Leicester Tigers vs Saracens Rugby Betting Tip Home Win – 2nd October 2021

Tigers can defy underdog odds at Welford Road against Saracens

Tommy Reffell / Leicester Tigers ©IMAGO / Action Plus 24.09.2021

England Leicester Tigers vs Saracens England
2nd October 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021

With both Leicester Tigers and Saracens having won their respective opening two matches of the new Premiership season, we should be in for some clash here.

Will the Tigers be able to successfully defend home turf at Welford Road?

The newly-promoted Saracens have to be happy with their return to the top flight this season, but can they make it three wins on the spin?

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Leicester Tigers Preview – Can the Tigers hold off Sarries?

This is a big test for the Leicester Tigers as they look to extend their winning start to the new season.

They opened their campaign with a big success as they beat Exeter.

Then last weekend they added to the tally with a victory at Gloucester

The last time that Leicester Tigers opened a Premiership season with three wins in a row was at the start of the 215/16 campaign.

Leicester have an excellent home form behind them.

They have suffered just two losses at Welford Road since the end of January in any competition.

Those were, incidentally, league defeats against Northampton and Bristol.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, the win for Leicester is at a quote of 6/5* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021).

So they do go into this home contest as underdogs.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021)


The head to head for Leicester against Saracens win Premiership Rugby doesn’t make great reading for the Tigers.

They have won only three of their last seventeen such fixtures against Sarries.

But the positive from that is that two of the three wins did happen at Welford Road.

However, Leicester have lost their last four at home against Saracens in the league.

A Leicester Tigers +2 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021).

This does look as good of a chance as any for them to get one over on Sarries.

Leicester have scored at least 30 points in each of their last three Premiership fixtures now.

On eight of the last nine occasions that the Tigers have scored 30+ points in a match, they have won that fixture.


Saracens Preview – Saracens showing their strengths

It was always going to be very interesting to see what Saracens could do on their return to the top flight.

They have made a fine start.

They kicked off the campaign with a strong away victory at Bristol Bears, who had topped last season’s Premiership table.

Saracens had a bye in Week 2 (as there’s now 13 teams in the Premiership).

With them being back out on the road again, we have to look back to November 2019 to see the last instance of them winning back to back Premiership road wins.

Saracens are 8/11 in rugby betting for the win on Saturday* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021).

They have won their last four trips to Welford Road, the best run of form by any visiting team at the venue.

It has been a victory for Saracens in 10 of their last 12 matches against the Tigers.

They have earned more Premiership victories against Leicester than they have done against any other team since 2015.

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Saracens have won their opening two road games of a Premiership campaign in six of their last eight seasons in the league.

Their defensive strengths have already been on show this season.

Saracens didn’t concede a try in that opener against Bristol. They did heavily rely on a lot of kicking in that trip to Ashton Gate.

That’s one big test against Bristol that they have passed.

It means that Saracens can’t be written out of this.

A Saracens 1-10 winning margin for rugby betting is at 11/5* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021)


Leicester Tigers vs Saracens Betting Advice

You get the feeling that Saracens are just going to go from strength to strength this season.

They efficiently got the better of Bristol in Round 1 and despite only playing one game so far, there are only three teams who have kicked more metres than Saracens this season.

So you get an idea of their approach. It’s probably going to be pragmatic, and they have bossed Leicester around in the Premiership.

However, we think this is set right for Leicester Tigers to take the win at 6/5* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021).


Key Facts – Leicester Tigers vs Saracens Betting Tip

  • Leicester Tigers have won their first two games of the season
  • Leicester Tigers have lost 10 of their last 12 against Saracens in the Premiership
  • Saracens won at Bristol on their return to the top flight


They have scored well this season. After beating Exeter already at Welford Road, they have to be taken seriously.

The Tigers didn’t take their eye off the ball in an easier match at Gloucester last weekend, showing an excellent mentality.

It’s the Leicester Tigers 1-10 winning margin for us at 5/2* (odds recorded 19:16 GMT on September 30th, 2021)


The best betting odds for Leicester Tigers vs Saracens

Leicester Tigers to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Saracens to win: 8/11 at Bet365