Saracens v Harlequins Rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 23rd March 2019

Quins can keep it tight on trip to Saracens

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Premiership Rugby Preview – 3.00 pm kick off

What a clash at the London Stadium this Saturday fixture could bring. Saracens are defending a long winning streak on home soil, but they have come under increasing pressure in the Premiership, losing four of their last seven. Can the Quins strike in this big London derby?

Saracens v Harlequins odds*

Saracens 2/9
Harlequins 3/1
Draw 20/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 20th, 2019 at 11:11 pm)

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It is a seventeen match winning streak that Saracens are on at home across all compositions at home, which is so impressive. But they have been unable to keep up the hot pace that they set over the first half of the season. Saracens are now only W3 L4 in their last seven Premiership games. But their home form has remained intact. This one is being played at the London Stadium.

Last weekend they faced up to Northampton in the Premiership Cup Final and suffered a loss, only scoring nine point against the Saints from three penalty kicks. So there has been a hint that they are starting to fade for the season. They will be boosted with the Six Nations having ended and getting star players like Owen Farrell back into club business of course.

Harlequins have closed the gap to just ten points between them and second-placed Saracens. So if they could take out the Men In Black on the weekend that could see them eat into that gap even further. Harlequins lost their home fixture against Saracens early in the season and they have won two of their last five against Sarries in the league. Those were home wins.

But Harlequins do have a bit of away from going. They have won their last two away games in the premiership, which is no mean feat. They have won five of their last six league games home and away. They were running on a five-match winning streak before Gloucester toppled them in the last round of league action at The Stoop.

Saracens v Harlequins Prediction

This should be some battle as Harlequins have to recognize the drop off in form of their rivals. The last time that Saracens did a double in a single season in the London derby against Quins was in the 2014/15 season. Can the Quins raise their game and snap that big run of Saracens home form?

It may be close and Harlequins at 10/11 to defend a +11 handicap looks a good fit* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 20th, 2019 at 11:11 pm)


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