Leicester vs Sale Betting Tip – Sale -7 Handicap – 5th September 2020

Sharks to secure rare away win at Welford Road against Leicester

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England Leicester vs Sale England
5th September 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale -7 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September

Sale are still looking strong for a top-four finish this season as they collected a superb home win over Bristol last weekend.

They have come up big in their last two fixtures have the Sale Sharks.

They head out on the road on Saturday to face the struggling Leicester who suffered a loss at Gloucester last weekend.

This appears to be a good chance for the visiting Sale to keep their positive momentum going.

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Leicester Preview – Leicester fall to another defeat

It was a 46-30 loss for the Leicester Tigers last weekend as they paid a visit to Kingsholm to face Gloucester.

That leaves them with only one success in their last five rounds and that was a narrow success in a low-scoring scrap with the equally out of form London Irish.

But they can look at their home form as something positive ahead of this tough game on Saturday.

In all competitions during 2020 Leicester have suffered just one loss at Welford Road, which was recently against Bath in the Premiership.

The Tigers are the underdogs for this one however at 11/5 in the match outright* (odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September)

In their loss at Gloucester last weekend, Leicester snapped a four-match sequence of not having produced more than 16 points in a fixture.

After round 17’s action, the Tigers were still stuck second from bottom in the table with a W5 D1 L11 record.

Our betting prediction:
Sale 11-20 Winning Maring

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(odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September)


The recent head to head between Leicester and Sale isn’t going to instil a great deal of confidence in potential Tigers backers.

Earlier this season Leicester lost 36-3 at Sale, leaving them with back to back losses against the Sharks.

But this needs some closer examination as Leicester have lost just once at home against Sale in Premiership Rugby since 2008.


Sale Preview – Sharks getting some momentum together

Back to back wins over Wasps and then Bristol, two competitors for a top-four finish, has given Sale a great leg-up in that particular race.

Last weekend they were as impressive as it gets as they trounced Bristol 40-7.

Their victory over Wasps happened on the road and it has been three wins in their last five away games that Sale have taken.

Sale are the 4/11 odds-on favourites for the match win on Saturday* (odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September).

They currently boast the best defensive record in the Premiership this season, while only three teams have produced more tries than they have.

Their victory over Bristol last weekend moved Sale on to a W10 L7 record for the campaign and are shaping up for a positive finish by the looks of it.

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But it is perhaps worth noting ahead of Leicester v Sale rugby betting, that in their first three games after the season was restarted, Sale were struggling on the scoreboard a little bit.

They failed to get more than 22 points scored in any of those first three matches, before cutting loose against Bristol.

Twice in their last five fixtures, they have tallied at least 39 points in a fixture, but on both occasions, they were at the AJ Bell Stadium.

So it may be worth considering a slightly narrower line when it comes to the Sharks picking up the away win.

A Sale -7 handicap option is at 10/11* (odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September).


Leicester vs Sale Betting Advice

Sale have conceded fewer points than any other team in this seasons’ league and have given up fewer tries than anyone else.

That alone makes this a really difficult task at hand for the Leicester Tigers and we would have to swing with the away win.

The points from this match mean a lot more to the visitors than they do to the Tigers with only five games left in the regular season.


Key Facts – Leicester vs Sale Betting Tip

  • Sale have won three of their last five away games
  • Leicester have lost one home game in 2020 in all competitions
  • Sale Sharks are currently second in the Premiership


So we have to look at the margins for an expected victory for Sale. They were supremely confident last weekend and tore Bristol to shreds.

It’s harder to expect that kind of stuff out on the road so we would be happy to have a look at the Sale -7 handicap for that 10/11 quote* (odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September).

We are also tempted to look at something a little more adventurous and go for a Sharks 1-12 Winning Margin at 7/5* (odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September)* (odds taken 23:19 GMT Friday 4th September)


The best betting odds for Leicester vs Sale

Leicester to win: 11/5 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
Sale to win: 4/11 at Bet365