Wasps vs Leicester Tigers Rugby Betting Tip Leicester -7 handicap – 9th January 2022

Leicester to continue winning season against fragile defence of Wasps

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England Wasps vs Leicester Tigers England9th January 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Leicester -7 handicap
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022

Wasps have a tough fixture on their hands on Sunday when they face up to the Leicester Tigers in Premiership Rugby action.

Wasps suffered another loss last weekend as they went down at the hands of the Sale Sharks.

Leicester Tigers kept up their remarkable 100% record for the season by thumping Newcastle last weekend. Will they make it 12 from 12?

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Wasps Preview – Can Wasps stop the Tigers’ juggernaut?

Wasps are underdogs in Premiership Rugby on the weekend for Sunday’s fixture at home against Leicester Tigers.

Last weekend Wasps paid a visit to the AJ Bell to face Sale Sharks.

They were easily second best in the contest and that was their fourth loss in their last five Premiership fixtures.

So it has been a difficult campaign for Wasps who are on a W4 L7 record this season.

In the match outright for Premiership rugby betting, Wasps are the 6/4 underdogs* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022).

Their only success since the end of October last year was a home league win over London Irish on Boxing Day.

That snapped a run of five straight home losses for them in all competitions.

The most recent occasion that Wasps hosted Leicester was just back in June at the end of last season.

Wasps were defeated 31-38 in Coventry in that fixture.

This looks like an equally difficult task for them against the Tigers on Sunday but looking at the long head to head form, there is something in it for Wasps.

Wasps have won six of their last seven Premiership Rugby home fixtures against the Tigers.

Our betting prediction:
Leicester 1-12 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022)


Home and away however, Wasps have only won one of their last five against the Leicester Tigers.

Wasps have lost more Premiership matches against Leicester than they have done against any other team.

A Wasps +5 handicap comes in at a quote of even money for Premiership Rugby betting* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022).

Following their loss against Sale Sharks last weekend in their first fixture of the new calendar year, Wasps face losing their opening two matches of a calendar year for the first time since 2012.

It looks like being a big ask for them to try and tame the Tigers.


Leicester Tigers Preview – Visitors can maintain their momentum

Leicester Tigers have already paid a visit to the Coventry Building Society Arena this season and have been triumphant.

That was in a Premiership Cup match which really has no bearing on this.

But they are likely to make a return for this league fixture on Sunday and come away with the same result.

The Leicester Tigers are 1/2 in the match outright for Premiership Rugby betting to claim the success* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022).

Last weekend the Tigers made it a perfect eleven wins from eleven this season in the league.

If we extend that back to the end of last season then it is a twelve match Premiership Rugby winning streak by Leicester.

Only once before in the competition have they put together a longer winning streak.

That ended in September 2000 after winning 17 straight fixtures.

Given how hungry the Tigers are this season, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see them come away with a win.

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Leicester Tigers boast the best defensive record in the Premiership after Round 11 and only Saracens had tallied more points in matches.

Leicester have conceded the fewest points per entry into their 22 this season than any other team.

The Tigers -5 handicap is at 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022).

Leicester have kicked a lot of ball this season, but things are working out for them.

Looking into their away form, they have won their last nine in all competitions.

In three of their last five away matches, they have produced at least 48 points on the scoreboard.

Leicester have scored 30+ points in five of their last eight on the road.


Wasps vs Leicester Tigers Betting Advice

How can the Leicester Tigers be opposed at the moment? It’s been a phenomenal season for them.

They are playing extremely efficient, effective rugby, even if they have launched a league-high average of 35 kicks from hand per fixture.

The Leicester Tigers to win at 1/2 has to be the top selection* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022).


Key Facts – Wasps vs Leicester Tigers Betting Tip

  • Wasps have won 6 of their last 7 home Premiership matches against Leicester
  • Wasps have lost seven of their last eight matches in all competitions (W1)
  • Leicester Tigers have won all eleven league matches this season


But the look for longer odds will turn some attention to the handicap market.

Leicester should be convincing enough to handle a -7 handicap at a quote of 6/5* (odds recorded 21:49 GMT on January 7th, 2022).

Wasps were easily second best against Sale last weekend and they are facing a much stiffer challenge in the form of Leicester.


The best betting odds for Wasps vs Leicester Tigers

Wasps to win: 6/4 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Leicester Tigers to win: 1/2 at Bet365