Sale Sharks vs Ospreys Rugby Betting Tip – Sale -25 Handicap – 23rd January 2022

Sharks to complete the double over the Ospreys in European action at the AJ Bell

Kieran Wilkinson / Sale Sharks ©IMAGO / PanoramiC 16.01.2022

England Sale Sharks vs Ospreys England
23rd January 2022 – Kick Off 1300hrs
Rugby – England – European Champions Cup
Pick Sale -25 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022

Sale Sharks need to find a bit of a revival in their home form as they look to secure a place in the Heineken Cup Round of 16.

Despite not having very much home form going for them in European action, they are red hot favourites to beat Ospreys on Sunday.

The Welsh visitors are bottom of the Pool with no win on the board in this campaign.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks to deliver at the AJ Bell

Sale Sharks begin the last weekend of Pool stage action in the Heineken Cup in 6th place in Pool A.

The top eight get through to the next round.

So three is some pressure on them to come up with the home win on the weekend against Ospreys.

The rugby betting odds on the match outright suggest that they are firm favourites.

Sale Sharks are 1/50 odds-on for the win* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

The home form of Sale in the Heineken Cup is not good.

From their last 12 fixtures at the AJ Bell in the tournament, Sale have claimed only two victories.

But as a positive from that, three of their last five European Champions Cup home successes have been against Welsh visitors.

Earlier this season Sale took a 21-13 road win at Ospreys.

In their other completed match, Sale lost away at Clermont last weekend 25-19.

Our betting prediction:
Sale – 25 Handicap

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* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill)


Sale Sharks do have a very strong squad, but they haven’t quite been as consistent as they should be.

It’s been a W2 L3 record from them in their last five matches in all competitions.

They have lost their last two, against Bristol in the Premiership and then Clermont in European action last weekend.

The handicap line is wide for this one, with a Sale Sharks -25 option at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

Sale haven’t scored a single point in the last twenty minutes of a match in this season’s European Champions Cup.


Ospreys Preview – Can Osprey avoid 10th straight loss?

There has been no positive form in the Heineken Cup for Ospreys for a while now.

They have lost their last nine matches in the tournament.

In the match outright for Saturday’s rugby betting, Ospreys are a quote of 12/1 underdogs* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).

Interestingly, like Sale, Ospreys have not scored a single point in the final 20 minutes of a match in this year’s Pool stage.

Home and away in all competitions, Ospreys are on a four-match losing streak.

In none of the matches did they reach 20 points on the scoreboard.

In this season’s Heineken Cup, they opened with that home defeat against Sale Sharks.

A defeat was awarded against them against Racing 92.

When they hosted the Top14 side last weekend, Osprey suffered a 10-25 home defeat.

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Ospreys don’t look to be a great threat in terms of putting points on the board.

So perhaps the wide margin handicap is a viable approach to rugby betting, especially as Sale Sharks need a win to guarantee their spot in the next round.

The Welsh side have claimed one win in their last 26 away fixtures in the European Champions Cup.

That one win in the sequence happened at Northampton in the 2017/18 season.


Sale Sharks vs Ospreys Betting Advice

This should be a routine home win for Sale, who haven’t actually scored a second-half point in this season’s competition.

The Sharks can be a little hit and miss, but at full strength should have too much for Ospreys to handle.

The Sale -25 handicap is the option at 10/11* (odds recorded 19:49 GMT on January 21st, 2022 at William Hill).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Ospreys Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks need to win to guarantee progress to the Round of 16
  • Sale Sharks are W1 L2 in the head to head with Ospreys
  • Ospreys have lost their last 9 matches in the competition


Ospreys do need points to try and at least drop down into the Challenge Cup Round of sixteen.

But they look likely to come up short as there is just no Heineken Cup form from them.

Sale are motivated and should win by a fair margin.


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Ospreys

Sale Sharks to win: 1/50 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Ospreys to win: 12/1 at Bet365