London Irish vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip London Irish +7 handicap – 5th April 2021

Harlequins can earn a good win at London Irish

Ollie Hassell-Collins / London Irish ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 04/16/2021

England London Irish vs Harlequins England
5th April 1230hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish +7 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021

All of the pressure in this one is really going to be on the visiting Harlequins who are on a push for a top-four finish.

They ended the last round of action in fourth and will want to try and keep Northampton Saints off their tails.

Will Quins be able to secure an away win at London Irish in a fascinating tussle?

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London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles stop Harlequins?

It has been back to back defeats for London Irish in all competitions after suffering a heavy loss at Northampton last weekend.

The Exiles are sixth in the table at the moment, but nine points adrift of fourth-placed Harlequins.

A win for the home team would shake up that race for the top four a bit.

But London Irish are the current 11/5 underdogs in Premiership rugby betting for Saturday’s fixture* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

This season London Irish are W6 D2 L5 from their thirteen completed matches.

They have averaged 22 points per game in that sequence of form.

It hasn’t been a bad season from the Exiles in Brentford this season at all.

They have earned a very positive W5 D1 L1 record at home in this season’s league.

The one loss in that sequence was against Sale Sharks.

London Irish’s average points per game go up to 26 in their home fixtures for the campaign.

So the home form of London Irish really makes this a fascinating fixture and the margins may not be as wide as first thought.

Our betting prediction:
Harlequins 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)


All but one of London Irish’s home Premiership fixtures have been settled by a margin of more than nine points.

That was in their 13-point margin of success against Leicester Tigers.

Unexpectedly perhaps, London Irish have scored at least 30 points in four of their seven home games in this campaign.

A London Irish +7 handicap is at 10/11 odds for Saturday’s rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

When the Exiles went to the Stoop to face Harlequins earlier this season, they picked up a draw.

They have won one of their last four home games in the Premiership against Harlequins. Their last two league victories against them have been away from home.


Harlequins Preview – Will free-scoring Quins prevail?

Harlequins need to keep up the pressure in the race for a top-four finish because things would get tighter if they were to lose this.

Harlequins are W9 D1 L5 this season from their completed matches in the Premiership.

They are the top-scoring team in the division, by some distance as well.

So they are heading into action as the strong 4/11 odds-on favourites in Premiership rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

But this could be a tricker match than expected for them.

Jumping onto the away form of Harlequins, they are W4 L3 this season.

Two of those away defeats however were at Bristol and Exeter, two of the three teams who were above them at the end of the last round of action.

But the power of their scoring can still be seen in that away record.

Only in two for their seven away games did Harlequins scored fewer than 28 points. They tallied 33 or more in four of their road fixtures.

So they certainly carry a much more potent attacking threat than London Irish do.

An interesting statistic for rugby betting here is that each of the last five league games for Quins has been won by the home side on the day.

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Harlequins last won away from home against Bath in Round 8 of this season’s Premiership.

It is going to be interesting to see what they can produce the scoreboard in this one, having been held to a 27-all draw by the Exiles earlier this season.

Harlequins have scored at least 29 points in each of their last three league away games against London Irish.

Three of their four away wins in this campaign have been by a margin of at least 13 points.

A Harlequins -7 handicap at evens, however, just looks a little too tight to risk* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)..

That’s fully taking into account the great home season that London Irish have produced.


London Irish vs Harlequins Betting Advice

In their last two home fixtures, London Irish have scored 36 points against Bath in the league and 41 points against Cardiff Blues in European action.

Granted Harlequins pose a much stiffer test than either of those two.

But that scoring combined with the confident and positive poem form of London Irish this season sends us towards thinking this is going to be tight.

So a London Irish +7 handicap at 10/11 is the way to go for rugby betting in this Premiership match* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • London Irish have lost only one completed home match this season in the Premiership
  • London Irish drew against Harlequins earlier this season
  • Harlequins are the top-scoring team in the Premiership


The Exiles have held out for a draw at home against current leaders Bristol Bears this season and the only visiting team to win there has been reigning champions Exeter.

But we do think that they just miss out on the win here. That’s just because of the attacking quality that Quins present.

Harlequins to win by a 1-12 margin at 6/4 covers a lot* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Harlequins

London Irish to win: 11/5 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 4/11 at Bet365