Sale Sharks vs Leicester Tigers Rugby Betting Tip – Sale -13 Handicap – 7th May 2021

Sale to cruise to a comfortable win in Salford against the visiting Tigers

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England Sale Sharks vs Leicester Tigers England
7th May 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale -13 handicap
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:38 GMT on May 6th, 2021

Premiership rugby betting resumes on Friday night, having been on a little break for the recent European action.

Sale Sharks will be looking to further strengthen their position inside the top four in the table, and look in good enough form to do that.

Leicester stepped back into action having just booked their place in the European Challenge Final at the expense of Ulster.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks look strong for a home win

Sale Sharks return to league action sitting in third place in the Premiership.

They are strengthened by the return of scrum-half Faf de Klerk as well, a massive boost for them.

Sale have great league form going, having won the last four Premiership fixtures on the spin.

Their last two have been against Worcester Warriors and Gloucester, who are two of the current bottom three.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, the win for Sale is at a quote of 1/6* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

Overall there has been a strong home campaign from Sale Sharks this season in the top flight at the AJ Bell.

They have lost two fixtures there all season. Those were against Wasps in Round 4 and Bath in Round 9.

The Sharks make a total of eight changes from their last Premiership fixture, as they turn to experience for this challenge.

Earlier this season Sale claimed a 15-10 away win at Leicester.

The overall home form of Sale Sharks this season is W5 L2 so put those things together and the probability of a home success stacks up.

Our betting prediction:
Sale 11-20 Winning Margin

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


The head to head for is there for Sale Sharks as well they are looking for their sixth straight victory over Leicester.

That is their best ever run of form against them.

Sale have lost one of their last five home fixtures in Salford against the Tigers, which was back in 2018.

The Sharks have been very efficient recently and a Sale-13 handicap is at 10/11 to consider for rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

Sale have scored at least 25 points in five of their eight home fixtures.

Three of their five home successes have been by a margin of at least 9 points.


Leicester Tigers Preview – Can the Tigers cause an upset?

Leicester are down in eighth place in the table after the adjustments for cancelled fixtures this season.

The Tigers claimed a 33-24 win over Ulster in the semi finals of the Heineken Challenge Cup last weekend.

That was a fantastic result for them at Welford Road against such a good side.

The victory for Leicester in that game also happened after a two-match losing streak in the Premiership.

Those last two league games for them have ended in defeats against Northampton and Bath.

Their only win in the last four rounds of Premiership Ruby was a success over the struggling Newcastle back at the end of March.

Their away form doesn’t stack up to too much either.

Leicester have won only one away fixture in this campaign (not counting awarded victories), and that was against Gloucester back in Round 13.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting on the weekend, a win for Leicester is at a quote of 9/2* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

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Leicester Tigers have only managed to score more than 20 points in two of their completed six away games this season.

Four of their five losses were by a margin of at least 13 points.

A Leicester +14 handicap for this fixture is right there at the even money* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).

They can’t be under any illusion that this is not going to be a tough game for them.


Sale Sharks vs Leicester Tigers Betting Advice

Sale Sharks are all geared up for their first semi final in the Premiership since 2006.

They are well on track for that and we think they continue their strong league form.

The Sale Sharks -13 handicap at 10/11 feels like the way to go for rugby betting* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Leicester Tigers Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have won their last four league fixtures
  • Sale Sharks are on a five match winning streak against Leicester
  • Leicester Tigers have lost four of their last five played in Salford


With a European final booked later this month, that surely is where Leicester’s main focus is going to be.

The Tigers have struggled for away form all season as well and they don’t look likely to come up with the goods.

A Sale Sharks to win by an 11-20 margin is at 4/1 for our bigger rugby betting play* (odds recorded 01:49 GMT on April 3rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Leicester Tigers

Sale Sharks to win: 1/7 at Bet365
Draw: 33/1 at Bet365
Leicester Tigers to win: 9/2 at Bet365