We welcome back the Premiership after a three week break for the Prem Cup, and we have some interesting fixtures this week, it is always a tricky time during the 6 Nations with some of the better sides missing more players and a real chance for the lower clubs to pick up points where normally they wouldn’t have the chance. Lets start with the Friday night games

Gloucester vs Exeter 19:45 KO 15/2/19
These two sides have met three times this season already, neither side has yet managed a home win. But with Exeter missing their entire 1st choice front row on England duty, and key players in their back line like Slade and Nowell, I really think this is a chance for Gloucester to stop the away wins. They themselves welcome back a couple of players from injury, and the class they have in the controlling positions in Heinz and Cipriani will be enough to tip the scales in their favour
Gloucester win 5/6 (Ladbrokes, corals, shorter elsewhere)

Bristol vs Wasps 19:45 KO 15/2/19
Wasps have been a lot better is recent weeks, but do not underestimate the effect Joe Launchbury has had on that, with him away on England duty, along with a couple of other leaders in that team, i think they will find Bristol hard to beat. Bristol continue to defy expectation this season, and their home form throughout has been fantastic, If you want to stay up you have to make your home ground a fortress and they have done that. Pat Lam is building something here and i hope they keep it up
Bristol -2 handicap 10/11 (various bookmakers)

Northampton vs Sale 14:00 16/2/19
After watching The attacking performance of Saints last week i can’t see anything but a continuation of their progress, i said at the start of the season that they would only come good after the new year and that has proved to be the case. Everyone is now buying into the expansive style Boyd wants to play and playing with smiles on their faces again. Sale are still a very shrewd side, but are unfortunately still a bit hit and miss, they have the big performances in them but not enough to be confident backing them, they will score points as they have done all year, but i don’t think they will cope with Saints all out attacking keep ball game
Northampton -5 handicap 10/11 (various bookmakers)

Harlequins vs Worcester 15:00 16/2/19
I still think Worcester are a side in big trouble and will end up going down at the end of the year, but both sides do come into this game in good form, both winning 4 of their last 5 matches, both losses at the hand of Saracens. Quins at home on Saturday will be looking to build for the rest of the season and they should have enough to beat the Warriors. They are in a similar position to saints where they are rebuilding from new and starting to come good at the business end of the season
Harlequins -10 handicap 10/11 (various bookmakers)

In the other two games of the weekend, I fully expect Bath and Saracens to win, but at their prices I would not back them just to win, and how the handicaps are priced up I wouldn’t have confidence in either bet, so I will leave them alone this week.
Advised bet

The four games above in trebles and a four game acca at approx. 12/1

Good luck to all

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