Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors
Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Date: 22 September 2017
Kick off: 20:45 CET
After starting so brightly against the defending champions, things haven’t gone so great for Gloucester since. They now face the winless Warriors at home and will be desperate for the win.
The Warriors have had a terrible start to the season again and they look like they will be battling in the relegation zone for their third year running. To be fair to them, it has not been the easiest of starts as although they had two games at home, they were against the two finalists from last year in the Wasps and the Chiefs. The Warriors lost both those games by 14 points against Wasps and then by a massive 31 points against the Chiefs. And even the game away from home, which was against the seemingly easier opposition of Newcastle, they lost by 27 points. This game is another away one, and it is against a wounded Gloucester side who have shown that at home, they are far better.
Gloucester will be annoyed that they have not been able to show the form that saw them sneak a late win against the Chiefs in their opening game at home. They have lost their next two game – although both were on the road. They first lost away to the Harlequins by 11 points, and then Leicester Tigers by 14 points. It has been a frustrating start as the men from Gloucester have never really been blown away, but they have not been able to collect any points either. They did show they have the class to win, but perhaps they are going to be more of a team that wins at home. It bodes well for this match however as they are back at home, and they are up against a weak side that does not like to travel.
Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors: Previous games
Gloucester vs Exeter Chiefs 28-21
Harlequins vs Gloucester 28-17
Leicester Tigers vs Gloucester 24-10
Newcastle Falcons vs Worcester 35-8
Worcester vs Wasps 10-24
Worcester vs Exeter 10-41
Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors: Head to Head Stats
The Warriors, although not one of the stronger sides in the premiership, will feel they have historically fared pretty well against the men from Gloucester as in the last 10 encounters they have won two and drawn to in comparison to Gloucester’s six wins. The last game played however saw Gloucester triumph by 36 points.
Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors: Prediction
Gloucester, being back at home, and with a minnow team at their door will be a much bigger threat. They will bounce back and look to play the kind of rugby that saw them defeat Exeter. Meanwhile, Worcester will continue to struggle and they will not fare well in this one.
Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors: Betting Tips
- Ben T’eo to score
- Gloucester to win by 15+ points
More Aviva Premiership Rugby Betting Tips and Match Previews:
- Bath vs Newcastle Falcons
- Saracens vs Sale Sharks
- Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers
- London Irish vs Northampton Saints
- Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps