Welcome back to another round of the Premiership, we have a few stellar match ups this weekend, starting with a titanic battle at the Shed on Friday night. This is a game that could honestly go either way, so i am quite happy to leave this game alone and watch to see who wins some extra points to take into the latter part of the season. We also see a repeat of one of the Prem Cup semi finals from last weekend, only this time down in the troubled Barnet rather than Salford. Quins look to continue their great form at home against a rejuvenated Irish. Tigers and Wasps looks like a game for the purists, with neither side really lighting up the league this season. Bath travel to Sixways where both sides will be looking for a win to kick start their season and a bid for the top 6. Then Sunday Saints host The Bears which has all the ingredients for a great spectacle. We will be playing in 4 of the 6 games this weekend and also offer a interesting bet for our Friday night game

Gloucester vs Exeter 14/2/20 7:45ko

In a game too close to call, with both teams picking very strong sides, using players released by their countries this could be a Friday night cracker. We are going to play the anytime try scorer Market, with a player from both sides with a bit of value next to their name

Billy Twelvetrees anytime try scorer best price 17/2 with Betfair – Lost

Dave Ewers anytime try scorer best price 10/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral – Lost

Harlequins vs London Irish 15/2/20 3:00ko

Quins recently have looked nothing short of superb, Their stars have really stepped up and they look like a team playing with real ambition, almost following in the same mold as Saints from the early part of the season. In Danny Care and Marcus Smith they have two controllers who love to play with ball in hand and have a real go at breaking down the opposition. Yes if they need to they will play the corners and control the game with their boot, but their first instinct is to see what is on in front of them. If those two get going Saturday, and have the likes of Lasike and Dombrandt running hard lines off of them, they will be very hard to control. It could be a long afternoon for Irish, who will have to hope that with both Marler and Sincklair on England duty they can get a bit of dominance in the scrum to force a foothold in the match

Harlequins -7 handicap 10/11 most major bookies – Lost

Saracens vs Sale 15/2/20 3:00ko

In a repeat of the game from last Friday night, i see the result going very much the same way. Saracens turmoil continues, with the troubles of the Champions cup put behind them, they have now parted ways with their mains sponsor a year early. Things will continue to worsen for Sarries before they get better. Finally Steve Diamond seems to be getting some consistency from this team which means they are finally challenging for the semi final spots. They have always had the potential to beat any side on their day, but have not been able to string those performances and results together. Things have finally clicked and this will be another good day for the northerners to cement they claim as possible title contenders this season

Sale -2 handicap 10/11 most major bookies – Lost

Worcester vs Bath 15/2/20 3:00ko

Worcester have looked a better team this side of Christmas, Can they compete with the forward power play of Bath, no, I think there is only Exeter in this League that can when they turn it on. It still baffles me, that with that dominance and the skills of their wide players that they do not score more tries. This could change this weekend. If there is one thing that really lets Worcester down it is the amount of points they leak. They have always been able to score plenty themselves, they just haven’t been able to stop the flow at the other end. This will be a power packed match from Bath with a few deft touches from the back line to produce a bonus point win away from home

Bath -1 handicap 10/11 most major bookies – Lost (drew hcap)

Northampton vs Bristol 16/2/20 3:00ko

Saints, lie second in the table at the moment, but really have been the team that everyone has set their benchmark to so far this season. They are playing a very expansive and exciting brand of rugby, with some really influential players taking the limelight. They have picked a really strong team for the visit of Bristol on Sunday and it is filled with power as well as pace. If the weather holds out we could see a Valentines cracker. Bristol like to try and play the same way, but have been wavering in recent times and their away form is not half as good as their home form. I would take Saints to run away with this match comfortable winners and possibly leapfrog Exeter to the top of the table if things don’t go to plan at Kingsholm on Friday night

Northampton -6 handicap 10/11 most major bookies – Lost (Drew Hcap)

Play the two try scorer bets as singles this week and play the Handicap bets as trebles and the Acca. See if we can pay for all of those meals and chocolates shelled out for over the weekend

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