Wasps v Harlequins Rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th May 2019

Quins can grab the away win

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Premiership Rugby Preview – 4.00 pm kick off

The season is all done and dusted for Wasps who won’t be going to the final four. So there is nothing at stake for them in this final fixture of the regular season. Harlequins, however, have a huge prize in their sights. They have to better whatever it is that Northampton manage to come up with against league leaders Exeter on the weekend, to beat them to that precious fourth spot.

Wasps v Harlequins odds*

Wasps 8/11
Harlequins 23/20
Draw 18/1
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm)

Wasps v Harlequins Preview

Wasps took a hit in a big clash against Bath last time out in the top flight. That saw their outside chance of making the Premiership semi-finals slide away. That result made it back to back league defeats for Wasps after having been taken apart by Saracens in their previous game.

Overall they have lost three of their last five league games now, but one of the two wins in that sequence was a huge upset. They posted a 26-19 win out at league leaders Exeter, a result totally out of the blue and that is what they are capable of on the day. Harlequins will be showing up though on the weekend, hoping that Wasps are simply in wind-down mode.

Head to head

When the two met earlier this season, it was Harlequins who posted a 20-13 win over Wasps. That was on home soil by the Quins. It has been three wins in their last four meetings by Harlequins, including on their last visit to the Ricoh Arena. That was a 24-21 victory that they produced on that occasion back in September 2017.

Quins have it all to play for

So Harlequins have it all to play for and that will naturally make them a threat in this one. The Quins are +2 in the handicap at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm) which actually looks like a pretty decent wager. Quins have nothing to lose in this one because only a win will get them over the finish line and up into the top four.

So they have to be geared up and ready for this. Quins posted a home success, a narrow one too, against Leicester in the last round of action. That snapped a four-match losing streak of form that they had found themselves on in all competitions. It’s been a difficult time for them after having looked so strong for so long. But then again Wasps haven’t been brilliant and the Quins need this more than their opponents.

Wasps v Harlequins Prediction

Quins are the ones who need to take all the initiative in this game. Sitting back and being conservative will do nothing for them at the end of the day in chasing down a top-four finish. They have to be bold and with Wasps not having any interest in this game, that Quins +2 in the handicap at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm) looks a nice git.

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