Sale Sharks vs Gloucester Rugby Betting Tip – Gloucester +5 handicap- 12th March 2022

Cherry & Whites to come up short at the AJ Bell against the formidable home form of Sale Sharks

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England Sale Sharks vs Gloucester England
12th March 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Gloucester +5 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: Even money odds taken 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022

This clash at the AJ Bell in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby action is one of the top fixtures of the weekend.

There is huge importance riding on this one as Gloucester and Sale both look to keep their top-four hopes going.

With Sale Sharks being such a difficult side to knock over at home, will they be able to close the gap on the Cherry & Whites?

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks to defend home turf

Sale Sharks really need a win in this fixture to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive this season.

Sale finished last weekend in 7th, and they will kick off five points behind Gloucester who are one place above.

But the Cherry & Whites still have a game in hand over the Sharks.

In the match outright the win for Sale Sharks is at 8/15* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at William Hill).

Sale are a very good home side and have lost once to AJ Bell in the last year (all tournaments).

That one loss in the sequence was against Exeter in the Premiership back in October.

Overall, home and away Sale Sharks have lost just one of their last six.

Their excellent five-match undefeated streak came undone last weekend when they lost against Exeter.

Earlier this season the Sharks lost at Kingsholm against Gloucester.

They haven’t lost both meetings with the Cherry & Whites in a single season since the 2016/17 campaign.

Our betting prediction:
Sale Sharks 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at William Hill)


Sale Sharks have suffered just one home defeat against Gloucester since 2016.

In this season’s Premiership, Sale Sharks have won six of eight fixtures at the AJ Bell.

Four of those six wins were by less than points.

A Sale Sharks -5 handicap for Saturday is at 10/11* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at William Hill).

Sale Sharks have failed to win either of their last two Premiership matches (D1 L1).

Earlier this season they did produce a sequence of three matches without a win.

Part of that was their loss against Gloucester.


Gloucester Preview – Can visitors earn an important victory?

After back to back league defeats against Exeter and Leicester, Gloucester badly needed to get back on track last weekend.

They did that with a tight victory at home against Northampton Saints.

The Cherry & Whites grabbed the points through a late try.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting on the weekend the win for Gloucester is at 11/8* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at William Hill).

They are on a W10 D1 L6 record for this campaign, the only team outside the current top four to have reached double fixtures in victories.

Gloucester finished last weekend two points and two points out of the top four.

So they still have everything to play for. A win at the AJ Bell would bolster their chances to no end.

That’s easier said than done, however.

After going undefeated in six away matches, Gloucester have lost their last two away from Kingsholm.

The last time they lost three straight away games was in February 2021.

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Each of Gloucester’s last four Premiership Rugby fixtures have ended with a win for the home team on the day.

Earlier this season when they hosted Sale, Gloucester won 33-32.

Another tight scrap is expected here.

Gloucester are a well-disciplined team and work extremely hard in the tackle.

The Cherry & Whites have completed more tackles than any other team in this season’s Premiership.

Gloucester do have a quality pack of forwards and they can challenge.


Sale Sharks vs Gloucester Betting Advice

The fact that the Sale Sharks rarely slip to defeat at the AJ Bell just sends support in the match outcome to them.

But this is a very tough fixture against a very strong defensive Gloucester team.

So the Gloucester +5 handicap at even money is the call* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have lost one home match in all tournaments in the last 12 months
  • Sale Sharks lost to Gloucester by a single point earlier this season
  • Gloucester’s last four league matches have been won by the home side on the day


Gloucester have let their last two away games slip, and they were equally as tough ones against Exeter and Leicester.

So the visitors may just come up a little short against one of the best home teams around.

A Sale Sharks 1-7 winning margin is the pick at 11/4* (odds recorded 18:18 GMT on March 10th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Gloucester

Sale Sharks to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 11/8 at Bet365