Sale Sharks vs Gloucester Rugby Betting Tip Sale -8 handicap – 17th April 2021

Sale Sharks could ease to a comfortable home win over the Cherry & Whites

AJ MacGinty / Sale Sharks ©IMAGO / Inpho Photography 04/10/2021

England Sale Sharks vs Gloucester England
17th April 1230hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale -8 handicap
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021

This is one of the fixtures from Saturday’s Premiership rugby action that looks like being a solid home pick.

Sale Sharks can really strengthen their position in the top four with a victory in this home game against Gloucester.

Gloucester are second from the bottom in the table and are likely to face an uphill struggle in this game.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks set for a comfortable home win

Sale Sharks look a good solid pick on the weekend for Premiership rugby betting.

They are a quote of 2/7 odds on to get the win over Gloucester* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

Sale Sharks ended the last round of Premiership action in third place in the table and with a reasonable shot at second place as well.

They return to domestic action having had their European Champions Cup campaign ended in the quarter-finals by La Rochelle.

The Sharks had been on a three-match winning streak in all competitions before that loss in France.

Their only defeat in their last five league fixtures happened at Northampton Saints back in mid-March.

It has also been a three-match Premiership winning streak from them at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Sale have posted an overall home record of W5 D2 this season.

Two of those victories were by a margin of more than ten points.

Our betting prediction:
Sale Sharks 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)


With that home record in place, Sale Sharks should have enough to get past the struggling Gloucester we would imagine.

The Sharks have managed to produce at least 20 points in each home game played, tallying more than 30 points on three occasions.

Then there is the current head to head. Sale have suffered one loss in their last five games against Gloucester.

That was at home back in 2019. We don’t see a repeat of that happening in this meeting.

A Sale -8 handicap is at 10/11 odds for rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021)


Gloucester Preview – Tough assignment for the Cherry & Whites

This is no easy game for Gloucester, who did collect a win in their last league fixture.

That was against a much-weakened Exeter at Kingsholm.

It left Gloucester still second from the bottom in the table, but with a much more comfortable cushion over Worcester.

Gloucester are a quote of 11/4 underdogs in the match outright for Premiership rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

There has been one away win for Glcouestser in all competitions since August.

That was a victory at Wasps on March 6th, just when they looked to be turning the corner a little bit.

It is just a W4 L11 record overall that Gloucester have managed this season, home and away.

But they have scored more points than any other team currently in the bottom half of the table.

But by and large, they have been a mess defensively this season.

They have conceded an average of 26 points per league fixture during this Premiership campaign.

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Gloucester have taken an away record of W1 L6 this season in the top flight.

The Cherry & White have conceded at least 16 points in every away game played.

Only twice have they managed to score more than 20 points in an away game this season.

So they look likely to come up short and the Gloucester +9 handicap in rugby betting is at 10/11* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

This is their first game since their Round of 16 loss to La Rochelle in the European Champions Cup.


Sale Sharks vs Gloucester Betting Advice

This should comfortably go the way of the Sale Sharks we think. They have been in impressive home form this season.

There’s a lot more at stake for them as well as they push for a top-four finish.

The Sale -8 handicap looks a reasonable option to get behind for rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Gloucester Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have won their last three home league games
  • Sale Sharks have lost one of their last four against Gloucester
  • Gloucester have taken one away win since August in all competitions


Gloucester just tend to leak a lot of unnecessary points and so we don’t see them having enough defensively to hold out.

Their win against Exeter was good for them, but it wasn’t against a full-strength opponent, so we can’t take much from it.

Sale Sharks 1-12 winning margin a 2/1 looks a good fit* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Gloucester

Sale Sharks to win: 2/7 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Gloucester to win: 11/4 at Bet365