Morning All, a nice double landed yesterday, and I should have been brave and put Tigers into it as well for the treble. Hopefully a few of you took note of the comments and put them in anyway. One game to get into today, so lets devour it now
London Irish vs Bristol 21/2/21 15:00 ko
Two weeks running now, Bristol have not been at the races, defeat against Sale and I am still not sure how they scraped a win against a poor Gloucester last weekend. Not only are they still without Semi Radrada again this weekend but they are missing another big ball carrying influence in Nathan Hughes who suffered a knee injury in last weeks win. Mitch Edie comes in for him who is not in the same mould as Hughes and I think they may struggle for willing ball carriers today, especially with the way that Irish defend, they have real dogs in their defence, and I think they will struggle to get enough go forward ball today to cause the endless damage we expect out wide.
Irish held their hands up last week, they underperformed and didn’t take their chances, Which you have to do against Exeter. I think you will see a big response from them at home this week. Their starting 15 looks good, but it in their bench which really catches the eye. The international experience and class they can call on for the last 30 minutes today can be beaten by nobody. The likes of Creevey, Obrien, Simmons, Phipps just tells me that if they are within 10 points at the 50 minute mark, the game is there for the taking in the last 30. which is why i side with them today to give the boys at the top a nose bleed
London Irish +8 points handicap, 10/11 across the board (2 point win)
London Irish to win 13/5 best price with Betfair, others varying shorter (1 point win)
Good luck today and we look forward to another round of Premiership and 6 Nations rugby next week