Wasps vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip Away Win – 26th December 2021

London Irish can keep up their strong form with a win over Wasps

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England Wasps vs London Irish England
26th December 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick London Irish to win
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021

Wasps are currently on a terrible run of form having lost their last six matches in all competitions.

They are really going to have to dig deep for some positives. But they do at least have home advantage on the weekend in Premiership rugby action.

Wasps though are underdogs as it looks like they will have their hands full against an in-form London Irish side.

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Wasps Preview – Can Wasps snap their slump?

Wasps have slumped to a six-match losing streak across all competitions now.

The most recent of those defeats happened in the European Champions Cup, a heavy home loss against Munster.

In Premiership Rugby Wasps have lost their last three fixtures.

It is the most recent of those defeats which will probably have hit them the hardest.

That was a defeat away at Worcester Warriors by a 1 point margin.

Wasps saw the Warriors pull level on points with them down in the bottom four with that defeat.

In the match outright for rugby betting Wasps are a quote of 10/11 to get the win* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

There’s also been a five-match losing streak by Wasps at home.

They had won their first two home games of this league campaign before dropping each of their last three.

Our betting prediction:
London Irish -3 handicap

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* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021)


Wasps have been beaten the last twice when they have hosted London Irish in the league as well.

Earlier this year they suffered a 10-16 loss on home turf against the Exiles.

Looking at the long head to head form, Wasps are W4 L2 in their last six home matches in Coventry against London Irish.

The handicap line is very tight on this one with a Wasps -1 at 10/11 with home advantage* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

Wasps really haven’t had trouble scoring, and have recorded at least 30 points in their last two Premiership fixtures.

Can they do enough in defence, however?


London Irish Preview – Exiles pose a threat

London Irish will arrive in Coventry on Boxing Day with some great momentum behind them.

They have won their last five matches in all competitions.

The most recent of those successes came away at Section Paloise in the European Challenge Cup on December 11th.

So the Exiles are coming in fresh on their Premiership return.

In the match outright, London Irish are a quote of 10/11 to land the victory* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

The visitors look as if they pose a threat.

The biggest surprise this season really by London Irish is how threatening in attack they have been.

At the close of the last round of Premiership action, London Irish are the top try scorers in the league.

By some distance as well.

Taking into consideration the slump that Wasps are in, there is a very good opportunity here for London Irish to extend their form.

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London Irish have lost just one of their last nine matches in all competitions (W6 D2 L1).

There is further good reading for them, just looking at their road form.

At the start of this campaign, London Irish lost their first two away games in the Premiership.

That left them on a seven-match losing streak on their top-flight travels.

But they’ve since turned it around in style.

The Exiles are now on a three-match winning streak on the road in the top flight.

Across all competitions, London Irish are W4 D1 away from home in their last five.


Wasps vs London Irish Betting Advice

London Irish has to be the pick for this one at a quote of 10/11 odds* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).

They have been scoring for fun this season and should have more than enough to get past Wasps.

To boost the fact that they have won four of their last five away games (D1) in all competitions, they also have head to head form.


Key Facts – Wasps vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Wasps have lost their last two at home against London Irish
  • Wasps have lost their last five matches in all tournaments
  • London Irish have suffered one loss in their last nine matches in all competitions


The Exiles have won their last two visits to Coventry, so this stacks up to being a successful afternoon for them.

Something is just not quite clicking for Wasps at the moment and they are likely to come up short.

A London Irish -3 handicap is not unreasonable at 6/5 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 18:10 GMT on December 23rd, 2021).


The best betting odds for Wasps vs London Irish

Wasps to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 4/6 at Bet365