Aviva Premiership: Saracens v Leicester Tigers Preview


Saracens will be looking to extend their lead at the summit of the Aviva Premiership standings when they take on the Leicester Tigers on Sunday the 25th of February.

The Six Nations might be in full swing but there are still some important Aviva Premiership fixtures taking place this weekend including Sunday's clash between the log-leading Saracens and the semi-final hunting Leicester Tigers.

Saracens v Leicester Tigers
Sunday 25 February
Allianz Park

To Win (80 Mins)
Saracens 2/13 
Draw 25/1
Leicester 9/2

Saracens find themselves back in their natural habitat; at the top of a table. The men from North London, who were some 10 points behind the Exeter Chiefs just a few weeks ago, climbed to the summit of the Avia Premiership last week with a hard-fought 3-13 victory over the Newcastle Falcons.

Mark McCall's men have been on an upward trajectory since mid-December, so to see them at the top of the Premiership is hardly a surprise as they have been on a scintillating run which has seen them win their last five domestic fixtures.

Leicester Tigers
The Tigers currently find themselves 16 points behind the log leaders but only five points off fourth-placed Gloucester. Leicester will know that a loss here could see them drop 10 points off that last semi-final berth that Gloucester currently occupies. And while it wouldn't exactly take Leicester out of the running for a play-off spot, it would leave them with a mountain to climb and not much time to complete the ascent.

The good news for Tigers fans is that their side has been decent touch in recent weeks, winning two of their last three fixtures. They also head into this one off the back of an impressive 33-18 home victory over Harlequins.

Verdict: Saracens 1/12
While the Tigers have impressed in recent weeks, the level of opposition they have played has been nowhere near the standards of Saracens. My money is on the hosts winning this one by between 10 and 15 points. 

Written by Darry Worthington for @Hollywoodbets.net

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