Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip Exeter -4 Handicap – 21st August 2020

Chiefs can battle their way to another win at the AJ Bell Stadium

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England Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs England
21st August 1800hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Exeter -4 handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 00:50 GMT, Thursday 20th August

Things didn’t go to plan last weekend on the season reboot for Sale Sharks as they lost a high-profile clash against Harlequins.

They go back into action in third place in the table and they are still looking strong for a top four finish.

They got another tough game this weekend however as they face league leaders Exeter Chief who posted a win as they came back into the flow of things.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Can the Sharks take a bite out of Exeter

Sale went down 16-10 last weekend at the Twickenham Stoop against Harlequins.

That snapped a run of three straight league matches that had been on.

They will be hoping to be a little more comfortable back on home soil, where they are a formidable force at the AJ Bell Stadium.

In the last year they have suffered only the one home loss in the Premiership and that was against Gloucester on the opening weekend of this season.

What will boost the hopes of Sale getting back on track in this one is their result against Exeter earlier this season.

The Sharks claimed a 22-19 win at Sandy Park back in round nine against them.

So now they are eyeing up their first ever season-double over the Exeter Chiefs.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-7 winning margin

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(odds taken 00:50 GMT, Thursday 20th August)


Sale are the lowest scoring side inside the top four currently, but no-one beats them in terms of defence.

They have conceded just 206 points which is about an average of 14 points per game against.

Sale have not conceded more than 17 points in any of their last four Premiership games.

So we are expecting this one to be tight and a Sale +4 handicap is at 10/11 odds* (odds taken 00:50 GMT, Thursday 20th August).


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can the Chiefs win against at Sale?

Exeter have won their last four trips to the AJ Bell Stadium in all tournaments.

They picked up a win last weekend as they ground out a 26-13 in over Leicester on their return.

The Chiefs are firmly situated at the top of the table and they are the red hot favourites for the Premiership title this season.

It has been only the one loss in their last five Premiership matches, which was a narrow loss at Harlequins.

That happened to be in their last away fixture back at the end of February.

The scoring power of Exeter has just been immense during the campaign.

They have averaged just shy of 30 points per league fixture and because of that, they are going to take some stopping again.

It was by no means a polished performance from the Chiefs last weekend, it was never going to be after such a long break.

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But the Chefs know how to win and they moved on to a W10 L4 record.

Exeter Chiefs have only seen their defensive record bettered by the Sharks this season.

In each of their last five league matches, Exeter have scored at least 26 points in each of them.

We are expecting a high-scoring contest in this one because there are two very good offensive teams here.

The Chiefs have tallied 52 tries this season compared to the 43 by Sharks this season.


Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

This should be the highlight of the weekend’s action as Sale and Exeter clash again.

What makes this even more interesting is that Sale collected a win over the Chiefs in January.

However, Exeter have won four of the last five between them in the Premiership and they are naturally going as favourites here.


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks lost last weekend against Harlequins
  • Sale Sharks have lost their last four at home against Exeter
  • Exeter Chiefs have lost one of their last five league games


The situation for Sale here is made a little worse after that loss last weekend, which puts pressure on their top-four ambitions.

We are going to swing with the victory going to the visitors to balance things out for the season.

It is a -4 handicap that we will push for the Chiefs at 10/11* (odds taken 00:50 GMT, Thursday 20th August).

That would have covered three of their last four wins over Sale.


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs

Sale Sharks to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 4/7 at Bet365