Worcester v Saracens Rugby Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th May 2019

Saracens to topple the Warriors

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Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, Saracens find themselves in with a chance of finishing top of the table on the final weekend of the regular season. With a loss for league leaders Exeter last time out, Sarries closed the gap to four points. So it’s a slim chance at best, but after winning the European Champions Cup last weekend, they will have the bit between their teeth.

Worcester v Saracens odds*

Saracens 4/7
Worcester 6/4
Draw 18/1
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm)

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Worcester are safe from any threat of relegation this season, so they can at least relax for their final game. That will be a big relief for them because if they had had to go into this looking for points, that would have been a terrible position for them. The Warriors don’t have that worry. They took a big 38-10 hit against Northampton in their last Premiership fixture.

But they had won back to back home fixtures in the top flight prior to that. The first one of those was a great 39-17 success over Sale, before a bit of a surprise in taking down top-four side Gloucester. When they played host to Exeter in round fifteen of action this season, they only were edged out by a three-point margin at the end of a wonderful fixture. Worcester are +6 in the handicap line at 10/11 odds for this * (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm)

Head to head

Saracens have won the last three Premiership meetings against Worcester, including their last visit there which was back in 2017. Saracens collected a 25-3 away win on their last trip to Sixways. It’s been just one success that the Warriors have taken against Saracens, but that was at home in early 2017.

Saracens to look ahead?

Saracens have that slim shot at top spot. They would need a win to have any chance of that happening, as well as Exeter losing (with no bonus point). Top spot would be important because it would mean a perspective easier game in the semifinals, as the first place finisher will play fourth. It is tough side Gloucester who will be taking on whoever finishes second in the league, as the Cherry & Whites are locked in there.

Saracens took out Leinster in the European Champions Cup Final last weekend coming from 10-0 down in the match to be crowned champions there. In their last league outing, they had posted a 38-7 success over Exeter, in-game which saw both teams go at each other understrength. Still, now you tally it up and that is a four-match winning streak that Saracens are on in all competitions, scoring over 30 points in three of those games.

So they are really going strong towards the end of the season and as it stands they are the 9/10 favourites to win the Gallagher Premiership outright* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm). Their last away game in the Premiership saw Saracens bag a 31-14 victory over Wasps, but in their away game prior to that, they did suffer a surprise defeat out at Bristol. Will they rest some star power ahead of the semi-finals, knowing that it’s unlikely that they will pinch top spot?

Worcester v Saracens Prediction

Saracens may well play this smart and rest some key players after their extra workload last weekend. It’s a bit of a stretch seeing them take top spot from Exeter at the end of the day so they may be looking one game ahead. Still, they can land the win and Saracens -6 handicap is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken from William Hill on May 13th, 2019 at 4:04 pm)


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