Sale Sharks vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip – London Irish +8 handicap – 25th February 2022

Sale Sharks can continue their big home form by battling past the Exiles

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England Sale Sharks vs London Irish England
25th February 2022 – Kick Off 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish +8 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022

This should be a good open game at the AJ Bell on Friday night as Sale Sharks host London Irish.

Both teams are carrying some very good form at the moment as well.

When the two met earlier this season in Brentford there was a thrilling 31-31 draw played out.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Can Sharks extend winning streak?

The Sale Sharks have things together nicely at the moment as they made it five straight wins last weekend (all competitions).

A 1-point margin win away at Northampton saw them win their fourth-straight league fixture.

In that sequence, they have knocked over both Leicester Tigers and Harlequins, two strong teams.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, the win for Sale is at 3/10* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).

With a W5 L1 record returned in their last six league matches, The Sharks have made big strides.

They closed out last weekend just four points outside of the top four.

So they are now fully in contention there.

That cause will be strengthened if they can land a home win on Friday against the team directly above them.

With their superb home record, that may well happen.

Our betting prediction:
Sale 1-7 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill)


Sale Sharks have suffered one home loss in all competitions only in the last 12 months.

Digging deeper into the head to head, that reads well for Sale.

They were on an eight-match winning streak against the Exiles before that drawn match earlier this season.

Sale Sharks have won all seven previous home matches against London Irish at the AJ Bell.

A Sale -8 handicap is at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).

They have won their last five at home against London Irish by a margin of at least 28 points.


London Irish Preview – Can the Exiles challenge?

As things are so tight in the race for the top four in Premiership Rugby, the Exiles are in the thick of it.

A win would be a massive boost for them on the weekend.

It has been one defeat only for the Exiles since Boxing Day and will be looking to follow up on a victory earned in their last league away match.

That was at Bristol, but London Irish last won successive road matches in February 2020.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, London Irish are 11/4 for the win* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).

The Exiles do have every reason to be confident.

They have been a free-scoring side and they battled to a win over Saracens last weekend at home.

That’s Saracens and Exeter that they have beaten for two of their last three wins.

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London Irish took both of those important victories on home turf, so can they do it on the road?

The last time that they won three straight league matches (home and away combined) was in February 2020.

In their most recent away match, they scored 49 points at Bristol.

That’s the most that London Irish have scored in an away league match since February 2015.

Of the five teams above them in the standings at the close of last weekend’s round of Premiership Rugby action, only the top two of Leicester and Saracens had scored more points than London Irish this season.


Sale Sharks vs London Irish Betting Advice

This is a fascinating fixture because the visiting London Irish do have some excellent form.

Recent wins over Exeter and Saracens show what they are capable of.

But the caveat is that their big wins have come at home.

Regardless, they look good enough to hold for a London Irish +8 handicap at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks are W13 L1 in their last fourteen Premiership home matches
  • Sale Sharks are W8 D1 in their last nine against London Irish
  • London Irish have won three of their last four league fixtures


London Irish don’t have winning form against Sale and the Sharks are such a good home team.

The Sharks have been beaten once in their last fourteen home games in the Premiership W13 and took five bonus-point wins in that streak.

They have to be the pick, but the visitors can challenge, so the Sale Sharks 1-7 winning margin fits at 3/1* (odds recorded 19:14 GMT on February 24th, 2022 at William Hill)


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs London Irish

Sale Sharks to win: 3/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 11/4 at Bet365