London Irish vs Bath Rugby Betting Tip – London Irish -12 Handicap – 3rd January 2022

London Irish can romp to a comfortable home victory over Bath

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England London Irish vs Bath England
3rd January 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish -12 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021

London Irish put up a good challenge in defeat away at Wasps last weekend in Premiership Rugby.

Can they take all the spoils back on home turf on Monday as they play host to the badly struggling Bath?

The West Country club were torn apart at home by Gloucester last weekend and remain at the foot of the table without a win.

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London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles triumph?

London Irish are on a W3 D3 L5 record for this season in Premiership Rugby.

There was a defeat for them last weekend as they paid a visit to Wasps.

London Irish lost 38-30 on the day, but again turned in a positive attacking display of rugby.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting on Monday, London Irish are a quote of 1/8 to gain the victory* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

The loss against Wasps on Boxing Day saw a five-match winning streak for London Irish snapped.

That run of form was from all tournaments.

That includes a victory over Newcastle in their last home match in the top flight.

London Irish beat the Falcons 43-21 and it was their first league home success since beating Bath last season in March 2021.

On paper at least, they look as if they have a good chance of earning another win.

That is because on Monday they will host bottom side Bath who are still without a single league win this season.

Our betting prediction:
London Irish 11-20 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021)


London Irish’s win over Bath in March at the Brentford Community Stadium, saw them beat the West Country side for the first time in a fair while.

The wine snapped an eleven match winless streak of form that the Exiles had been on against Bath.

But they do look to be in the driving seat for this current meeting.

A London Irish -12 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 for Premiership Rugby betting on Monday* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

The scoring output from the Exiles this season has been terrific.

At the close of Round 10, they had scored more tries this season than any other team.

In terms of points scored in matches, only Saracens bettered the Irish’s tally of 312.


Bath Preview – Can Bath get off the mark?

Things went from bad to worse for Bath last weekend as they lost at home against rivals Gloucester.

Home losses for them against the Cherry & Whites are pretty rare.

But Bath just weren’t in the running at all, not helped by having two players in the sin bin at the same time at one point of the match.

That is ten matches played and ten lost by Bath this season in the Premiership.

It’s been rough going and they look extremely frail in defence.

The win for Bath in the match outright for rugby betting is at 11/2* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

At the end of Round 10, Bath were the second-lowest scorers in the driving and only Worcester had conceded more points than they had.

Bath have conceded an average of 33 points per game this season in the Premiership.

Not only have Bath lost all league games this season, but appearances in the Premiership Cup and the Champions Cup have ended in defeat for them too.

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Bath last won a match in June with a league home win over Northampton Saints.

In all competitions, Bath are W1 L18 in their last nineteen matches across all tournaments.

Ahead of their first match of 2022, we do have to go back and examine their defence a little further.

In five of their last six matches in all tournaments, Bath have conceded at least 40 points.

So they are therefore the taking.

A Bath +12 handicap with all of that in mind looks a slightly unfavourable proposition* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).


London Irish vs Bath Betting Advice

This should be a winnable match for London Irish who have had no trouble scoring points this season.

They have been running tries for fun and they are facing a dreadful Bath defence in this one.

So the obvious pick is a London Irish -12 handicap at 10/11 for Premiership Rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Bath Betting Tip

  • London Irish have won 1 of their last 14 against Bath in all competitions
  • London Irish are the top try-scoring team in this season’s Premiership
  • Bath have lost 18 of their last 19 first team matches


There should be points in this one for London Irish who can earn a comfortable victory in Brentford.

This appears to be one of those occasions where the head to head can be thrown out of the window.

Bath can’t stop leaking points and that doesn’t look likely to stop. London Irish to win by a margin of 11-20 points could be a solid proposition for rugby betting.


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Bath

London Irish to win: 1/8 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Bath to win: 11/2 at Bet365