Sale Sharks vs Wasps Rugby Betting Tip – Wasps -8 handicap- 1st January 2022

Sale Sharks can continue their strong home form at the AJ Bell

Simon Hammersley / Sale Sharks ©IMAGO / Focus Images 12/12/2021

England Sale Sharks vs Wasps England
1st January 1400hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps -8 handicap
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021

Sale Sharks return to league action on the weekend after a break and they will be keen to start the new year on a positive note.

It has been just three league wins for the Sharks this season in Premiership Rugby.

Will they be able to get the better of Wasps, who arrive on the back of a home win of London Irish last weekend?

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Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks strong favourite

Sale Sharks play their first league game since late November on Saturday.

It was a defeat against Saracens that they suffered in that one and it has been patchy form from the Sharks all season.

That’s back to back losses by them in the league.

Sale Sharks are W3 D2 L8 this season in Premiership Rugby and have won one of their last four (L3).

In the match outright for Saturday’s match Sale Sharks are 1/3 odds* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

Their only win since Round 5 of the league action this season, was a home success over Northampton in early November.

If we dial in to just the home form of Sale Sharks then there are plenty of positives from them.

Sale Sharks again won nine of their last ten at home in all competitions (L1).

That one defeat was against Exeter earlier this season.

The loss against the Chiefs is their only loss in their last dozen at the AJ Bell.

Our betting prediction:
Sale 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021)


The overall head to head form between the two clubs is in favour of Sale Sharks as well.

Sale Sharks have suffered just one defeat against Wasps since 2018.

That was in their most recent home fixture against Wasps which was in December 2020.

A Sale Sharks -8 handicap in rugby betting for this one is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

Interestingly each of the last three meetings between the two clubs has been won by the away team on the day.

Sale have a W3 L2 record in their last five league home matches against Wasps.


Wasps Preview – Can Wasps land the away win?

Wasps took a victory at home against London Irish on Boxing Day and they needed that one.

It snapped a three-match losing streak that Wasps had been on in Premiership Rugby.

In the match outright for Saturday’s fixture, Wasps are 9/4 underdogs* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

Wasps had been on a six-match losing streak across all competitions before that victory.

But their road form doesn’t make for great reading for Wasps.

They have posted a W2 L7 record in their last nine matches on the road in all competitions.

Away from home this season they are W3 L1 in their four Premiership Rugby away games for this campaign.

In two of their last three road games, Wasps have conceded 30+ in fixtures.

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Wasps are W4 D0 L6 overall this season in the Premiership and they did lose their last road game.

That was quite a bit of a blow as well.

That ended in a 1-point margin defeat at Sixways against Worcester Warriors.

A Wasps +8 handicap is at a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

Six of Wasps’ last eight away games have been settled by a margin of no more than seven points.

So that handicap line is right there, but can they do enough to win?


Sale Sharks vs Wasps Betting Advice

The home form of Sale Sharks is excellent and they have to take preference to pick up the victory on Saturday.

Even though the head to head favours the away team on the day, it’s Sale Sharks who get the nod.

That’s because there hasn’t been enough away form by Wasps.


Key Facts – Sale Sharks vs Wasps Betting Tip

  • Sale Sharks have won 10 of their last 11 home matches in the Premiership
  • Sale Sharks have won five of their last six against Wasps in all competitions (home and away)
  • Wasps have lost three of their last four on the road


But the Wasps -8 handicap at a quote of 10/11 in rugby betting looks the way to go* (odds recorded 18:38 GMT on December 29th, 2021).

They haven’t been heavily defeated in their road matches, aside from their trip to Saracens.

Two of their last three trips to Sale have been settled by a margin of no more than four points.


The best betting odds for Sale Sharks vs Wasps

Sale Sharks to win: 1/3 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Wasps to win: 9/4 at Bet365