Wasps vs Leicester Betting Tip – Wasps -23 Handicap – 9th September 2020

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England Wasps vs Leicester England
9th September 17:30hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Wasps -23 Handicap
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 23:10 GMT, Tuesday, 8th September

Wasps are still in the hunt for a top-four finish and they continued their excellent form with an away win at Saracens on the weekend.

They get back to home turf in midweek for the visit of Leicester, a team who are badly out of form at the moment.

So there could be another precious point-haul coming up for Wasps, who are the heavy favourites to win this fixture.

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Wasps Preview – Wasps can continue their hot form

Back to back wins over top-four contenders Bath and then Saracens have left Wasps sitting in very good shape at the moment.

They are battling for a place in the postseason and after round 18 on the weekend, were clinging onto fourth place a point ahead of Bristol.

That is a couple of really tough tests that they have come through in their last couple of games, winning away at both Bath and Saracens.

That is a W4 L1 record that they have taken in their last five games now, the one blip happening against Sale, another of the top-four teams.

So the form from Wasps is there and that loss against Sale is the only defeat that they have suffered in the last eight rounds of Premiership Rugby.

That was also their only home defeat in any competition since January 2020.

Our betting prediction:
Wasps 21-30 Winning Margin

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(odds taken 23:10 GMT, Tuesday, 8th September)


Wasps are big favourites in the match outright and so glancing over at the handicap market a Wasps -23 is at 10/11* (odds taken 23:10 GMT, Tuesday, 8th September).

Earlier this season Wasps did suffer a loss away at Leicester and they have dropped three of their last four against them.

But in that sequence, all three losses were away from home and the win happened at the Ricoh in September 2018 with a 41-35 success.

Wasps are the third-highest scorers in the division at the moment with an average of 26 points per game scored.


Leicester Preview – Leicester to fall again

It is a W5 D1 L12 record that Leicester have produced this season, and they are second from bottom.

That’s only because of the relegation-causing points deduction that Saracens were slapped with.

Only the Worcester Warriors have scored fewer points in matches than Leicester have done this season.

It has been an average of 17 points per game the Tigers have produced in this campaign.

That having been said, they have upped their scoring in their last two, a 46-30 loss against Gloucester and a 31-40 loss against Sale.

But naturally, the bookmakers think that they are going to be on the wrong end of a big scoreline in this one.

We do too, and Leicester +23 isn’t all that appealing at a 10/11 quote in the handicap market* (odds taken 23:10 GMT, Tuesday, 8th September).

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Each of the last three wins that Leicester have taken against Wasps (remembering those were all at home anyway) were by not more than a five-point margin.

It has been one win for Leicester in the last six rounds of league action and that was a victory over the struggling London Irish last month.

There have been three away wins for Leicester this season and those were all outside of Premiership action.

The Tigers have made seven previous visits to the Ricoh Arena in all competitions and have won just once there.


Wasps vs Leicester Betting Advice

We can see this being a routine win for Wasps, who are a free-flowing, high-scoring side at the moment.

In a quick turnaround of matches, we can see Leicester fading away in the second half of this one and we would take on the Wasps -23 handicap at 10/11* (odds taken 23:10 GMT, Tuesday, 8th September).


Key Facts – Wasps vs Leicester Betting Tip

  • Wasps have lost just one of their last eight league games
  • Wasps have lost 3 of their last 4 against the Tigers
  • Leicester have not won an away league game this season


Leicester have done better in putting points on the board recently, but wins are still so elusive for them.

It has been two relatively big efforts that they have put up in their last two games against Gloucester and Sale.

We fancy that to take its toll on them at the Ricoh Arena and they will likely stay winless on the road in the Premiership this season after this.


The best betting odds for Wasps vs Leicester

Wasps to win: 1/33 at Bet365
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
Leicester to win: 10/1 at Bet365