season
  • Leicester Tigers are W8 L2 against London Irish in the last ten meetings
  • London Irish have only ever won twice at Welford Road in the Premiership


London Irish have been wonderfully competitive this season and have scored consistently well.

But toppling the Tigers at Welford Road is not going to be easy.

The Exiles have won only one of their last four on the road, so the Leicester 8-14 winning margin gets the nod at 3/1* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at Betfair)


The best betting odds for Leicester Tigers vs London Irish

Leicester Tigers to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 7/4 at Bet365