Leicester v Northampton Rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd March 2019

Tigers to extend home form in derby clash

Rugby Betting

Premiership Rugby Preview – 7.45 pm kick off

Leicester will be looking to keep some good home momentum in the top flight going on Friday night. They welcome Northampton to Welford Road and the visiting Saints are still on the hunt for their first away victory of 2019 across any competition.

Leicester v Northampton odds*

Leicester 4/6
Northampton 11/10
Draw 20/1
* (betting odds was taken from bet365 on March 20th, 2019 at 11:11 pm)

Leicester v Northampton Preview

Leicester in good shape at Welford Road at the moment with a three-match winning streak in the Premiership going there. That’s been a good lift from them but they still head into the weekend only third from bottom. They could ease themselves well clear with a win in this one which would see them climb above the Saints.

The overall form of Leicester isn’t red hot at the moment as they have lost three of their last four played, home and away combined. But they are on a hot streak at Welford Road and are 4/6 odds-on favourites to get the win in this one* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 20th, 2019 at 11:11 pm). They did take an away win at Twickenham against the Saints back in October in a Premiership meeting. They will be boosted by England internationals like Jonny May and Manu Tuilagi returning from Six Nations duty.

The Tigers are W2 L3 in their last five overall against Northampton. The Saints haven’t had a great time of things on the road at all. They have yet to win on their travels in any competition since the turn of the new year. That’s a poor return, but if they ever needed a big boost of confidence, they got on last Sunday.

The Saints defeated Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup Final, not allowing Saracens over for a try in the game. That was the first ever title for Northampton in the competition. Can they turn in into a bit of positive form on their Premiership travels? The Saints have won three of their last four in the Premiership.

Leicester v Northampton Prediction

The home form has to be the way to go in this Friday night clash at Welford Road. Northampton should have a bit of renewed confidence behind them after last week’s Cup triumph. Northampton to cover a +4 handicap looks a good fit* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 20th, 2019 at 11:11 pm)