Newcastle Falcons vs Gloucester Betting Tip Newcastle -2 handicap – 9th January 2021

Organised Falcons can sneak past Gloucester at Kingston Park

Brett Connon / Newcastle Falcons ©imago images / Colorsport 01/09/2021

England Newcastle Falcons vs Gloucester England
9th January 1400hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Newcastle -2 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: Even money odds taken 1800 GMT, Friday 8th January

With only one victory to their name this season, Gloucester have fallen to the bottom of the Premiership.

They continue to score well but now boast the worst defensive record after five rounds of play.

Will they be able to stop the rot as they head nrth to face Newcastle who are flying high in the table at the moment?

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Newcastle Falcons Preview – Can the Falcons get back to winning ways?

It is a W4 L1 record that the Newcastle Falcons hold in the Premiershipship this season. One of those victories was awarded after a cancelled fixture.

The only loss that they have suffered happened on New Year’s Day when Bristol got the better of them at Ashton Gate.

But their form at Kingston Park is worth noting.

The Falcons have suffered one loss there since May 2019.

That loss was in this year’s European Challenge Cup.

Newcastle are the 8/11 favourites to get maximum points on the board in this fixture* (odds taken 1800 GMT, Friday 8th January).

So far on home soil in this season’s Premiership, Newcastle have played one fixture, that ending in a 15-13 win over Sale.

With all that being said, Newcastle have lost three of their last four home games against Gloucester in Premiership action.

The last time that they played host to the Cherry & Whites was in December 2018, the visitors taking a three-point win.

Our betting prediction:
Newcastle 1-10 winning margin

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(odds taken 1800 GMT, Friday 8th January)


The trend with Newcastle’s games this season has been ones of tight margins.

They are currently the lowest-scoring team in the top nine of the Premiership, but they have the second-best defensive record.

Newcastle have scored an average of 17 points per league game this season.

A Newcastle -2 handicap is at even money* (odds taken 1800 GMT, Friday 8th January).

The biggest points-margin in any of their games was the 12-point loss they suffered against Bristol.


Gloucester Preview – Can Gloucester raise themselves?

One win in five league games is all that Gloucester have to show for their efforts at the moment.

They have been going well enough in attack, but their defence has been leaking points left, right and centre.

In their last league fixture, they gave another good account of themselves, narrowly losing to the in-form Sale Sharks at Kingsholm.

But it was another defeat for them.

It leaves the Cherry & Whites with only one success in their last five games in all competitions.

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Gloucester do not have the away form on the board either as they are the 6/5 underdogs in the match outright* (odds taken 1800 GMT, Friday 8th January).

The Cherry & Whites have lost their last six first-team away games.

Since October 2019 they have only claimed one victory away from Kingsholm, that happening at Worcester last year.

But they do have a three-match winning streak going for themselves over the Falcons.

They badly need a lift of maximum points against them to potentially get their season going.


Newcastle Falcons vs Gloucester Betting Advice

This is an interesting fixture as we don’t think that Gloucester are totally out of the picture in this fixture.

They have been scoring consistently well and have put in good shifts against Exeter and Sale in their last couple of league games.

Gloucester have come up short in both of them. That’s the outcome we think will happen in this one, Gloucester falling just short.


Key Facts – Newcastle Falcons vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Newcastle Falcons have lost one league game only this season
  • Newcastle Falcons have suffered one home loss since May 2019
  • Gloucester have lost their last six first team away games


The Cherry & Whites are lacking away form, while Newcastle have been storming along at Kingston Park since May 2019.

So we have to just swing to the home win here, especially as the Falcons have beaten Sale at home this season.

A Newcastle 1-10 winning margin at 21/10 fits the bill for us* (odds taken 1800 GMT, Friday 8th January).


The best betting odds for Newcastle Falcons vs Gloucester

Newcastle Falcons to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 6/5 at Bet365