London Irish vs Gloucester Betting Tip – Gloucester +5 handicap – 6th February 2021

Exiles can heap more misery on the struggling Gloucester

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England London Irish vs Gloucester England
6th February 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester +5 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February

Gloucester are in all sorts of trouble in the Premiership at the moment as their season has gone from bad to worse.

The Cherry & Whites will be looking for points that could lift them off the bottom of the table on Saturday.

But do they have enough about them to take down London Irish in what is a fascinating battle?

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London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles bank the home win?

London Irish will probably fancy their chances in this home game against the struggling Gloucester.

It hasn’t been a great season but the Irish, but they have posted a W2 D1 L2 record from their five matches played.

That’s better than Gloucester’s output at least.

In the match outright for this Premiership rugby betting fixture, Irish are 4/9 odds-on* (odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February).

It’s not too often that you are going to see the Exiles at such a strong odds-on quote to pick up a league win.

So that actually says a lot about the demise of Gloucester this season really.

In this campaign, London Irish have taken a W2 L1 record from their three home matches played.

The wins came against Newcastle and Leicester, the former of those being a very good success.

Both home victories that they have taken have been by a margin of fewer than 14 points.

Our betting prediction:
London Irish 1-5 winning margin

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(odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February)


A London Irish -4 handicap comes in at a quote of 10/11* (odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February).

Even though they are favourites, you wouldn’t really expect the Exiles to cut loose and post a win by a substantial margin.

In last season’s corresponding fixture, London Irish posted a 24-20 home success over Gloucester.

That is two wins in their last three home league games against the Cherry & Whites now by London Irish.


Gloucester Preview – Can the Cherry & Whites find a winning touch?

it is just a W1 L6 record from Gloucester in their completed matches in this season’s Premiership.

That has left them bottom of the table heading into the weekend and with mounting pressure.

To see them go as the 15/8 underdogs to face London Irish is quite an eye-opener* (odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February).

The lone victory that they have recorded this season happened against London Wasps.

That’s the kind of form that they desperately need to tap back into.

It has been a bit of a defensive nightmare for Gloucester this season.

They have conceded at least 22 points in all of their matches in this league camping.

It has been at least 28 in four of those seven fixtures, so they clearly have some issues.

They are winless in three on the road this season.

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Of the 33 previous wins that they have taken against London Irish in all competitions, only 9 of those for Gloucester have been on the road.

So this is not an easy game for them. One positive so that they have a bigger scoring threat than the Exiles.

Gloucester have tallied 17 tries to the 11 produced by the Irish, although they have played a game more.

We see this one as being a really tight tussle and a Gloucester +5 comes in at 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February).


London Irish vs Gloucester Betting Advice

What an interesting contest we have here. London Irish have done alright at home this season with two wins in three.

The question mark is over their lack of scoring threat compared to Gloucester.

But the home win does look to be on the cards and therefore an Irish 1-5 winning margin is at 4/1 to consider for some extended odds* (odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • London Irish are unbeaten in four games in all competitions
  • London Irish beat Gloucester in last season’s corresponding fixture
  • Gloucester have lost their last four games in all competitions


Gloucester’s scoring is a factor here as they are likely to trouble the scoreboard, but it’s whether or not they can do enough defensively.

A Gloucester +5 handicap just about fits the bill nicely for us in rugby betting* (odds taken 13:13 GMT, Thursday, 4th February).

The visitors badly need maximum points out of this game, but we aren’t convinced that they are going to get them.

London Irish are W3 D1 in their last four games in all competitions.


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Gloucester

London Irish to win: 4/9 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 15/8 at Bet365