Gallagher Premiership 2019-2020 Round 18 Predictions

This bonkers Gallagher Premiership season continues. The Top 14 cancelled the rest of the season and the Pro14 seriously shortened things. But no not the English, we’ll power on through despite all the signs saying it’s a bad idea.

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Worcester Warriors v Bristol – Bristol by 3

Worcester are just just looking at getting this season over and done with. There’s nothing left for them to play for and they should be treating these are pre-season games for next season.

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Bristol on the other hand are fighting it out at the top of the table. This should be an easy away win then. However Bristol aren’t good away from home and have come unstuck the last couple of rounds (sure that was against 1st and 2nd in the table).

Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs – Exeter Chiefs by 7

Is 7 enough? Probably not. Saints should be fighting it out for the playoffs being only 6 points away. However that’s off the back of winning 6 out of their first 8 games. They have only won 2 out of the last 9 games!! That’s an amazing drop off.

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Exeter are focused on winning the league so not tapering off for them. Another away win and probably comfortably too.

Saracens v Wasps – Saracens by 3

Saracens belligerently beating teams because they can, even though there’s nothing in it for them on the table. Wasps have been getting some good results until they come up against good teams. So I’m going with the home win even though Wasps should really have more motivation to win this.

Harlequins v Bath Rugby – Harlequins by 3

Put simply Quins win at home unless they are playing a side they should beat easily (Irish, Worcester or Tigers). With Bath proving to be flat track bullies since they have come back, I think they’ll come up short here.

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Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks – Sale Sharks by 6

I should be going for a big away win here. Tigers are going poorly whilst Sale are chasing a home semi-final. However Sale don’t tend to win big away and Tigers are much better at home than on the road. It’ll still be an away win but not by as big as you might imagine.

Gloucester Rugby v London Irish – Gloucester Rugby by 10

Does anyone really care about this game? 8th vs 9th in the table, there really is nothing to play for and should be treated as a per-season game for next season which feels like it’s only a couple of weeks away.

Record So Far

63 from 102 or 62%, five from six last round. Not quite the full-house!

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