Worcester Warriors vs London Irish Rugby Betting Tip Home Win – 18th September 2021

Worcester to land an important opening win against the Exiles

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England Worcester Warriors vs London Irish England
18th September 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Premiership
Pick Worcester to win
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 5/6 odds taken 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021

Last season couldn’t have gone a lot worse for Worcester Warriors who finished bottom of the table by some margin.

There were just four victories for them, but with relegation off the table in a disrupted season, the Warriors get a reprieve and stay in the Premiership.

Can they get a confidence-boosting win on the board at the first attempt?

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Worcester Warriors Preview – Cna the Warriors win at home?

It was a W4 L18 record that the Worcester Warriors ended up with last season in the Premiership.

Three of the four wins that they finished with were declared victories due to cancelled fixtures.

It means that they won only one match in the entirety of last season.

After that season to forget, they will be hoping for better things.

In thematic outright for rugby betting on Saturday Worcester are 5/6 odds-on* (odds recorded 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021).

The one match win that they earned last season, did happen against London Irish.

That was on the opening weekend of the 2020/21 season at Sixways.

The win came by a one-point margin only.

That has at least back to back to wins that Worcester have taken in their most recent Round 1 Premiership rugby fixtures.

Can they make it three in a row? If they hope to survive this season, this is the type of match that they need to target hard.

Our betting prediction:
Worcester 1-5 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021)


The head to head does point to a positive on the way for Worcester Warriors.

They have won five of their last seven Premiership fixtures against London Irish (L2).

Last season’s victory over them at Sixways was by an 11-10 scoreline.

A Worcester -1 handicap is at 10/11 odds for rugby betting* (odds recorded 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021).

Four times last season Worcester managed to lose a halftime lead in a Premiership match to end up being defeated.

That was a joint league-high.


London Irish Preview – Can Exiles rediscover winning touch

Things really petered away for London Irish last season as they floundered at the end of the campaign.

The Exiles finished the season on a six-match losing streak.

The last win that they took was at the end of March when they toppled Bath at home in Brentford.

So their winless streak on the road goes back a further month with a last away success in the Premiership happening at Wasps at the end of February.

In the match outright, London Irish are 21/20 underdogs* (odds recorded 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021).

In the head to head, London Irish have not won at Sixways for eight years now.

After their loss in Round 1 last season to Worcester, London Irish did get a win their home match against the Warriors.

The Exiles snuck across the finish line by three points.

That snapped a three-match losing streak that they had been on against Worcester.

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London Irish have managed to claim just the one road victory in their last eleven Premiership away games (D1 L9).

In seven of those eleven matches, the Exiles conceded at least three tries.

Ill discipline plagued them last term as well. London Irish conceded more infringements than any other team in the top flight.

They are going to have their work cut out for them on the road.

Worcester and London Irish are both expected to struggle this season, and these could be important early points in the fight against relegation to put on the board.


Worcester Warriors vs London Irish Betting Advice

The Warriors took a W1 L18 match record away from the matches that they were able to complete last season.

That one victory happened against the Exiles and Worcester can be backed to get the better of them.

The Worcester match outright win for rugby betting is at 5/6* (odds recorded 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021).


Key Facts – Worcester Warriors vs London Irish Betting Tip

  • Worcester Warriors won one Premiership match last season
  • Worcester Warriors have won 3 of the last 4 against the Exiles
  • London Irish have won 1 of their last 11 away matches in the league


The Exiles only just pipped Worcester Warriors in their home game against them last season.

When you stack up their losing record from the end of last season, coupled with their general lack of road wins, it’s the home pick to go for.

A Worcester 1-5 winning margin is at 9/2* (odds recorded 17:12 GMT on September 16th, 2021).


The best betting odds for Worcester Warriors vs London Irish

Worcester Warriors to win: 5/6 at Bet365
Draw: 20/1 at Bet365
London Irish to win: 21/20 at Bet365