Sale Sharks vs Wasps Betting Tip Sharks -4 handicap – 27th December 2020

Sale can win Sunday's big Premiership clash against Wasps

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England Sale Sharks vs Wasps England
27th December 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale Sharks -4 handicap
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December

Wasps found themselves a bit of form during the European break and now it will remain to be seen if they can carry that into league action.

It has been back to back losses that Wasps have suffered in the Premiership so they will be desperate to stop the rot there.

Sale have won two of their three league games but lost momentum in suffering back to back Heineken Cup matches.

This should be a great scrap on Sunday from the Premiership.

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks set for a home win?

Sale have posted a W2 L1 record so far in this season’s Premiership. The wins in that sequence were against Northampton and London Irish.

The one slip up between those two successes happened on the road in a shock upset against the newly promoted Newcastle.

During the European break Sale lost both of their matches. Those were defeats away at Toulon and then at home by a one point margin against Edinburgh.

In last season’s campaign Sale collected a total of seven home wins and one of those was against Wasps.

That was a 28-18 victory that they recorded over them.

A repeat result of that outcome is at 8/15 for rugby betting on the weekend* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

They have won their last two home games in the league against Wasps.

Our betting prediction:
Sale 1-10 winning margin

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(odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December)


So that recent head to head record does give Sale a good profile heading into Sunday’s match.

Home and away they have won their last four games against Wasps. But none of the margins of victory in that winning sequence have been by more than nine points.

So we wouldn’t be looking at taking a big margin of victory here in backing the home team.

A Sale Sharks -4 handicap for the fixture is at even money and that looks quite a nice option to roll with* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).


Wasps Preview – Can Wasps get their league form going

Wasps opened the new season of the Premiership with a victory on home soil against Bristol.

That was a nice first success of the season but they were unable to build on that going forward.

It has been back to back defeats for them in the league having suffered surprising defeats against Gloucester and Newcastle.

But they may be able to take some heart from having won their two matches during the recent European break.

Wasps won away at Dragons and then they followed up with a home success over Montpellier.

There was a pretty decent campaign away from home for Wasps last season, who won seven of their eleven away games.

Only one of those away wins happened by a margin of more than 10 points.

But in the match outright for Sunday’s game they are the 13/8 underdogs* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

So that would be straight value in rugby betting for any punter looking to back them.

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Wasps as mentioned above, don’t have the form going against Sale to really warrant considering them a strong option for the weekend.

Certainly not going by the manner of defeat that they have taken in their last two league games either.

Wasps have the third-worst defensive record in the Premiership after three rounds of action currently, which is a huge surprise.

Not they were the tightest of defence last season, but their scoring power was more than making up for that.

Wasps have outscored Sale in terms of tries scored this season, but there is just not an easy match ahead of them at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.


Sale Sharks vs Wasps Betting Advice

This is a great clash between two teams who will be once again harbouring ambitions of having a run at the top four.

Sale look slightly the better of the two options here having landed two league wins and only losing by a couple of points against Newcastle.

We think that they come good and the -4 handicap at 10/11 fits the bill nicely* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have won their last four league matches against Wasps
  • Sale Sharks are W2 L1 in the league this season
  • Wasps are only W1 L2 this seasons in the Premiership


When Wasps are in full flow they are a handful for any team in the division, but they haven’t quite gotten themselves going in top gear yet for this campaign.

With that in mind in the search for some extended odds on the game, a Sale 1-10 winning margin at 9/4 looks a solid pick* (odds taken 03:09 GMT Friday, 24th December).

We don’t expect any kind of big margin to play out at the AJ Bell, but we see enough to roll with the home win.


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Wasps

Sale Sharks to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 13/8 at Bet365