Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs Rugby Betting Tip Away win – 3rd October 2021

Exeter can get off the mark with a victory at the AJ Bell against Sale on Sunday

Manu Tuilagui / Sale Sharks ©IMAGO / NurPhoto 26.09.2021

England Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs England
3rd October 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021

Seeing Exeter go without a win after two rounds of Premiership Rugby action is perhaps the biggest surprise of the new campaign.

That’s three straight losses now in the competition including the end of last season as well for the Devonshire giants.

Will the Chiefs be able to stop the rot as they face a tricky trip to Salford to meet Sale?

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Sale Sharks Preview – Can Sharks extend unbeaten start?

Sale Sharks, who were top-four finishers in last season’s Premiership Rugby have had a steady start to the new campaign.

They opened their account in Round 1 with a 1-point margin win at home over Bath.

Then they were held to a draw at London Irish last weekend, a 31-31 thriller in Brentford.

On paper, this is a much tougher fixture than either of those two.

So there is an indication that the Sharks need to take a step forward in form here.

There is a quote of 6/5 in Premiership Rugby betting on the win for Sale Sharks* (odds recorded 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021).

It has been an exciting start to the season made by Sale.

They have tallied 51 points in their two matches and have conceded 50.

There is some big home form from Sale Shark in the Premiership. They are on a tremendous eight-match winning streak at the AJ Bell.

Sale had a chance to equal their club record, set at Edgeley Park in the 2005-06 season with a victory on Sunday.

Our betting prediction:
Exeter 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021)


But the win for the home side is not cut and dry. At the end of last season, Sale were undone by Exeter.

They lost to the Chiefs in the final match of the regular season.

Then they faced them in the Premiership Play Off semi-final and lost 40-30 after extra time.

Sale Sharks have lost five of their last six home games at the AJ Bell against Exeter.

So they are understandably underdogs here in what hopefully will be another high-scoring fixture.

A Sale Sharks +2 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021).


Exeter Chiefs Preview – Can Chiefs open their account?

Two matches into the Premiership Rugby season and still no win for Exeter Chiefs.

The Chiefs lost last season’s Premiership final against Harlequins, unable to successfully defend their crown.

That loss, combined with the two defeats to start this season, leaves the Chiefs on an uncharacteristic three-match losing streak.

This will be a big test for them on Sunday as well.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, a win for Exeter Chiefs is at 8/11* (odds recorded 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021).

Incidentally, the last time that Exeter lost four straight league matches was in 2015.

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Exeter Chiefs have won three of their last four away games in the tournament.

Never before have they lost their first three matches of a Premiership season, so can they avoid that happening on the weekend?

It has been 9 wins for Exeter in their last 11 Premierships matches against Sale. So the head to head suggests that they can.

Their usual possession-based powerhouse game has been there this season. Exeter just haven’t been able to edge to that victory.

Four of Exeter’s last six matches in the competition have been settled by a margin of no more than three points.

So the handicap for rugby betting may be worth reeling in for this huge showdown at the AJ Bell.


Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Advice

What’s happening with the Chiefs? While their rate of carries and possession has been high across the opening two matches, they have not been making their usual ground.

Exeter have simply been struggling to make the metres with the ball in hand. That’s the only real difference in their game at the moment.

This isn’t the easiest of fixtures away in Salford, but we have to think that the Chiefs put it together and so they are the 8/11 favourites* (odds recorded 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have a lower win rate against Exeter than any other team in the Premiership
  • Sale Sharks have won their last eight Premiership Rugby home fixtures
  • Exeter Chiefs are on a three-match losing streak in the competition


Exeter and Sale traded home wins last season in the league before Exeter claimed the Semi-Final win over the Sharks.

So there’s not much between them.

Sale do pique interest but the fact that they were unconvincing against Bath and London Irish, perhaps indicates that they are going to have a tough time on Sunday.

An Exeter Chiefs 1-10 winning margin fits nicely at 23/10* (odds recorded 21:37 GMT on September 30th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Exeter Chiefs

Sale Sharks to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Exeter Chiefs to win: 8/11 at Bet365