Aviva Premiership 2017/18 week eight preview – Round betting preview | Ruck

Aviva Premiership 2017/18 week eight preview – Round betting preview

After a few weeks off, we are back with our latest betting ‘tips’ for round eight of the Aviva Premiership.

We’re always a little ambitious with as you have to dream big to get big in the old betting game.

This week we’ve thrown on another ambitious treble thanks, to Leo Vegas:

Exeter to beat Harlequins, -16.5 handicap: 26/25

The defending champions have lost twice this season so far in the league, including on the opening night of the new season to Gloucester Rugby.


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The defending champions have lost twice this season so far in the league, including on the opening night of the new season to Gloucester Rugby.

And at Sandy Park, they’ve remained a formidable force, so we’re backing them to be comprehensive winners against Harlequins.
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The Devonians are unbeaten at Sandy Park since Bordeaux were the visitors in the European Champions Cup in December 2016.

Exeter have also won their past six fixtures against Harlequins in the Premiership since ‘Quins 30-29 win at Sandy Park on 4 May 2014.


Leicester Tigers to beat Sale Sharks: 6/25

Marland Yarde will make his highly-anticipated Sale debut as the Sharks travel to Leicester for Sunday’s Premiership clash.


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But we’re backing the home side to triumph here despite their international absentees, with the likes of George Ford, Jonny May and Ben Youngs all unavailable.

However, Telusa Veainu returns from international duty while Mike Williams, Mike Fitzgerald and Gareth Owen all also return from injury to strengthen the Tigers XV.

Sharks, who historically struggled on the road, will also be without their Director of Rugby Steve Diamond as he begins his stadium ban.


Newcastle to beat Wasps: 3/1

Wasps welcome back fit-again centre Kyle Eastmond for the first time this season as they play host to Newcastle.

But we’re backing Dean Richard’s side, who have been somewhat the surprise package so far this season, to get an unexpected result at the Ricoh Arena.


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Wasps, who are missing Joe Launchbury and Elliot Daly, have won only one of their last four games at the Ricoh Arena while Newcastle’s 30-13 Premiership defeat at home to Leicester is their only defeat in the last five matches.

The Falcons have also already won at the Ricoh Arena this season, 53-41 in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

It’s a bit of a risk, but it is possible and massively boosts our accumulator

See how well (not very well) we’re doing in the LeoVegas Punters’ Union rugby betting league at puntersunion.leovegas.com. We’re going head-to-head with other UK rugby titles this season to see who can win the most rugby bets and finish top in May! Who are you betting on this weekend?
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