Northampton vs London Irish Betting Saints -14 Handicap – 24th January 2020

Saints can run up a big score against London Irish

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United KingdomNorthampton vs London IrishUnited Kingdom
24th January 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Northampton -14 handicap
Bookmaker BetVictor
Odds: 5/6 odds taken 23:02 GMT, Wednesday 23 January

With all of the troubles that have befallen reigning champions Saracens this season, Northampton have done brilliantly well to play themselves into title contention. They start Friday night’s action knowing that a win will open up a cushion at the top over Exeter.

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Saints can continue momentum

Northampton are ticking along very nicely at the moment. It has been a four match winning streak by them since losing to Sale in round six. They are the clear favourites to win this game and it is their chance to take over at the top, even if it ends up being temporarily until leaders Exeter play on Saturday.

The Saints are on a five match winning streak at Franklin’s Gardens in Premiership action and they have the head to head from going against the Exiles as well. Northampton have suffered only one loss in their last nine games against London Irish in the top flight. They are justifiable odds-on favourites.

Our betting prediction:
Saints 11-20 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 23:17 GMT, Thursday 23rd January)

Given that the Saints are the top try-scorers in the league and are taking on a team who are third from bottom, then it is likely that the Saints can run up a good score in this one. So a sizeable handicap is a reasonable enough betting option to back them to get the win by.


Defensively frail Irish likely to fall at Franklin’s Gardens

Heading into the weekend of action in round nine, London Irish are sat third from bottom in the Premiership table, with a W2 D1 L5 record. They have claimed only one away win in the top flight this season and that on the opening weekend of the campaign. It was a victory at Wasps that they earned. It is hard to see them winning away at a considerably better team.

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The Irish are struggling badly at the moment for any kind of form anywhere. They have tanked  to a seven match losing streak, and that was only after playing out a draw against Bristol in round five. In the last fifteen years, they have only claimed one solitary victory away at Franklin’s Gardens as well. That was a Premiership win at Boxing Day in 2011 and it was a win that London Irish took by a single point.


Northampton vs London Irish Betting Advice

There is no indication whatsoever that this is going to be anything but a routine home win for the Saints. They are going so well this season and will seize the opportunity to end the night on top of the Premiership.


Key Facts – Northampton vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Northampton can finish Friday night top of the Premiership
  • Northampton are on a four match winning streak in all competitions
  • London Irish have won only one away game this season


The defence of the London Irish is not there to keep the Saints out for too long. No team has conceded more tries than London Irish have done in the Premiership this season. They have tallied 11 fewer tries than what the Saints have done in this campaign in scoring as well. It’s a comfortable home win all the way.

The best betting odds for Northampton vs London Irish

Northampton to win: 1/7 at Bet365
Draw: 33/1 at Bet365
London Irish: 9/2 at Bet365