Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Rugby Betting Tip Sale -3 handicap – 13th March 2021

Sale can raid Franklin's Gardens in Premiership clash

England Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks England
13th March 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale Sharks -3 handicap
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March

Northampton fell to their second defeat in a row as they found the going too tough for them at Harlequins last weekend.

Will they be able to bounce back on home soil this weekend as they welcome Sale Sharks to Franklin’s Gardens?

Sale’s form has been on the up as of late, scoring back to back victories, including one over reigning champions Exeter.

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Northampton Saints Preview – Can Saints defy underdog odds?

There was a 37-19 loss for Northampton last weekend as they paid a visit to the Twickenham Stoop to face Harlequins.

That leaves them with back to back losses in Premiership rugby.

The last time that Northampton suffered three-straight league defeats was in December last year, so fairly recently.

Northampton Saints go as the 6/4 underdogs in the match outright for Saturday’s game against Sale Sharks.

From their nine games played this season in the top flight, the Saints are W4 L5.

We need to look a little deeper into their home form which isn’t anything great.

The Saints are W1 L2 this season on home turf, beating Worcester Warriors and losing against Harlequins and Bath.

It has been an average of just 17 points per home game so far that Northampton have produced this season.

So there do immediately appear to be vulnerabilities there

While they are in the top six in the table after cancelled fixture adjustments, the Saints are the lowest-scoring team among that half a dozen teams.

Our betting prediction:
Sale Sharks 1-10 winning margin

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(odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March)


The only win at Franklin’s Gardens that Northampton have managed to take since December 2019 was this season against Worcester.

They don’t have too much head to head form on their side either against Sale.

Northampton Saints have claimed just the one victory in their last seven fixtures against Northampton in the top flight.

That was a staggering 67-17 result in 2019.

A Northampton Saints +4 handicap for rugby betting is at 10/11 odds for Saturday’s clash* (odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March).


Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks to come out on top at Franklin’s Gardens

Sale Sharks will be looking for their third straight win as they find themselves firmly in the running for a top-four finish.

It is a W8 L4 record that the Sharks have this season in the Premiership, not having had a fixture cancelled.

So they are running well again, and those two latest league successes happened at home at the AJ Bell over Exeter and Newcastle.

In four of their last five league games, Sale have posted at least 20 points in a match.

They have moved on to a W3 L2 record in their last five league games and two of those victories were against the current top two in the league, Bristol and Exeter,

The last time that they collected an away win was at Bristol in Round 8.

Sale Sharks are a quote of 4/7 odds-on in Premiership rugby betting to record the away success on Saturday* (odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March).

Out on the road in Premiership rugby this, Sale have had their struggles at times.

It is a W3 L3 record from their six road games that they have collected.

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Regardless of the outcome of the match, five of Sale’s six Premiership away games this season have been settled by a margin of 9 points or fewer.

So there is a reasonable 10/11 quote on the Sale Sharks -3 handicap for Saturday* (odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March).

They have averaged 25 points per away game this season and have managed to concede less than twenty in four of their six road games.

So there are the margins there that just make Sale Sharks the favourites in this one.


Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

We are going with the away win, but we don’t see Sale leaving Franklin’s Gardens with a victory earned by a wide margin.

We would start our rugby betting options with the Sale Shark -3 handicap to 10/11* (odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March).

That’s because their opponents are not the easiest of teams to break down.


Key Facts – Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Northampton Saints have one won league home game since December 2019
  • Northampton Saints
  • Sale Sharks have lost one of their last seven Premiership fixtures against Northampton Saints


We are going to take this idea a little further for extended odds in Premiership rugby betting.

The Sale Sharks 1-10 winning margin gives us plenty of scope at 2/1* (odds taken 20:30 GMT, Wednesday, 10th March).

Northampton don’t have the head to head form and their form at Franklin’s Gardens makes it hard to support the home win.


The best betting odds for Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks

Northampton Saints to win: 4/7 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 4/7 at Bet365