Northampton Saints vs Wasps Betting Tip – Wasps +6 Handicap – 16th August 2020

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England Northampton Saints vs Wasps England
16th August 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps +6 Handicap
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 23:25 GMT Wednesday 12th August

This is a big clash with an eye on a top four finish this season in the Premiership.

The Saints went into the break sitting in fourth place, but just two points and one place ahead of Wasps.

So there is big pressure on Sunday’s game between the two. The Saints could make a huge step towards the play offs with a home victory here.

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Northampton Saints Preview – Northampton favorites for the win

The Northampton Saints will go into this home game as the 2/5 favourites* (odds taken 23:25 GMT Wednesday 12th August).

After Round 13 they were left in fourth place in the table and really in the mix for a top-four finish.

It is a W7 L6 record that they have put on the board this season.

However, after putting together a really bright opening spell for the season, the Saints went a little bit cold.

They were on a four-match losing streak in the Premiership before winning their final game before the enforced shutdown.

That was a narrow 16-10 success away at Worcester. It wasn’t the most convincing win, but it stopped the rot.

But because of that overall form, we are expecting Wasps to give them a good run for their money at Franklin’s Gardens.

As a positive for the Saints, they won their last home game against Wasps in November 2018.

In this season’s meeting Northampton ground out an excellent 35-31 away win against them in a thriller.

Our betting prediction:
Wasps HT Win

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(odds taken 23:25 GMT Wednesday 12th August)


Northampton have won just two of their last five Premiership fixtures against Wasps overall though.

The Saints have tallied 303 points this season, which is less than what Wasps have put on the board.

We have to, of course, go to the handicap market for this one where the Saints -6 option is available at a 10/11 quote* (odds taken 23:25 GMT Wednesday 12th August).

Coming back into action a little rusty against a team who had hot momentum before the break, that line looks a little bit risky.


Wasps Preview – Can Wasps extend winning streak?

Before they had to step away, Wasps were on a three-match winning streak in the Premiership, winning four of their last five games.

During that run, they collected a good win over Saracens as well.

Wasps have also won two of their last three away games, so there shouldn’t be too much concern over them being the away team.

Those away wins by Wasps in that sequence were against Worcester and London Irish.

So this is a little bit of a tougher task for them, but they look as if they can get close.

Wasps have scored 41 tries in this season’s campaign, compared to the 35 produced by Wasps.

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Wasps are W27 D1 L26 in the overall head to head with Northampton Saints so again, there is very little between them.

We just see the scoring output as having been that little bit more than what that of the Saints was before the break.

It makes a Wasps +6 handicap at 10/11 a little more appealing* (odds taken 23:25 GMT Wednesday 12th August).

The visitors may be able to make a move here and move up into the top four with a win at the expenses of the Saints.


Northampton Saints vs Wasps Betting Advice

This should be one of the closest games of the weekend in the Premiership as there is nothing much to split there.

The Saints have won one more match than Wasps have done this season, but have scored fewer points in matches.

We believe that the visiting Wasps can get very close to the Saints in this one.


Key Facts – Northampton Saints vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Northampton Saints have lost four of their last five league games
  • Northampton Saints beat Wasps 35-31 earlier this season
  • Wasps have won 2 of their last three away games


The Saints had lost a lot of their early season momentum, while Wasps were just coming into their own.

So it’s the Wasps +6 handicap line that we have to really push towards for Sunday’s clash at Franklin’s Gardens at 10/11* (odds taken 23:25 GMT Wednesday 12th August).


The best betting odds for Northampton Saints vs Wasps

Northampton Saints to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Draw: 22/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 2/1 at Bet365