Northampton Saints vs Bristol Bears Rugby Betting Tip – Saints -4 handicap – 2nd April 2022

Saints good enough in attack to take down the Bristol Bears at Franklin's Gardens

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England Northampton Saints vs Bristol Bears England
2nd April 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Northampton Saints -4 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022

Northampton Saints do still have an outside chance of making a top four finish this season in Premiership Rugby.

That would likely need them to go on a really hot streak, with other results going their way, however.

But a home win may be in sight for them on the weekend as they play host to Bristol Bears.

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Northampton Saints Preview – Saints to defend Franklin’s Gardens

There was an excellent win for Northampton last weekend in Premiership Rugby.

They paid a visit to the in-form London Irish and took a scintillating victory in Brentford.

Northampton Saints ran out 42-22 winners against the Exiles.

That made it back to back league victories for Northampton having beaten Wasps in their last home match.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting, the win for Northampton is at a quote of 8/15 odds* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at Bet365).

The last time that Northampton Saints won three league games in a row was right at the start of the season.

That latest win that they recorded, which was at home, saw Northampton snap a three-match losing streak at Franklin’s Gardens.

Back in Round 9 of this season’s Premiership Rugby action, Northampton claimed a 36-20 win at Ashton Gate against Bristol Bears.

The last time that they completed a season double against this opponent was in the 2016/17 season.

Our betting prediction:
Northampton 1-7 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at Bet365)


This season’s victory over the Bristol Bears for Northampton saw them snap a five-match losing streak against them.

Northampton have lost their last three at home against the Bears though.

It hasn’t been red-hot form by the Saints at Franklin’s Gardens after such a bright start to the season.

The Saints have claimed only two wins in their last six home fixtures.

Northampton Saints have tallied the biggest number of penalties this season in the Premiership.


Bristol Bears Preview – Bristol’s struggles to continue?

Bristol Bears lost away at Saracens last weekend, going down by 4-points at the StoneX.

That was the third loss for them in their last five league fixtures (W1).

Looking back at their extended league form, Bristol Bears have returned just one win in six (L5).

That lone win in the sequence happened at Ashton Gate as well.

In the match outright for Saturday’s fixture, Bristol Bears are 7/4* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at Bet365).

As for their away form specifically, Bristol Bears are on a five-match losing streak away from home in Premiership Rugby.

In three of those five losses, they failed to produce more than 14 points on the scoreboard.

The only league away win that Bristol Bears have recorded this season was at London Irish at the end of October last year.

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Bristol Bears have lost five of their last six Premiership fixtures, but the margins haven’t been won in the losses.

The last four defeats for the Bears has seen them stay within 9 points or fewer.

But it is hard to overlook a shocking W1 L8 away record by the Bears this season.

There have been signs that they have gotten a little more competitive recently.

They have scored at least 23 points in four of their last five league defeats.

Bristol Bears though, just can’t stop losing it would seem.


Northampton Saints vs Bristol Bears Betting Advice

Northampton haven’t had the greatest of seasons at Franklin’s Gardens in Premiership Rugby this season.

But they should have enough to get past Bristol Bears.

The Saints are the highest-scoring team outside of the current top two this season and the Northampton -4 handicap at 10/11 looks fair* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at Bet365).


Key Facts – Northampton Saints vs Bristol Bears Betting Tip

  • Northampton Saints have won two of their last six home matches
  • Northampton Saints have won back to back league fixtures
  • Bristol Bears have lost all but one away fixture this season


Bristol Bears have really stacked up the losses this season away from home in the league and can’t exactly justify a ton of support.

So the home win is the preference in Premiership Rugby betting.

A Northampton 1-7 winning margin at 11/4 looks about right* (odds recorded 14:12 GMT on April 1st, 2022 at Bet365)


The best betting odds for Northampton Saints vs Bristol Bears

Northampton Saints to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 18/1 at Bet365
Bristol Bears to win: 7/4 at Bet365