Leicester vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip Sale to win – 29th January 2021

Sale can sneak a narrow victory at Welford Road against Leicester

Will Cliff / Sale Sharks ©IMAGO / Colorsport 01/08/2021

England Leicester vs Sale Sharks England
29th January 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 8/13 odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January

Leicester are on a three match winning streak across all competitions at the moment, so have a nice bit of momentum going.

Will they be able to carry that forward on Friday night and bank a Premiership home win?

Sale are visiting having won their last two matches and it’s the visitors who are the current favourites in the match outright in rugby betting.

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Leicester Preview – Can the Tigers take the home win?

Leicester are W2 L2 in this season’s Premiership. They face a tough challenge on Friday as they host Sale.

The Tigers though do have a bit of form behind them.

They have won their last three games in all competitions.

Two fo those were in European action before earning a 36-31 home win over Bath in their most recent league game.

So far on home soil in the Premiership this season, the Tigers have a W2 L1 record.

They earned their victories over Gloucester and Bath, and they lost to Exeter.

Leicester scored more than 30 points in both of their home wins in this campaign.

In the match outright for rugby betting on Friday’s game, Leicester are the 11/8 underdogs as they face a strong Sale side*(odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

The Tigers are currently on a four-match losing streak against Sale in all competitions.

Since October last year, Leicester have suffered only one defeat at Welford Road in any tournament.

So could they cause an upset?

Our betting prediction:
Sale 1-7 winning margin

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(odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January)


Leicester have lost their last two home games against Sale (all competitions), going down 31-40 in last seasons’ corresponding meeting.

In each of their last three league games against Sale (home and away), the Tigers have lost by at least 9 points.

A Leicester +3 handicap, as they are in a bit of form, is at 10/11* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).


Sale Sharks Preview – Can Sale take the points at Welford Road?

Sale won at Welford Road last season in the Premiership. But they have never managed to win back to back league fixtures there.

So will they fall on their return? The bookies aren’t expecting that to happen.

Sale are the 8/13 odds-on favourites in the match outright* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

It has been back to back league wins for Sale this season in the Premiership, beating Gloucester and Worcester.

Those were a couple of the easier games that they have had on the cards.

It has moved them on to a W4 L2 record this season in the top flight and they start the weekend third in the Premiership table.

Will they be able to keep up the pressure on those above them by taking the win?

If so it would be their fifth straight success over Leicester.

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Sale Sharks have won two of their three away games this season, at Gloucester and London Irish.

Their other road fixture ended in a shock defeat at Newcastle.

Sale have scored more than 13 points in each of their away games this season, and over 20 points in two of them.

Going back to the handicap market a Sale Sharks -3 is somewhat tempting here at even money* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

Just like their opponents on Friday night under the lights, they are coming into form.

Sale have lost just one away game in the Premiership since August last year.


Leicester vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

This has the makings of being a very good game as Leicester have come into some nice form and Sale are on the up as well.

So that makes this one a tough call and we do think that Leicester are going to stick close.

But we are also going to push for the narrow victory for Sale at 8/13 in the outright* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).


Key Facts – Leicester vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Leicester have lost once at home in all competitions since October
  • Leicester are on a three-match losing streak against Sale
  • Sale Sharks have lost one league away game only since August


That is only because they have a little more to offer on the offensive end of things than the Tigers do.

It may be the factor which just splits these two at the end of the day.

With that in mind, Sale 1-7 winning margin is worth a look at 3/1* (odds taken 04:14 GMT Thursday, 28th January).

A narrow victory looks about the right call for the visitors.


The best betting odds for Leicester vs Sale Sharks

Leicester to win: 2/1 at Bet365
Draw: 28/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 1/2 at Bet365