Wasps vs Bristol Betting Tip – Wasps -3 handicap – 10th October 2020

Wasps can extend big winning streak against Bristol in Premiership semi final

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England Wasps vs Bristol England
10th October 1330hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps -3 handicap
Bookmaker 10bet
Odds: Even money odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October

This is a Premiership semi-final fixture with Wasps heading into the game on home territory as the favourites.

It was a second-place finish for them in the standings, superbly upping their form at the end of the season.

They will do battle with the Bristol Bears for a place in the Premiership final against either Exeter or Bath.

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Wasps Preview – Wasps can take their chance at home

Wasps powered their way to the end of the season and duly delivered a big result in their final match.

They beat an understrength Exeter 46-5. That gave them the win that they needed to secure second place behind the Chiefs in the final standings.

Wasps have been almost unplayable since the season restarted.

It is a six-match winning streak in the Premiership that Wasps are currently on.

Across all competitions, they have lost just twice at Ricoh Arena in the 2020 calendar year.

So they are heading into action as the 8/11 favourites for this match* (odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October).

That’s reasonable for rugby betting we feel. The only team to score more points this season in the Premiership than Wasps was Exeter.

Wasps averaged 30 points per game across the course of the regular season.

Can they keep up that superb average?

Our betting prediction:
Wasps 1-10 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October)


Wasps have now made it to the final four in four of the last five years. But they have struggled to convert and get beyond this stage.

Their only victory in that sequence of Premiership semi-final appearances was against Leicester at home in 2017 and that was by a single point.

There is more to the favouritism of Wasps than just their current form. They are on a nine-match winning streak against Bristol in the Premiership.

We think that they are going to take some stopping in this one, even though a Wasps -3 handicap is at even money only in rugby betting* (odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October).


Bristol Preview – Battling Bristol make the top four

Bristol, despite winning their last two games, only just made it through to the Premiership semi-finals.

Across all competitions, it is a four-match winning streak that Bristol are currently on, with two wins in Europe preceding victories in their final two Premiership fixtures.

Those were wins over Leicester and London Irish, certainly not the toughest of opponents to face.

The Bristol Bears scored 76 points in total across those two matches.

In all competitions, they have scored at least 36 now in each of their last four games played.

Interestingly, however, their last defeat happened in mid-September on a league visit to Wasps, going down 59-35.

Bristol are the 6/5 underdogs for this fixture* (odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October).

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Bristol are on that big losing streak against Wasps and because of that, and with them being away, it’s hard to see them taking this fixture.

The only previous win that the Bears have taken against Wasps in the Premiership happened on home soil back in September 2006.

In four previous matches played at the Ricoh Arena, Bristol have posted a W1 L3 record and the lone success was in the Premiership Rugby Cup.

This is just the second Premiership semi final appearance for Bristol. Their previous one ended in defeat at Welford Road against Leicester in 2007.


Wasps vs Bristol Betting Advice

Both clubs were in great form since the restart. Bristol have suffered only one defeat in all games played since the end of August.

That one match though was defeat in round 20 against Saturday’s opponent’s Wasps. That for us, is pretty telling and we can’t support the visitors getting the win.

We also think that the handicap line of +3 on Bristol is just too narrow to really have any interest in at 4/5 odds* (odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October).


Key Facts – Wasps vs Bristol Betting Tip

  • Wasps have won their last nine games against Bristol
  • Wasps have won their last six league fixtures
  • Bristol have suffered one loss since the end of August in all competitions


Wasps are a free-scoring side and have simply powered their way through some big games to get their rewards of this semi final place.

We are backing them to extend their journey further for this season, by winning this semi final.

The best way to go for some extended value here would be a Wasps 1-10 winning margin line at 21/20* (odds taken 23:30 GMT Friday, 9th October).


The best betting odds for Wasps vs Bristol

Wasps to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Bristol to win: 6/5 at Bet365