Newcastle Falcons vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip – Harlequins -6 handicap – 27th February 2021

Harlequins to take maximum points at Kingston Park against the Falcons

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England Newcastle Falcons vs Harlequins England
27th February 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Harlequins -6 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: Even money odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021

The Newcastle Falcons are now finding the going tough in the top flight having lost three of their last four games.

It’s been back to back losses for them. Will they be able to stop the rot at Kingston Park on Saturday when they host Harlequins?

That may not be easy because the visitors are rolling along in top form at the moment on a four-match winning streak.

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Newcastle Falcons Preview – Can Newcastle triumph at Kingston Park?

It has been three losses for Newcastle in their last four league games now, but their last two have both been declared defeats.

That’s because of cancelled fixtures.

So it’s been a while since they were able to actually take to the field and get some game-time under their belt

Including cancelled fixture adjustments for the 2021 Premiership season, Newcastle are W5 L5.

It is a W4 L3 record from their seven matches that they have actually played.

Across those fixtures the Falcons have averaged 18 points per game.

So they have not been one of the sharper attacking teams at all.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, a win for Newcastle is at 21/10* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

The cancelled fixtures have been disruptive in terms of them trying to get consistency going.

But still, those missed fixtures aside, Newcastle are on a two-match losing streak in the league after going down against London Irish and Exeter.

At Kingston Park in the top flight, they have taken a W2 L1 record from their three fixtures played.

All three of those fixtures were settled by a 12-point margin or less.

Our betting prediction:
Quins 8-14 winning margin
14/5

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(odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021)

 

Newcastle are the second-lowest scoring team in the top flight this season as it stands.

But they have been very good in defence as they boast the current best defensive record.

It has been an average of around 18 points per game that they have conceded this season, which is excellent.

Especially considering that they were a newly promoted side of this season’s top flight.

The last time that Newcastle and Harlequins met was in the 2018/19 Premiership season.

The Falcons lost both encounters with Quins that sequence, going down 38-17 at Kingston Park.

 

Harlequins Preview – Quins to march on?

There has been big form recently from Harlequins in the Premiership, as they have won their last four.

It is a five-match unbeaten streak of form that they are actually ticking over on (W4 D1).

So understandably they are heading to Kingston park on the weekend as the 4/9 odds-on favourites* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

Their away form is something to behold as well.

Not counting their declared defeat for a fixture against Worcester on New Year’s Day, it has been a seven-match winning streak for Harlequins on their Premiership travels.

That’s remarkable stuff.

So appear to be in the kind of form to chalk up another away win on the weekend.

As Harlequins are running as the odds-on favourites in the match outright, for ruby betting we need to go to the handicaps.

Because of how tight Newcastle’s games have been in general this season, we are looking at a Quins -6 handicap at even money* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

That does sound like a fairly reasonable proposition, considering that Newcastle have not played since early this month.

Plus Harlequins are the top-scoring side in the division with an average of 30 points per game.

That’s the kind of average that one would assume Newcastle would have a hard time fending off.

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Taking a look closer at her away form of Harlequins this season, it has been four wins against Wasps, Northampton, Gloucester and Bath.

Each of those four away wins were by at least ten points.

So Quins are firing very well at the moment.

A Quins 8-14 winning margin piques a little bit of interesting at 14/5* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

With their current form Harlequins look to be well on course for a play at a top-four finish in the league this season, can they keep that form going?

Their away form suggests so.

 

Newcastle Falcons vs Harlequins Betting Advice

You basically here have a Newcastle Falcons side who have not played a fixture since February 7th, taking on the red-hot Quins.

As Newcastle have lost three of their last four Premiership fixtures anyway, this just looks like being a tough afternoon at Kingston Park for them.

We don’t see them getting change out of the visitors.

So a Harlequins -6 handicap at even money looks like a good option for rugby betting* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

 

Key Facts – Newcastle Falcons vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • Newcastle Falcons have lost their last two league fixtures
  • Newcastle Falcons have had their last two fixtures cancelled
  • Harlequins have won their last seven away games (not counting declared defeats)

 

All four of the away wins that Harlequins have recorded this season have been by at least 10 points.

With their huge away form, then it’s only right that the visitors are favourites here.

We would be happy with the 14/5 on a Quins 8-14 winning margin punt for the game* (odds taken 06:00 GMT February 25th, 2021).

 

The best betting odds for Newcastle Falcons vs Harlequins

Newcastle Falcons to win: 21/10 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 4/9 at Bet365