Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip Sharks -7 handicap – 29th September 2020

Sharks can sail past the Saints at Franklin's Gardens

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England Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks England
29th September 1730hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sharks -7 Handicap
Bookmaker 10bet
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 23:28 GMT Monday, 28th September

This is a big game for Sale as it could confirm their place in the top four at the end of the season. A bonus point win could do it.

But there is just no margin for error in what is their penultimate game of the campaign, as the Bristol Bears are level on points with them.

Northampton are out of the top-four equation already and it hasn’t been a successful second half of the season for them.

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Northampton Saints Preview – Will Saints deny Sale?

So there is nothing riding on this for Northampton, which could help Sale out in their push for a top four finish.

Northampton lost at Leicester in their last league fixture and that has been indicative of their form really since the season was recentered.

It is a W1 L7 record that they have taken in their last eight games, the lone success there happening at London Irish in August.

So that is a five match losing streak in the Premiership that they are currently on and they have lost their last six on home turf as well.

For a team so badly out of form and with nothing to play for in this game other than pride, the Saints are 2/1 underdogs in the match outright* (odds taken 23:28 GMT Monday, 28th September).

When Northampton visited Sale earlier this season they went down 22-10 against the Sharks.

Our betting prediction:
Sharks 1-10 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 23:28 GMT Monday, 28th September)


In a closer look at the head to head for rugby betting on this fixture, Northampton have won only one of the last five aginsat Sale.

The positive out of that was that it was in their last fixture on home turf at Franklin’s Gardens against them.

Going back to their six match losing streak at home in Premiership, this current big slump of theirs is their worst ever run of form at Franklin’s Gardens in the competition.


Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks ready to take a bite out of the SAints

The Saints still have their top four hopes very much alive with two games to play and a win here should leave them in excellent stead in ahead of the final round of matches.

Sale lost a big duel against Bath in their last game, going down 22-37 against fellow top-four contenders.

That snapped a positive four match winning streak that they had been on in the league.

An extra positive for them, along with their overall good current form, so that they have won their last two on the road as well.

Those were wins at Wasps and Leicester. The last time that the Sharks won three in a row out on their travels in the Premiership was in 2014.

Sale have only once won at Northampton since 2006 but they do look in prime position to get and get one on the board in this one.

A Sale Sharks -7 handicap is at 10/11 odds* (odds taken 23:28 GMT Monday, 28th September).

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Sale Sharks have the best defensive record in the league and that should carry them close to their desired result on Tuesday.

Given the lack of attacking threat from Northampton as well in recent fixtures, then the away win does fit for rugby betting.

That reverse against Bath in the last fixture was a big upset for them, but they have had a little time to regroup since.


Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

We have to go with the win for the Sharks because there are their top four ambitions in play here so they should be fired up.

They couldn’t quite handle Bath at home in their last fixture,but overall, Sale have been in excellent form winning five of their last six.

It was a comfortable margin that they beat the Saints by earlier this season and we are simply going to stick with a Sale -7 at 10/11 odds* (odds taken 23:28 GMT Monday, 28th September).


Key Facts – Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Northampton Saints have lost their last six league home games
  • Northampton Saints have won one of their last five against Sale
  • Sale Sharks have won five of their last six Premiership games


Northampton are really in the dumps at the moment and we can’t see them getting too much change out of the Sharks.

The Saints haven’t looked a confident side going forward and even though they have a good home record against Sale, we can’t back them.

For a little longer value we are going to look at a Sharks 1-10 winning margin at 12/5* (odds taken 23:28 GMT Monday, 28th September).


The best betting odds for Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks

Northampton Saints to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 10/11 at Bet365