Newcastle Falcons vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip Newcastle -2 Handicap – 8th May 2021

Falcons to edge a narrow success against the Exiles at Kingston Park

George Wacokecoke / Newcastle Falcons ©IMAGO / Action Plus 04/24/2021

England Newcastle Falcons vs London Irish England
8th May 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Newcastle -2 handicap
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021

After such a promising start to the new season, Newcastle are nestled second from the bottom in the Premiership.

Will they be able to put a bit of home cheer on the board at least as they play host to London Irish on the weekend?

The visiting Exiles are not going to be a pushover, with the odds tight in Premiership Rugby betting.

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Newcastle Falcons Preview – Can the Falcons find a win?

A loss against Gloucester in the last round of Premiership action saw Newcastle fall to second from bottom.

They are a quote 4/6 to pick up the home win at Kingston Park on the weekend against London Irish however* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021).

That loss against Gloucester was the third in a row in all competitions for Newcastle.

In the top flight, the winless streak for the Falcons is at six with just one bonus point picked up during that run.

So they have been on a serious demise and will be looking for a bit of revenge after having lost heavily at London Irish earlier this season.

The Premiership home record for Newcastle is W3 L4 this season. The wins for them happened against Sale, Gloucester and Harlequins.

Of the wins that they have taken at Kingston Park, only one of them was by a margin of more than three points.

Newcastle have managed to score more than 20 points in just two of their seven home games during the campaign.

Our betting prediction:
Newcastle 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021)


A Newcastle -2 handicap for Saturday’s fixture is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021).

The last time that Newcastle lost both Premiership games in a season against London Irish was in the 2014/15 campaign.

The home record in the competition that the Falcons have over the Exiles is pretty good.

Newcastle have suffered a home defeat against the Irish since 2010.

The Falcons are boosted by the return of winger Adam Radwan who has scored 32 tries in 42 appearances for them.


London Irish Preview – Can Irish grind one out at Kingston Park?

It has been successive defeats for London Irish in the Premiership, so they will be looking to stop a slide.

Those were against Northampton and Harlequins, granted not the easiest of fixtures.

But in all competitions now that is a three-match losing streak for London Irish.

The win for London Irish in the match outright is at 5/4 so they aren’t expected to be far away* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021).

What does throw a question mark over them though is their poor away form this season.

London Irish won at Wasps at the end of February in league action and have remained winless on the road in all competitions since then.

The overall away record for London Irish in the Premiership this season is now at W1 D1 L4.

Only two of their away fixtures this season have been settled by a margin of double figures (both losses against Sale and Exeter).

So London Irish are expected to keep things relatively tight in the northeast on Saturday.

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A London Irish +2 handicap is at a quote of even money for rugby betting* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021).

Saturday’s opponents Newcastle are only one of two teams who have scored fewer points this season than London Irish.

So this really does look like being a really tight affair.

Whoever loses this one has a fair chance of getting out of the game with a losing bonus point in the bag, surely.


Newcastle Falcons vs London Irish Betting Advice

We are not sure which way to go in this one with both teams just struggling.

Because of home advantage and a lack of away success for London Irish this season, we are just siding with Newcastle.

A Newcastle -2 handicap at 10/11 may just serve for rugby betting* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021).


Key Facts – Newcastle Falcons vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Newcastle Falcons have lost six Premiership games in a row
  • Newcastle Falcons lost at London Irish earlier this season
  • London Irish have won just one away game this season


London Irish have had an improved season and they did get a good win over Newcastle in Brentford earlier this season.

They are likely to get close, but their away struggles may just trip them up.

A Newcastle 1-10 winning margin is our rugby betting tip at 23/10* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on May 6th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Newcastle Falcons vs London Irish

Newcastle Falcons to win: 21/20 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 5/6 at Bet365