London Irish vs Newcastle Falcons Rugby Betting Tip – Irish -5 handicap – 4th December 2021

Exiles can get the job done at home in a duel with Newcastle Falcons

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England London Irish vs Newcastle Falcons England
4th December 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish -5 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021

Even though they have been competitive in matches this season, there have been just two wins for London Irish this season.

On Saturday they get to host Newcastle Falcons in a Premiership Rugby mid-table clash in Brentford.

Can the Exiles keep themselves ahead of the Falcons in the league standings by holding them at bay?

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London Irish Preview – Exiles look for the home win

Last weekend London Irish defied underdog odds to claim just their second league win of the season.

That was through a 19-22 road win at Harlequins at the Stoop.

The victory left London Irish on a W2 D3 L4 record this season in the Premiership.

There has been nothing wrong with their scoring output at all this season.

The Exiles are averaging 26 points per game in the Premiership, which is far superior to that of Newcastle.

Looking at their overall form, London Irish have lost just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.

In the match outright for Saturday’s contest, London Irish are the 1/2 odds-on favourites in Premiership Rugby betting* (odds recorded 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021).

However, they haven’t taken a home win in Brentford since beating Bath there back in March during last season’s campaign.

Our betting prediction:
London Irish 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021)


The recent head to head has seen London Irish lose all but one of their last five matches against the Falcons in the Premiership (W1).

They have also shipped at least 20 points in each of their last four against this opponent.

But if we dial things into their home matches, then it is a totally different story.

London Irish have won six of their last seven Premiership home matches against the Falcons (L1).

An Irish -7 handicap is at a quote of 10/11 for this one* (odds recorded 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021).

After losing nine of their previous ten league matches, the Exiles are on the up with just one defeat in their last five.


Newcastle Falcons Preview – Falcons can challenge in Brentford

There was a bit of a missed opportunity for Newcastle Falcons last weekend at Kingston Park.

They were held to a draw by the struggling Worcester after having held a half time lead.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby on the weekend, the Falcons are 13/8* (odds recorded 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021).

The Falcons have returned one league win in their last four now (D1 L2) and overall are on a W4 D1 L3 record this season.

After the conclusion of last weekend’s action, only bottom side Bath had scored fewer points than Newcastle in this seasons’ Premiership.

In last weekend’s draw against Worcester Newcastle Falcons picked up their first try bonus point of the campaign.

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Newcastle Falcons are W2 L2 on the road this season in the top flight, the victories happening at Bath and Exeter.

The last time that the Falcons won back to back away games in the competition was in December last year.

They are probably going to be organised enough in defence to keep themselves tight to the hosts in this match.

Newcastle Falcons boast one of the better defensive records in the league.

But perhaps tellingly, their only loss in their last five against the Exiles happened on their one previous visit to the Brentford Community Stadium (January this year).


London Irish vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Advice

The London Irish have been a lot more productive in putting points on the scoreboard than the Falcons have.

Even though the Exiles do fall short against the Falcons in terms of defence, home advantage should count here.

The London Irish -5 handicap is an interesting option for Premiership Rugby betting at 10/11* (odds recorded 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Tip

  • London Irish are W6 L1 in their last seven home games against Newcastle
  • London Irish have lost only one of their last five top-flight matches
  • Newcastle Falcons are W2 L2 on their travels in this season’s Premiership


Newcastle can be happy with their efforts this season, particularly in taking a win at Exeter in their last road game.

Back to back road wins have been few and far between for them, and we think they just come up short.

London Irish 1-7 winning margin at 11/4 is the other rugby betting pick for this game* (odds recorded 17:45 GMT on December 2nd, 2021).


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Newcastle Falcons

London Irish to win: 1/2 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Falcons to win: 13/8 at Bet365