London Irish vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip Away Win – 3rd April 2022

Quins can triumph in big derby duel with London Irish in Brentford

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England London Irish vs Harlequins England
3rd April 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 8/11 odds taken 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022

London Irish lost important ground in the race for a top four finish in Premiership Rugby as they were beaten by Northampton last weekend.

There’s another tough match for them this weekend as they host reigning champions Harlequins.

Quins are back at full strength for the run to the finish of the season and head into Sunday’s fixture as narrow favourites.

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London Irish Preview – Can Exiles get back to winning ways?

London Irish slipped to a defeat at home against Northampton Saints in their last league match.

That was by a heavy 20-point margin as well.

It leaves the Exiles with back to back Premiership Rugby losses and their hopes of a top four finish fading.

For Sunday’s home game against Harlequins, London Irish are 11/10 in the match outright* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at William Hill).

London Irish’s loss against Northampton Saints last weekend snapped a tremendous run of home form that they have been on.

The Exiles had won seven home fixtures in a row (all tournaments) before that slip-up.

It was a four-match winning streak that they had going there in Premiership Rugby action.

In that run of winning league form at home, London Irish did beat Exeter Chiefs and Saracens.

So they are more than capable of knocking over strong opposition.

Our betting prediction:
Harlequins 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at William Hill)


Back in Round 9 of this seasons’ Premiership Rugby, London Irish landed a 22-19 victory over Harlequins.

The last time that they completed a season double against their rivals was in the 2017/18 season.

This will be just the second home match at the Brentford Community Stadium for London Irish against Quins, the Exiles losing last season’s encounter 25-21.

A London Irish +2 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at William Hill)

It has been just one home win that the Exiles have taken in their last five at home against their neighbours.

The Exiles did take a losing bonus point in three of those four defeats.


Harlequins Preview – Quins on a roll

Harlequins have been powering towards the end of the season, winning their last four on the spin.

It has also been back to back away wins for them in the league.

Those were victories recorded at Worcester Warriors and Bristol Bears, Quin scoring at least 29 points in both of those.

The last time that Quins won three straight Premiership Rugby away matches was in December 2020.

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for Harlequins is at 8/11* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at William Hill).

Reigning champions Harlequins are comfortably heading towards a return to the Premiership Rugby semi-finals.

Harlequins have some big momentum behind them at the moment, will they extend it on Sunday?

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Harlequins last won five straight fixtures in a single Premiership season between December 2018 and March 2019.

They are on the brink of a repeat.

But this doesn’t look like being an easy game, as opponents London Irish do pose a scoring threat.

The margins are not likely going to be wide in this fixture for rugby handicap betting.

All nine away fixtures that Quins have played this season have been settled by a margin of no more than 10 points.

This has the potential of being a very high-scoring match.


London Irish vs Harlequins Betting Advice

London Irish are the joint top try scorers in this season’s Premiership Rugby as they have turned into an attacking beast.

However, there is another side to the story as they have conceded the third-highest amount of tries.

It’s that defence, which hasn’t been quite as strong recently, which could see them slip.

So the Harlequins To Win pick at 8/11 is the first option* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • London Irish have won one of their last five at home against Quins in the league
  • London Irish are W4 L1 in their last five Premiership home matches
  • Harlequins are on a four match winning streak at the moment


It’s hard to imagine that this derby match is going to be settled by more than 10 points whatever the result.

So a Harlequins to win by a 1-7 margin, backing the visitors for success, makes sense at 11/4* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at William Hill).

Quins are finishing the season strongly with a full squad now and can make amends for that home loss against the Exiles earlier this season.


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Harlequins

London Irish to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 8/11 at Bet365