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This Aviva Premiership match between Bath (4th out of 12) and Wasps (1st) looks like it should be a great encounter between two of England’s great teams. Bath are looking to keep their play-off place in tact, whilst Wasps are pushing for the title.
Bath go into the game after losing to 12th in the table, Bristol. Bath looked very ordinary against a Bristol team that isn’t playing very well (Bristol hadn’t won since 1st January). Bath do bring back 3 internationals in Welsh pair Luke Charteris and Toby Faletau and England winger Anthony Watson, but have lost key fly half Rhys Priestland. This in my eyes is a bigger loss than the gain of the other three as Priestland has been key back up to George Ford, who is currently away with the England team. This loss of Priestland means that Bath has had to promote academy player Adam Hastings to the team. Hastings is only 20 and has only started twice for Bath in his short career and may prove vulnerable in such a key position. I think Wasps may look to attack his channel and make his inexperience count in their favour.
Bath have a record of 2-0-4 in their last 6, with 3 of those losses to teams in the bottom half of the table.
Wasps, currently top of the league, are coming into this off the back of a good win vs. Gloucester last weekend. The team had a couple of new faces (all of whom were internationals), jelled quickly and features a talented back line filled with a plethora of international experience which, behind their solid scrum, is set to shine.
Wasps have the second best away record this season, only bettered by Exeter and come into the game with a record of 4-1-1 in their last six games, one of which is a win at home against Bath by 14 points. Each team has made 3 enforced changes (due to the Six Nations and injuries) since that game, but the quality that Wasps can bring in, in my eyes is far superior to that of Bath’s and should pay dividends.
My bet for this is: Wasps to win @ 2.0 with Skybet, Bet365, Betstars, Betvictor, Ladbrokes, Coral and Betbright.