Northampton Saints vs Harlequins Betting Tip Northampton To Win – 28th November 2020

Saints can arrest slumping form at Franklins Gardens by beating Quins

Harry Mallinder / Northampton Saints ©imago images / Pro Sports Images 11/20/2020

England Northampton Saints vs Harlequins England
28th November 1400hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Draw
Bookmaker 888sport
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November

Both Northampton and Harlequins suffered defeats on the opening weekend of the new Premiership season.

The Saints went down in a tough road game at Sale, while Harlequins were efficiently sent packing by champions Exeter.

So both will be targeting this fixture for getting their first win of the season.

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Northampton Saints Preview – Can the Saints deliver the home win?

There wasn’t the most convincing of seasons on home turf by Northampton Saints last term.

They won only four of their eleven games played, but notably one of those victories was against Harlequins.

That was a 40-22 victory that they collected in that fixture.

For rugby betting on Saturday, Northampton are the 21/20 underdogs* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November).

The head to head does look favourable for the Saints coming out on top in this fixture.

That is because Norhtampton have won their last three home fixtures against Harlequins.

In that winning sequence against them the smallest margin of victory for the Saints was 7 points.

The issue for Northampton is that they really struggled since last season was restarted.

The Saints lost their final seven matches of the previous campaign, their form at Franklins Gardens taking a serious dive.

Our betting prediction:
Saints 1-12 winning margin

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(odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November)


So it is easy to see why the Saints are going into these home fixtures as underdogs.

They lost their final four home games of the 2019/20 season.

In the rugby betting handicap market, a Northampton Saints +2 option is at 5/6* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November)

On the opening weekend of this new season, the Saints had a tough away match at Sale Sharks on their hands and lost 32-23 having been down ten-points at the half time break.

They will likely get an easier time of things on Saturday.


Harlequins Preview – Can harlequins give themselves a lift?

The opening weekend of the new season was tough for Harlequins were hammered 33-3 by reigning champions Exeter.

That was at home at the Twickenham Stoop as well.

At the half time break the Quins were well in touch at only 3-7 behind but were blown away in the second half of the match.

So that was a very rocky start from them but they are the 5/6 odds-on favourites for a win on Saturday as they stay out on the road* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November).

Harlequins didn’t muster up much of a threat out on their travels last season, winning only four of their 11 road fixtures.

They too were struggling for any kind of consistency down the final stretch of the 2019/20 campaign. They are now W2 L3 in their last five league games including this season’s opener.

The two wins in that sequence were away from home.

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So that is where the rugby betting value on Harlequins looks to be focused on, their late away form of last season.

A Harlequins -2 handicap is at even money for a punt* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November).

Because of that almost impossible task of having faced Exeter last weekend, this game is going to give us a better look at where they are at.

Looking back at last season’s statistics, Quins were far more potent in attack than Northampton were.


Northampton Saints vs Harlequins Betting Advice

This is a tricky game here to make a call on. The Saints mustered up a decent enough second-half fight away at Sale last weekend but still fell short.

Harlequins meanwhile may as well not have stepped onto the pitch in the second half of their home contest against Exeter.

So they will be both looking at this as a viable shot at four points. So who gets them?


Key Facts – Northampton Saints vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • Northampton Saints have lost their last 8 league fixtures
  • Northampton Saints have won their last three home games (all competitions) against Quins
  • Harlequins won only 4 away games last season


We are actually going to swing things on its head and back the Saints for the win. This does look like an even contest.

The Saints have home advantage despite not having played well there last season, and did at least get some decent scores on the board in defeat last weekend.

They are the underdogs so no need to venture far from the match outright rugby betting odds of 21/20.* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 25th November)


The best betting odds for Northampton Saints vs Harlequins

Northampton Saints to win: 21/20 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 5/6 at Bet365