Sale Sharks vs Newcastle Falcons Rugby Betting Tip Sale -15 Handicap – 29th April 2022

Sale Sharks can coast to a home win over the Falcons

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England Sale Sharks vs Newcastle Falcons England
29th April 2022 – Kick Off 1945hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale -15 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022

The season is realistically over for both of these as there is nothing to play for but pride now.

Sale Sharks are seven points outside of the play off places heading into Round 22 which is a lot of ground to make up.

Newcastle Falcons are playing to just keep themselves off the bottom of the table.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks look the favourites

Sale Sharks had a bye in last weekend’s round of Premiership Rugby so they are well-rested.

Their last league game ended in a home defeat against Saracens.

Since then they did win their two-legged tie against Bristol Bears in the European Champions Cup.

There has not been a great deal of consistency from the Sharks.

They have not won back to back league matches since back in mid-February.

In their last five Premiership Rugby matches, they have taken just a W2 D2 L2 record.

Sale Sharks are 1/10 odds-on favourites in Premiership Rugby betting for this one* (odds recorded 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022 at William Hill).

They do appear to have a good chance at claiming a victory on the weekend.

That would snap a three-match losing streak that they are currently on at the AJ Bell in all competitions.

The last time that the Sharks lost four home matches in a row was in the 2016/17 season.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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* (odds recorded 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022 at William Hill)


Their first scheduled meeting this season was no contest, with Newcastle being declared the winners.

On Friday, Sale will be aiming for just their second Premiership win over the Falcons since 2018.

Sale Sharks have won two of their previous seven home matches against Newcastle in the competition.

The Sale Sharks -15 handicap at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022 at William Hill).

With Newcastle having had their fair share of problems this season, a home win looks probable.

The last five meetings between the two teams were won by the home side on the day.


Newcastle Falcons Preview – Falcons limping to the finish

Since being handed a declared victory in Round 11, Newcastle Falcons have won one league match.

That victory was against Worcester in early April.

That was a road match, and in their last one away from home.

The last time that the Newcastle Falcons recorded back to back away wins in the league was in 2020.

Worcester for context, are one of the two teams beneath Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership Rugby table.

The visitors to the AJ Bell on Friday are the clear underdogs at 6/1 for the win* (odds recorded 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022 at William Hill).

It looks as if this would be a huge upset if they were to land the victory.

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Newcastle Falcons have won only one tier last 13 Premiership fixtures in total at D1 L110.

In that run, the Falcons took just three losing bonus points.

Also across those 13 matches, the Falcons conceded at an average of 30 points per game.

However, only 3 of the last 22 meetings between the two clubs were settled by a margin of more than 8 points.

In total, it has been 3 away wins for Newcastle this season, which is one more than they have taken at home this term.


Sale Sharks vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Advice

Before a loss at the AJ Bell against Saracens in their last league home fixture, Sale were unbeaten in seven there.

They haven’t suffered back to back home league losses since January 2017.

Big margins haven’t been a feature of meetings between these two recently, but on this occasion, the Sale -15 handicap does have some appeal at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Newcastle Falcons Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have lost only one of their last eight league home fixtures
  • Sale Sharks are only W1 D2 L2 in their last five league matches (home and away)
  • Newcastle Falcons have won 1 of their last 13 league matches


Newcastle’s big win at Worcester in their last away match doesn’t exactly prove form.

The Falcons have scored fewer tries in the final quarter of matches this season in the Premiership than any other team.

So the Sharks may well press home their advantage as the match wears on.

The Sale Sharks 16-20 winning margin may be a bold approach at 11/2* (odds recorded 20:52 GMT on April 28th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Newcastle Falcons

Sale Sharks to win: 1/10 at Bet365
Draw: 33/1 at Bet365
Newcastle Falcons to win: 6/1 at Bet365