Sale Sharks vs Harlequins Rugby Betting Tip – Quins +8 handicap – 4th June 2021

Sale to improve season's home record with victory over Harlequins

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England Sale Sharks vs Harlequins England
4th June 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Harlequins +8 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021

This weekend’s Premiership Rugby betting kicks off with Sale v Harlequins. This is the penultimate round of the regular season.

Both of these will be going to the Premiership semi-finals and now it’s just a matter of settling positions inside the top four.

It is a fantastic match to start the weekend, but will they both be going as hard as they can at the AJ Bell, or have an eye on bigger matches to come?

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks can secure a top-three finish

Going into Friday night’s Premiership Rugby betting action, Sale Sharks are in third place in the table, two points ahead of Harlequins.

So a victory for the home side at the AJ Bell secures them a top-three finish.

Sale Sharks are in blistering red hot form at the moment as well and will be delighted with their effort from last weekend.

They collected a 22-12 home win over leaders Bristol Bears for their fifth win in a row.

In Premiership Rugby betting for Friday, the win for Sale is at a quote of 1/14* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021).

It has been a fantastic campaign from them at the AJ Bell.

Sale Sharks have posted a W7 L2 record on home turf in the top flight during the campaign.

They are already in the playoffs, so can breathe easy, but momentum could be an important thing.

Considering that play-off places have been locked down for both of these teams, it has taken a slight edge off this fixture.

Our betting prediction:
Harlequins +8 handicap

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* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021)


So for rugby betting, it does make sense to roll with the home win, but certainly not at the quote in the match outright.

Only three of the seven home successes that Sale Sharks have taken this season have been by a margin of double fixtures.

So we think that we can dial in the handicap line for rugby betting.

A Sale Sharks -16 handicap is at 4/6 which we think is far too wide of a line.

We would easily swing the other way for a Harlequins +18 at 10/11* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021).


Harlequins Preview – Can Quins do the season double over the Sharks?

At The Stoop earlier this season, Harlequins took a 24-12 win over Sale Sharks.

So they have a chance to secure a season-double over this particular rival.

Quins were at their irresistible free-scoring best last weekend as they posted a 44-33 win over Bath at home.

Harlequins have now put at least 35 points on the scoreboard in four of their last five fixtures.

It has been at least 44 points in three of their last five.

Quins are the top-scoring team in the Premiership by a country mile and the only team so far to have tallied more than 600 points.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting the win for Harlequins is at 7/1* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021).

We would have to support that as we don’t see them going hard at this tough away game.

There is no need to do so, with a bit of forward planning for the playoffs in mind.

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Harlequins have earned a W5 L4 record on the road this season in the Premiership.

They have lost at Bristol and Exeter in that sequence, two of the other top-four teams in the table.

Harlequins, as mentioned, know how to keep the scoreboard ticking over. They have scored at least 20 points in every single away game played.

It has been more than 25 points in all but two of their road games.

Their difference, by and large, is a slight concern as they haven’t kept an opponent under 20 points in any of their last five fixtures.

But we think that they can do enough in defeat at the AJ Bell to cover a smaller handicap.

We think we could pull down to a Harlequins +8 handicap at 3/1* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021).


Sale Sharks vs Harlequins Betting Advice

The shine has been taken off this game because of the circumstance and we don’t see either busting a gut in this one.

We still expect the home win to play out, so that is the sensible option as the Sharks are an excellent home team.

We don’t see a big wide-margin blitz coming and a Sale 1-10 winning margin is a rugby betting tip at 7/2* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Harlequins Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have won all but 2 home games this season
  • Sale Sharks lost to Quins earlier this season
  • Harlequins are the top-scoring team in the division


Harlequins just play an open game and while that leaves them vulnerable at the back, they are good enough to trouble Sale on the scoreboard.

So we are happy to stick with a Quins +8 handicap at 3/1* (odds recorded 23:12 GMT on June 3rd, 2021).

The visitors aren’t likely to be at full strength for this one, so will probably get beaten. But they can entertain.


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Harlequins

Sale Sharks to win: Sale Sharks 1/14 at Bet365
Draw: 40/1 at Bet365
Harlequins to win: 7/1 at Bet365