London Irish vs Saracens Betting Tip Saracens -24 H/C – 31st August 2020

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England London Irish vs Saracens England
29th August 1300hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Saracens -24 Handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August

There is a tough match coming up for London Irish on Sunday as they welcome Saracens to the Stoop.

It has been a poor losing streak that the Exiles have put together and they are badly struggling to score points in matches.

Saracens have a nice winning streak going over Irish and will be expected to collect maximum points on Monday against them.

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London Irish Preview – Exiles fading fast

It has been a W5 D1 L10 record from the London Irish this season in the Premiership.

Immediately the big statistic that jumps off the page as a negative for them is the number of points that they have conceded.

They have shipped a league-high 424 which is an average of 26.5 per game going against them.

Incidentally, their opponents on Sunday, Saracens, have scored exactly 424 points this season.

Anyway, since the season restarted, the Irish have been left empty-handed in losses against Bath, Northampton and Leicester.

The first two of those were somewhat excusable, but that was a blow against the Tigers in midweek.

In total now, London Irish have scored 10 points in total in their last two matches.

Our betting prediction:
Saracens 26-30 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August)


So they just don’t look as if they are going to be a match for Saracens in any department here.

A London Irish -24 handicap is at 10/11* ((odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August))

When the two of these met earlier this season in November, London Irish came up just short 16-13 in a poor contest.

As far as recent meetings have gone, that is five straight losses that they have suffered against Sarries now.

They haven’t managed to put more than 16 points on the board in any of those five either.


Saracens Preview – Saracens with momentum

Saracens returned to action with a 16-12 away loss against Bristol, which is totally excusable given the strengths of the Bears.

But Sarries have responded with back to back comprehensive wins against Harlequins and Glocuster.

But those were on home turf and they head back out on the road looking for another success.

Saracens are W11 L5 this season, a record which has only been bettered by current league leaders Exeter.

Saracens though, because of a huge points-deduction penalty are getting relegated this season.

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Saracens have scored at least 24 points in four of their last five Premiership fixtures against London Irish.

If you average out their points from their last three meetings against the Exiles, then it has been a very healthy 37 points per game.

Sarries scored 51 points on their last away game against Irish.

They obviously have the strengths to go and get themselves a comfortable win in this one against a team so badly out of form.

In the overall head to head, Saracens are W25 L18 against Irish, with 10 of those wins happening on the road.


London Irish vs Saracens Betting Advice

Saracens have scored 51 tries in this season’s Premiership, which is lightyears ahead of the 36 produced by Irish.

We only see a very comfortable away win happening for Saracens as they nearly got themselves a superb win at Bristol on their return to action.

The going should be a lot easier for them at the Stoop on Monday, which is where London Irish are ground-sharing with Harlequins.


Key Facts – London Irish vs Saracens Betting Tip

  • London Irish have lost their last five against Sarries
  • London Irish have scored only 10 points in total in their last two league fixtures
  • Saracens have won four of their last five Premiership games


So it’s all about the margins in this one then. The line at the -24 for Sarcens looks about right to us for that 10/11 quote* (odds taken 22:45 GMT, Friday 29th August).

We can’t even see Irish being all that interested in this fixture as there will be more winnable fixtures to come.

Saracens have scored more than 30 points in each of their last two and with the Exiles barely making a mark on the scoreboard, we are siding with the big handicap for Sarries.


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Saracens

London Irish to win: 10/1 at Bet365
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
Saracens to win: 1/33 at Bet365