Wasps vs Sale Sharks Rugby Betting Tip – Away Win – 20th May 2022

Sale Sharks could cause an upset in Coventry against Wasps

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England Wasps vs Sale Sharks England
20th May 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Sale to win
Bookmaker BetVictor
Odds: 11/8 odds taken 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022

Wasps and Sale Sharks will go up against each other on Friday night in Premiership Rugby action which is an important top-flight fixture.

A place in next season’s European Champions Cup is at stake here with the Sharks starting 7th and Wasps 9th.

Even though top-four ambitions are realistically done for, there’s plenty to play for in the race for a top-eight finish.

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Wasps Preview – Can Wasps extend form?

It has been a run of four matches undefeated for Wasps in the Premiership Rugby action.

So they are carrying some form with them.

After a three-match winning streak, they played out an exciting draw against London Irish last time out.

Home advantage for them in Coventry could be a huge factor in this game.

Wasps have some big form going at home at the moment.

It has been a tremendous eight-match winning streak by them at the Coventry Building Society Arena in all competitions.

It means that they are undefeated there this year.

In the match outright for Premiership Rugby tips, the win for Wasps is at 8/13* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at BetVictor).

They start the match in ninth place in the table, one point behind Sale Sharks.

A home defeat would leave their top-eight chances hanging by a thin thread.

Our betting prediction:
Sale Sharks 1-5 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at BetVictor)


Wasps don’t have great head to head form currently going against Sale Sharks, however.

With only one win over this opponent in the last six meetings, it makes the fixture very interesting.

That lone win in the sequence was away from home by a three-point margin in December 2020.

It’s a three-match losing streak at home that Wasps are on against Sale Sharks.

With 40+ points having been scored by Wasps in their two most recent Premiers League matches, plus a six-match league home winning streak, they look competitive.

This is their longest streak of home winning form since September 2017.


Sale Sharks Preview – Sharks still have plenty of bite

Victory for Sale Sharks would leave them in a very good position to take a top-eight finish this season.

Mathematically they start the weekend with a chance at the top four.

But they are seven points away with a lot of teams involved above them.

In the match outright for Friday night’s Premiership Rugby betting, the win for the Sale Sharks is at 11/8* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at BetVictor).

There has been a run of mixed results by them recently.

It’s a return of W2 D2 L2 in their last six that Sale Sharks have produced in the league.

What could give them an edge is they had a rest last weekend.

Opponents Wasps were involved in a tough, tight European Challenge Cup semi-final tussle against Lyon.

So the visiting Sale Sharks should have the fresher legs of the two.

In their last four league away matches, Sale Sharks are W2 D1 L1.

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Sale Sharks have bagged five wins in their last six against Wasps in the league.

All six of those encounters were decided by a margin of no more than 10 points.

A Sale Sharks +3 is at a quote of even money for Premiership rugby betting* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at BetVictor).

There is also a bit of away form by them in Premiership Rugby.

In none of their last four away matches have Sale Sharks conceded more than three tries.

So while they are underdogs for this trip to Coventry, they may produce a big challenge.


Wasps vs Sale Sharks Betting Advice

This looks like being a really tight match and the preference is for a narrow road win for the Sharks.

A Sale Sharks to win option in Premiership Rugby tips is at 11/8* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at BetVictor).

They do come in fresher than their opponents and also have a good head to head record against them.


Key Facts – Wasps vs Sale Sharks Betting Tip

  • Wasps have won their last eight home matches in all tournaments
  • Wasps played in Europe last weekend, Sale Sharks did not
  • Sale Sharks have won five of their last six Premiership matches against Wasps


Wasps are in very good form at the moment at home, winning their last six league matches which included successes over Leicester Tigers and Saracens.

However, their season was dealt a huge blow last weekend with their European Challenge Cup semi-final loss against Lyon.

This is a tricky match in which to try and pick themselves up.

The Sale Sharks +3 handicap is being pushed at evens* (odds recorded 19:31 GMT on May 19th, 2022 at BetVictor).


The best betting odds for Wasps vs Sale Sharks

Wasps to win: 8/13 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
Sale Sharks to win: 11/8 at Bet365