London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs Rugby Betting Tip London Irish +12 handicap – 18th May 2021

Exeter to get the win in Brentford against slumping Exiles

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England London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs England
18th May 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish +12 handicap
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:49 GMT on 15th May, 2021

There has been some slumping form from London Irish in terms of results. They have now lost four on the spin in all competitions.

They don’t get any respite in their next Premiership rugby fixture either as they host reigning champions Exeter.

The Chiefs will turn up in Brentford looking for their fourth straight league success.

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London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles hold out?

There is a tough game ahead for London Irish on Tuesday evening as they host Exeter.

In the match outright, the home win is at a quote of 3/1* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May 2021).

London Irish were on the wrong side of a hiding last weekend as they lost 52-27 at Newcastle Falcons.

That was a drubbing against the second-lowest scoring team in the top flight.

In two of their last three Premiership fixtures now, London Irish have conceded at least 44 points.

They have shipped at least 26 points in each of their last five first-team fixtures.

Their defence is going to get a good workout once again on Tuesday as they try to avoid falling to a four-match losing streak in the Premiership.

But their form in Brentford hasn’t been all that bad this season.

In their last home fixture, they suffered a defeat against Harlequins.

That was just their second home league defeat this season.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 8-14 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May, 2021)


The overall home form for London Irish in the Premiership this season is W5 D1 L2.

The two losses in that sequence were against Harlequins and Sale, both top-four sides.

Impressively, and perhaps a little unexpectedly, the Exiles have scored at least 20 points in all but one of their home games.

All but one of their home games have been settled by a margin of more than 8 points.

A London Irish +12 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May 2021).


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can Chiefs regain second-place?

Exeter were knocked out of second place on Friday night, with Sale sharks taking an expected win over Bath.

A win will move Exeter backup. It has been a W13 L5 record from the reigning champions this season.

In the match outright for rugby betting the win for the Chiefs is at 2/9* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May 2021).

The only loss that Exeter have suffered in their last seven Premiership fixtures was at Gloucester in late March.

They had fielded a weakened side in that one ahead of Heineken Cup action.

There have been three away losses for them out on the road in the campaign.

Those were at Wasps, Sale and Gloucester.

Their overall away record for the campaign is W6 L3.

Three of their five away wins have been by a margin of at least 22 points. The other two were by less than seven points.

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Exeter Chiefs -12 handicap is at the 10/11 mark for Premiership rugby betting on Tuesday* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May 2021).

The Chiefs have lost only one of their last seven encounters with the London Irish, which was at Sandy Park in 2020.

There have been wobbles from Exeter on the road this season.

We don’t see them having too many problems in this one, however.

They have the strength in defence to keep the Irish at a comfortable distance.

The Chiefs have the best defensive record in the Premiership. They have also scored at least 18 points in six of their nine road fixtures


London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

It is hard to get the win for London Irish, despite their decent record in Brentford this season.

They have conceded heavily in their recent fixtures. Confidence isn’t going to be high being on a four-match losing streak in all competitions.

But we think they are worth the 10/11 odds on a London Irish +12 handicap* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May 2021).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • London Irish have lost only twice in Brentford this season
  • London Irish have one win in their last seven against Exeter
  • Exeter Chiefs have won their last three league fixtures


Only half of Exeter’s wins this season have been by a margin of more than 12 points.

The away win does look the more likely of the outcomes in this one.

The Exeter 8-14 winning margin is just worth pushing for at 12/5* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on 15th May 2021).


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs

London Irish to win: 3/1 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 2/9 at Bet365