Northampton vs Worcester Betting Tip Northampton -6 handicap – 26th December 2020

Northampton can end winless run at Fraklin's Gardens by beating Worcester

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England Northampton vs Worcester England
26th December 1630hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Northampton -6 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December

There is a bit of early pressure on the Northampton Saints already as all they have on the board is two bonus points.

They will be desperate to get back to winning ways but their form at Franklin’s Gardens isn’t great.

Worcester have at least had a taste of victory this season but they are the lowest-scoring team in the top flight after three rounds of action.

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Northampton Preview – Can the Saints get their first league win of the season?

This will be a chance on the weekend for Northampton to put their first win of the season on the board.

Not only have they lost their three Premiership fixtures, but also their two European fixtures.

So it has been a totally fruitless season for them so far.

The league defeats have happened at Sale and Bristol and in their one home game of this season which was against Harlequins.

With that having been said though, the Saints are the 2/5 odds-on favourites for the match win* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

So where does that come into play for rugby betting? Well, it’s because they are at home against another struggling team.

Northampton are now the lowest-scoring team in the top flight after three rounds of action. That is their opponents on Saturday, Worcester.

So that should immediately give the Saints a way into this game as they look to continue some good form that they have against the Warriors.

Our betting prediction:
Worcester 1-10 winning margin

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(odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December)


Northampton have won their last five league games against Worcester and have won each of their last ten league home games against them.

So there is a big trend going.

Another is that Northampton have scored at least 30 points in all but one of their last eight fixtures at Franklin’s Gardens against Worcester.

In the handicaps market for this one, a Northampton -6 option is at 10/11* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

That looks quite a reasonable proposition.


Worcester Preview – Warriors to struggle at Franklin’s Gardens?

The Warriors did actually open the new season in winning style as they collected a home victory over London Irish.

That was only a desperately narrow one-point margin victory for them at Sixways however.

Since then they have lost all four games, two in the Premiership and two in European action.

The recent European defeats happened against Pau and Ospreys.

Worcester are not a high-scoring side. They weren’t in last season’s Premiership and don’t look as if they will be in this campaign either.

On their league travels, last season Worcester claimed just the two road victories, those happening at London Irish and Harlequins.

In all nine of their losses, they suffered defeat by at least a margin of seven points.

With them having only produced 41 points in their three games this season, we see them coming up short.

In the match outright for rugby betting, Worcester to win is at a quote of 2/1* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

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Worcester are likely to face an uphill battle at Franklin’s Gardens, even though Northampton’s home form hasn’t been great.

Worcester have only managed to get to 20 points in one their last ten visits and that’s another reason why we think that they come up short.

Where the points are going to come from for the Warriors on the weekend does look to be a bit of a mystery.

They are running at a quote of 10/11 for a -7 handicap* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).


Northampton vs Worcester Betting Advice

We would have to swing towards the home win in this one. The option that jumps off the page for us is the Saints -6 handicap at 10/11* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

They should have enough to get something together and snap a poor losing streak that they are currently on at Franklin’s Gardens.

Worcester are really not that big of a threat in attack and any kind of solid display should get Northampton the win.


Key Facts – Northampton vs Worcester Betting Tip

  • Northampton have yet to win a single match this season
  • Northampton hove scored at least 30 points in all but one of their last seven home games against the Warriors
  • Worcester have lost their last 10 league visits to RFranklins Gardens


So to look for some extended odds in rugby betting we are going to go with a Saints 1-10 winning margin at 2/1* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

While we expect a home win we really expect Northampton to go storming out of sight in it.

They are not having that kind of season to pull off a huge win. Any way that they get four points right now would be very welcome for them.


The best betting odds for Northampton vs Worcester

Northampton to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Worcester to win: 2/1 at Bet365