London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs Rugby Betting Tip – London Irish -3 handicap – 29th January 2022

Exiles can complete the season double against Exeter

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England London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs England
29th January 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish -3 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022

London Irish are match favourites on their return to Premiership Rugby action on Saturday as they play host to Exeter.

This is a big clash in the race to make up some ground on the top four in the standings.

Exeter are only two points ahead of London Irish in 6th and 7th respectively. It could be an interesting afternoon in Brentford.

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London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles stop Exeter?

It has been a handy season by London Irish so far in this season’s Premiership Rugby.

They are on a W4 D3 L5 record for the campaign.

Their last league match was away at Wasps on Boxing Day and they lost that by a margin of 8 points.

That leaves them in touch with the top four still, five points outside that.

The confidence boost of being able to move above Exeter with a win on the weekend has to be a big motivator.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, London Irish are a quote of 4/7 for the win* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at Bet365).

The Exiles have really come out of their shell as an attacking force this season.

Their form in their last nine matches in all competitions is just excellent at W6 D1 L2.

Back in Round 6 of this season’s campaign, London Irish came up with a 33-21 away win at Sandy Park against Exeter.

There may be a good chance of a season double as the Exiles are unbeaten at home in all competitions since October last year.

Our betting prediction:
London Irish 6-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at Bet365)


The longer view of the head-to-head shows that London Irish have beaten Exeter in just two of the last nine league meetings.

Both of those wins for London Irish were away from home.

They are currently on a four match losing streak at home in Premiership Rugby against the Chiefs.

A London Irish -3 handicap is at 4/5* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at Bet365).

London Irish do have some positive home form behind them at the moment, and they average 26 points per league fixture this season.

That’s vastly superior to what Exeter has produced.


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Chiefs face a tough afternoon

Exeter ended the last round of Premiership Rugby action five points outside the top four.

So they have some work to do over this busy period.

The Chiefs lost their last league fixture, a two-point margin defeat against reigning champions Harlequins at the Stoop.

That snapped a run of three straight wins that they had put together.

But their overall season record of W7 L5 has seen them a little below par.

Following their loss against Quins, Exeter were the lowest scoring team in the current top eight of Premiership Rugby.

They have managed to score 20+ points in just one of their last four league fixtures.

In the match outright Exeter Chiefs are the 5/4 underdogs* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at Bet365).

With the start of the Six Nations next weekend looming, Exeter are missing six players who have gone to camp with England and Wales.

Their Scottish internationals are still with the Exeter squad for this weekend.

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Exeter Chiefs have lost three of their last four away matches in all competitions.

That was two in the Champions Cup against Glasgow and Montpellier and that league loss at Harlequins.

It’s been far from convincing stuff by them.

The challenges are going to get bigger as well.

It has been a while since Exeter will have paid a visit to London Irish as the underdogs.

That’s where they are at for Saturday.


London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

London Irish have found a good new attacking lease of life this season and can take the win against Exeter.

The match outright for the home win pick is odds-on, which is not a bad entry for the match, but the London Irish -3 handicap at 10/11 is worth considering* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at Bet365).

The Exiles have a good healthy average points tally per match and have already beaten a full-strength Exeter this season.


Key Facts – London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • London Irish beat Exeter at Sandy Park earlier this season
  • London Irish are undefeated in their last three home matches in all competitions
  • Exeter Chiefs have lost four of their last six away matches in all competitions


Exeter have been having struggles in keeping the scoreboard ticking over in matches.

The Chiefs have failed to make it to 20 points in either of their last two league fixtures.

With a chunk of their core missing, this is a difficult trip to Brentford.

A London Irish 6-10 winning margin is an interesting rugby betting play at 5/1* (odds recorded 21:42 GMT on January 27th, 2022 at Bet365).


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Exeter Chiefs

London Irish to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 5/4 at Bet365