Northampton Saints vs Gloucester Rugby Betting Tip Northampton -8 handicap – 8th May 2021

Saints can make a statement in Saturday's early Premiership fixture

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England Northampton Saints vs Gloucester England
8th May 1400hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Northampton -8 handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)

Northampton could make a statement in Saturday’s early Premiership Rugby betting fixture.

Four points would see them move level on points with fourth-placed Harlequins in the pursuit of a semi-final place.

So this is a chance for the Saints to put pressure on some of those above them. With Gloucester enduring a tough season, will Northampton making home advantage count?

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Northampton Saints Preview – Can Saints keep top 4 challenge going?

Northampton look to have a good chance of getting themselves a victory on the weekend as they continue to challenge for a top-four finish.

They finished the last round of league action in fifth place.

There has been good recent form from the Saints who have suffered a loss in the last five rounds of action.

In their last league outing at Franklin’s Garden, they beat London Irish.

There are the 4/11 odds-on favourites to add another home win* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)

The last time that the Northampton Saints managed back to back home wins was in December 2019.

The overall home record for the Saints this season W2 L3, having had cancelled fixtures.

The victories in the sequence happened against Worcester and Sale Sharks.

Our betting prediction:
Saints 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)


It is that win against Worcester which is perhaps the best indicator for rugby betting in this game.

The Saints earned it by a 19-point margin.

We don’t think that they get to that against Gloucester, but with the Cherry & Whites struggling, a Northampton -8 handicap is at 10/11 odds* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)

On Saturday, Northampton will be seeking their third straight league victory over Gloucester.

That’s not counting Gloucester’s declared win in this season’s first scheduled meeting.


Gloucester Preview – Can Gloucester earn a win?

Gloucester earned a home win over Newcastle in the last round of Premiership action.

That left the Cherry & Whites third from bottom in the table, moving up a place at the expense of the Falcons.

Away from home this season in all competitions, Gloucester have produced a victory, which was back in round 12 at Wasps.

That leaves them with an overall W1 L7 road record this season in premiership.

Only three of those seven defeats away from Kingsholm were by a margin of double figures, however.

In the match outright for rugby betting, the win for Gloucester is at a quote of 11/4* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)

Gloucester’s record at Franklin’s Gardens is not much to shout about either. They have one once there since 2013 and that on visits in all competitions.

That lone win there at Northampton in the sequence was in April 2019.

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Gloucester have scored at least 20 points in five of their eight away fixtures this season.

So that’s something of a positive for them, and it’s their defence that has, by and large, let them down this season.

In six of their eight road games, Gloucester conceded at least 22 points.

For Premiership rugby betting the Gloucester +9 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)

This is no easy road game for George Skivington’s troops at Franklin’s Gardens.


Northampton Saints vs Gloucester Betting Advice

We have to go with the home win. Northampton are playing well at the moment, look full of running and have very good set pieces.

That’s all likely to add up to too much for Gloucester.

We can go straight to the Northampton -8 handicap for 10/11 in rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)


Key Facts – Northampton Saints vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Northampton Saints have lost one of their last five league fixtures
  • Northampton Saints have won their last two against Gloucester
  • Gloucester have won one away game all season in all competitions


Gloucester do tend to switch off in defence and we think that Saints cover that handicap well enough.

They are clearly going to be the more motivated of the two clubs on the day as well.

Northampton Saints 1-12 winning margin at 9/5 is our rugby betting tip* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on May 7th, 2021)


The best betting odds for Northampton Saints vs Gloucester

Northampton Saints to win: 2/7 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 11/4 at Bet365