Leicester vs Wasps Rugby Betting Tip Wasps to win – 20th February 2021

Wasps can claim the road victory in the Premiership against Leicester

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England Leicester vs Wasps England
20th February 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps to win
Bookmaker coral
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021

Neither Leicester nor Wasps have been able to really nail a great deal of consistency this season.

So a pretty tight duel is expected at Welford Road on the weekend when the Tigers play host to Wasps.

Victory for the home side would pull them level on points with their opponents in the league standings.

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Leicester Preview – Will the Tigers get the home win?

Leicester are W4 L5 for this season’s Premiership campaign, leaving them fourth from bottom in the table.

That is with the cancelled fixture adjustments taken into consideration.

Leicester have completed seven of nine scheduled league games this season, winning three of those.

In the rugby betting match outright for this home game, Leicester are the 6/5 underdogs* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

So this is not an easy task for them.

The one victory that the Tigers have taken in their last three rounds of league action was at home against Sale back at the end of January.

But there is a trend perhaps which does lean things towards a victory for Leicester.

Each of the last eight Premiership meetings between the two clubs have gone the way of the home side on the day.

Since 2008 Leicester have suffered one home defeat only against Wasps.

Our betting prediction:
Wasps 1-7 winning margin
13/5

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(odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021)

 

In the home matches that they have played in this campaign, Leicester have won three of five.

Those victories were against Worcester, Gloucester and Bath who are the only three teams currently beneath them in the standings.

So that has to be taken into context really.

There is a quote of 10/11 on a Leicester +2 handicap for rugby betting* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

Will it be yet another home in this sequence of matches between the Tigers and Wasps?

 

Wasps Preview – Wasps pose a threat at Welford Road

Wasps claimed an away win at Worcester in their last league fixture which brought them some relief.

They had suffered back to back league defeats before that, both home fixtures as well.

In the match, outright Wasps are the 8/11 odds-on favourites* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

It has been three wins in their four away games this season in the top flight.

Their one road defeat happened against Gloucester, while Wasps rolled out wins over Bath, Sale and Worcester.

In the last twelve months, Wasps have suffered one away defeat in all competitions, so they are a road team to be reckoned with.

So the match outright favouritism on the visitors does carry some weight with it.

The last time that Wasps won at Welford Road was in September 2016.

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There hasn’t been much between the two teams this season in terms of b per game.

They are both at around the 25 points per game mark, so there’s nothing to really dig into there.

Also, two of the three wins away from home for Wasps this season have been by fewer than five points and all three fewer than nine.

So we don’t think big margins are in play here.

A Wasps 1-7 winning margin is at 13/5 and a viable proposition we feel for rugby betting* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

 

Leicester vs Wasps Betting Advice

The trend has been home wins then when these two meet up. But we are bucking that.

Wasps are a good away side and have already shown that this seasons, so the 8/11 match outright on them isn’t a bad place to start* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

But we want to look for some longer odds for rugby betting.

 

Key Facts – Leicester vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Each of the last 10 meetings have ended in a home win on the day
  • Leicester have won 3 of 5 home games this season
  • Wasps have lost one away game in the 12 months

 

The handicap market doesn’t do enough for us, so the straight Wasps 1-7 winning margin in an excepted-tight game is at 13/5 instead* (odds taken 20:01 GMT February 18th, 2021).

The home wins that Leicester have taken have been against weaker teams than Wasps, and we think that they just fall short.

 

The best betting odds for Leicester vs Wasps

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