Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: Gallagher Premiership Final: Exeter vs Wasps Preview

Gallagher Premiership Final: Exeter vs Wasps Preview

Exeter Chiefs

Exeter and Wasps go head to head for Gallagher Premiership honours this weekend. Shaun Goosen previews. 

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Exeter Chiefs v Waspss
19h00 24 October
Twickenham Stadium

Newly crowned Champions Cup winners Exeter Chiefs will look to seal a coveted European and domestic double when they tackle Wasps in the final of the Gallagher Premiership at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.

Rob Baxter’s men beat Racing 92 on the weekend to earn their first Champions Cup title and will need a quick turnaround in order to beat a talented Wasps outfit at Twickers.

The match marks the Chiefs’ fifth final appearance in succession, having lost out to Saracens in three of them, but managed to claim a maiden title over this weekend’s opponents in 2017. There’s little doubt this Exeter side has been one of the most consistent outfits in Europe over the past three or so seasons and adding a second Premiership title to their cabinet would be thoroughly deserved.

Wasps, meanwhile, have been battling a Covid-19 outbreak within their squad. The club has returned a total of 11 positive cases in five days; placing their participation in this weekend’s decider in serious jeopardy. If they were to withdraw, Challenge Cup winners the Bristol Bears will take their spot having finished the regular season in third.

It would be a real shame for a team that has delivered some sparkling performances after some early-round hiccups. They would provide the Chiefs with a real test should they manage to take to the field, especially after the latter’s intense showdown against Racing in Europe.

Verdict: Chiefs by 12-points

As fatigued as the Chiefs may be, their structural organisation and sound game plan is nigh-on impossible to beat at times. Wasps will have their moments, but this Exeter side is something special.



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