London Irish vs Leicester Tigers Rugby Betting Tip Leicester -3 handicap – 9th October 2021

Tigers can edge a tight duel with the Exiles in Saturday's Premiership Rugby clash

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England London Irish vs Leicester Tigers England
9th October 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Leicester -3 handicap
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021

It has been a powerful start to the new Premiership rugby season by Leicester Tigers who have won all three matches.

So they are riding a big wave of confidence at the moment, having already beaten Exeter and Saracens this season.

Things are not going quite as well for London Irish. The Exiles are looking to end a long winless streak of league form.

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London Irish Preview – Can Exiles find a way to win?

One positive for London Irish this season is that they are currently the top tryscoring team in the Premiership.

They have averaged four per game so far. The bad news for the Exiles is that they are yet to win a match.

It has been a D1 L2 record from London Irish in the Premiership.

Their season started with a blow, an away defeat at Worcester Warriors who were the Premiership’s bottom side last season.

Then the Irish produced a valiant effort to play out a 31-31 draw at home against Sale.

They were close last weekend as well, losing by a two-point margin at Northampton.

So the Exiles have been competitive. But still wins have been eluding them.

That leaves London Irish as the 11/8 underdogs in Premiership Rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021).

Can they find a way to break a long winless streak of top-flight form now?

Their winless streak in Premiership Rugby stands at nine, their last win coming in Brentford in March with a success over Bath.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021)


London Irish can be buoyed with the stat that each of their last five meetings with Leicester have succeeded in the home side on the day.

The Exiles have won their last two home games against the Tigers in the Premiership.

That was after losing eight of the previous nine.

London Irish have only ever lost more Premiership home games against Bath than they have against Leicester in the competition.

With 8 of their 12 tries this season coming in the second half of matches, they have been a threat.

They also currently have the highest percentage of possession time in the opponent’s 22 of all teams.

They don’t look out of this and a London Irish +3 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021).


Leicester Tigers Preview – Can Tigers continue positive form?

It has been nothing but positives for the Leicester Tigers this season in Premiership Rugby.

They have collected three wins from three having seen off Exeter, Gloucester and Saracens.

So in Exeter and Saracens, the Tigers have knocked over a couple of the heavyweights already.

Including last season, that’s a four-match winning streak they are currently in Premiership rugby.

They have suffered only one loss in their last seven Premiership matches.

The last time that they won their first four fixtures of a league campaign was in 2000.

The Tigers are a quote of 8/13 in Premiership rugby betting to earn the win on the weekend* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021).

It was a 9-22 loss that Leicester suffered at London Irish last season.

But they do look to be in good enough shape to turn the tables on that result.

After all, Leicester have won more league games against London Irish than any other club in the Premiership.

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Leicester Tigers are W36 D1 L9 overall against the Irish, giving them a 78% win rate.

Further backing up their claims, Leicester have won their last three Premiership away games.

Each of those have been taken by a margin of no greater than seven points.

So the line in the handicap market is justifiably right here with the Leicester -3 at 10/11* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021).

This is currently Leicester’s best winning run away from home since they won four on the bounce at the end of the 2017/18 season.


London Irish vs Leicester Tigers Betting Advice

Few would have expected to see the London Irish as being the leading try scorers after three rounds of action.

But still, even with that improved scoring happening this season, they can’t seem to buy a win.

So the Leicester Tigers 8/13 match outright seems to be the way to go* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Leicester Tigers Betting Tip

  • London Irish have won their last two at home against Leicester
  • Each of the last time five meeting have been won by the home team on the day
  • Leicester Tigers have won their last four Premiership Rugby fixtures


We do expect a tight game because the Exiles look a bit of a threat going forward.

But Leicester look a confident side at the moment, and rightly so having beaten Exeter and Saracens already.

A Leicester -3 handicap at 10/11 fits* (odds recorded 18:16 GMT on October 7th, 2021).


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Leicester Tigers

London Irish to win: 11/8 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Leicester Tigers to win: 8/13 at Bet365