After another round of fascinating rugby, here are my predictions for the third round of the 2014-2015 Aviva Premiership.
So how did you do in the second round of predictions?
4 out of 6 isn’t great but at least I beat the SuperBru community average of 3.4. Last week 3 were predictable, 2 were 50:50 and there was the 1 upset so 4 is par really.
So what are your picks for round 3?
Gloucester Rugby v Exeter Chiefs
This is going to be one of those 50:50 games, as a Chiefs fan I’m going with Exeter. They have the more settled side and have been performing well this season, even if they did manage to lose at home to Tigers. Gloucester will be buoyant after coming from behind to win against Sharks last week, I’m just hoping that they are still going through their settling in phase of rebuilding.
Sale Sharks v London Welsh
I’ve backed Sale in the first 2 weeks and been proven wrong. This week against Welsh, who have shipped over 50 points in each of the first two games, surely they can’t let me down. Welsh were much better last week, first off scoring some points and then going on to get the TBP. Even so they are not going to be good enough to pick up their first win.
Harlequins v Wasps
Wasps have started the season really well, despite having a horrible draw with 3 out of the top 4 from last season in the first 3 weeks. Quins were totally destroyed last week and there are going to be some emotional scars. This can go one of two ways, either they bounce back and play incredibly or are still down and play below their best. I’m backing Wasps to backup last weeks win with another winning performance.
London Irish v Saracens
Irish got a win last weekend away at Newcastle to confirm their place just above the relegation fight. Saracens confirmed their place at the top end of the table with a resounding win over Quins. This is bottom verse top and should be an easy win for Saracens.
Bath v Leicester Tigers
Leicester gritted out an away win last weekend and they will need to do the same again if they are going to win this weekend. Baths’ attack has been performing, even if they were assisted by missed tackles last weekend. But the defence has been suspect allowing Welsh to gain a TBP, for that reason I’m going for Tigers even with their injury list.
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints
Saints came up against a very resilient Wasps side last weekend and even though they had the majority of possession couldn’t force the winning score. Falcons threw away the game last weekend by missing six kicks at goal and so confirming their relegation candidate status. This is another bottom verse top battle and another one-sided score line.