London Irish vs Saracens Rugby Betting Tip London Irish +5 Handicap – 19th February 2022

Sarries could just sneak the win in Brentford against the in-form Exiles

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England London Irish vs Saracens England
19th February 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish +5 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:31 GMT on February 17th 2022

London Irish came up with a big victory in Premiership Rugby last weekend as they continued on in some very good form.

After hammering Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate last weekend, can they go and back it up with a victory at home against Saracens?

Saracens were also winners last weekend as they put on a strong second-half performance to topple Harlequins at the StoneX.

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London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles produce the win?

With just two defeats in their last eight Premiership Rugby matches, London Irish are in pretty good shape.

Last weekend they visited Ashton Gate and put 49 points on the scoreboard as they demolished the Bears.

They have been quite the attacking force for this season with the Exiles.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting, the win for London Irish is at 7/4* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on February 17th 2022 at Bet365).

So they may be underdogs, but their chances cannot be dismissed in this one.

It is an important match for them because London Irish are still within reach of the top four places this season.

The two losses that they have suffered in their last eight league games have both been away from home.

They have been rock solid at the Brentford Community Stadium, not having lost a match there in any competition since last October.

Our betting prediction:
Saracens 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on February 17th 2022 at Bet365)


Back in Round 8 of this season’s Premiership Rugby, there was a thrilling 34-34 draw between London Irish and Saracens.

That extended London Irish’s winless streak against Sarries to nine in the Premiership (D1 L8).

If they win on Saturday, they will equal their tally of match wins from last season with still another eight matches of this campaign to go.

There have been back to back home wins for London Irish in Brentford.

The last time they won three home matches was in February 2016.

Just to put into context their scoring threat, only Saracens have scored more Premiership Rugby tries than the Exiles have done this season.


Saracens Preview – Sarries in for a test

Saracens posted an unanswered 9 points in the second half of their home match against Harlequins last weekend.

That saw them claim a 19-10 win over the reigning champions.

The victory for Saracens moved them on to a W10 D1 L4 record this season and they are the top points-scorers in this campaign.

There have been back to back victories for them in the league now.

But it hasn’t been all plain sailing for them recently as Sarries are W2 L2 in their last four league matches.

Their current away form leaves a lot to be desired as well.

Saracens have lost four of their last five road games in all competitions, including two of their last three in the league.

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Saracens have not been leading at half-time in any of their last four away games in the Premiership.

Despite that, they have won two of those four.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting on Saturday, Saracens are 4/9 odds-on favourites* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on February 17th 2022 at Bet365).

They have their clear scoring threats. They have averaged 2.8 points per 22 entries this season.

That is a Premiership Rugby league-high for this season, scoring a try from 40% of their visits, another league-high.


London Irish vs Saracens Betting Advice

This is a big home match for London Irish because victory against a team above them in the standings would be huge at this point.

It would keep them firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish this season, which is shaping up to be a huge scrap this season.

This should be some battle and London Irish may be worth a look. A London Irish +5 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on February 17th 2022 at Bet365).


Key Facts – London Irish vs Saracens Betting Tip

  • London Irish are unbeaten at home in all competitions since October
  • London Irish draw 34-all at Saracens earlier this season
  • Saracens are the leading try-scorers in this season’s Premiership Rugby


The Exiles have a home advantage and pose a big scoring threat of their own, so they can take on Saracens.

Saracens have had a couple of slips in their recent away matches, with losses at Wasps and Exeter.

They do perhaps just shade it in terms of quality, but they will be made to work for this.

Saracens 1-7 winning margin is out their selection at 11/4* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on February 17th 2022 at Bet365).


The best betting odds for London Irish vs Saracens

London Irish to win: 7/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Saracens to win: 4/9 at Bet365