Quins can make home advantage count
The Cherry and Whites impressed during their home victory over Northampton and should have backed this up with another win after surging into a lead at Bath. But their rivals launched a fightback and in the end Gloucester needed a Matt Banahan try to salvage a draw. Bristol have high expectations following their promotion and Pat Lam's side have already made an impact in the Premiership.
The Bears were backed by a crowd of more than 26, at Ashton Gate in their opener as they pulled off a home win over Bath. Bristol also caused champions Saracens some early problems as they led at half-time before George Smith's controversial red card cost them as they were beaten at Allianz Park. Gloucester are overwhelming favourites for this match and the hosts should win but Bristol look worth backing in the handicap market.
The Bears have already stunned Bath and were competitive against Sarries so there is no reason why they cannot make this a contest.
With a point head start, the visitors are worth siding with at Kingsholm. Harlequins v Bath Saturday, Harlequins are rebuilding under new head of rugby Paul Gustard and the early signs are encouraging after several years of underachievement. Quins scored six tries in their opening win at home to Sale. Gustard's side were also competitive last weekend although they were beaten by Northampton at Franklin's Gardens.
Bath have been disappointing for several seasons with their lack of consistency scuppering any hopes of a top four finish. Todd Blackadder's side do not appear to be any closer to solving this issue after slipping up at newly-promoted Bristol. It looked successive defeats for Bath but the players at least showed some fight after recovering from an early deficit to draw against Gloucester in the West Country derby.
Harlequins look worth backing to deliver their second victory of the campaign. The last five clashes between the teams have all been won by the home side while Bath have only won one away match in the competition since January. Gloucester on the other hand saw off Northampton , with their victory getting them off to the perfect start.
The opening weekend of the Premiership showed how important home advantage is, and we are therefore backing Bath to bounce back on Saturday. Sale were well beaten by Harlequins at the weekend as the away side were thumped in their opening game of the season.
Worcester on the other hand were unlucky not to come away from their game against Wasps with more, with the home side falling to a defeat. This weekend, Sale will have home advantage, and they will feel a travelling Worcester are the perfect opposition to face to get back on track. With this in mind, we are backing the home side to win comfortably in this one. We are committed to responsible gambling and have a number of ways to help you stay in control and keep gambling fun.
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