Exeter vs Saracens Premiership Rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th December 2019

Exeter - Saracens Rugby

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Premiership Rugby Preview – 3.00 pm kick off

This is the heavyweight clash of the Premiership season. Because of a massive points deduction, reigning champions Saracens are 19 points adrift at the foot of the table. But they are running in form and need the points against second-placed Exeter. Read our Exeter vs Saracens preview for more.

Exeter vs Saracens odds*

Saracens 5/6
Exeter Even Money
Draw 20/1

* (betting odds taken from bet365 on 28th December, 2019 at 7:18 pm)

Premiership Rugby betting at Bet365

Exeter News & Form

Exeter Chiefs are sat in second place in the Premiership. A win will lift them above leaders Northampton. They have picked up a W4 L2 record this season and after a sticky start to the new campaign, the Chiefs have won their last six matches across all competitions. They have secured back to back league games since their reversal against the Bristol Bears in round 4 of action.

In their last top flight home fixture the Chiefs took a commanding 38-3 win over Wasps. They have only taken the one win in their last four fixtures against Saracnes, but that one victory in the sequence happened on home turf at Sandy Park last season in the league. Once again the Chiefs have been good in defence with only Saracens having conceded fewer points than they have done.

Exeter vs Saracens Head to Head

Saracens are W3 L2 in the last five Premiership meetings
Saracens have won the last two meetings
Exeter last lost at home against Saracens in 2016

Saracens News & Form

Saracens are rooted to the foot of the table. They have won five of their six games played in the top flight and had they started on an even keel with everyone else, then they would be top of the pile. Sarries were slapped with a 35-point deduction at the start of the season, so they have made strong inroads into that. They are trailing second-from-bottom Leicester by 19 points ahead of this fixture. They too are on a roll at the moment winning each of their last five Premiership games since losing their season opener against Northampton. This would be a big coup if they can take maximum points from this trip to Sandy Park and any bonus would be welcome for them.

Exeter vs Saracens Betting Tip

Exeter to win outright at Even Money
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on 28th December, 2019 at 7:18 pm)

Exeter vs Saracens Prediction

This should be a tense duel. Even though Saracens are stuck at the foot of the table they are in form. But Exeter have hit their stride and are making some impressive carries in the top flight. With home advantage here, the Chiefs are worth backing to sink Saracens into further trouble.