Northampton Saints vs Harlequins
Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Date: 30 September 2017
Kick off: 16:00 CET
The Saints began their season on a poor note, and many were already starting to worry that it could well be another poor year for the former and recent champions. However, it looks like they were more outplayed by the mighty Saracens, rather than a poor side. They have managed to get three wins in a row since that opening loss, and there have been some good wins in that, especially at home, against Bath – who they kept tryless, and Leicester Tigers who they beat by 13 points. Their last game was an easy one, on the road however, against the London Irish, and they won that one by 15 points. The Saints have a good squad, and they have shaken off their poor season from last year, and now they are looking to get back to their best. It will be a tough encounter against the Quins, but they will back the home ground for this one.
For Harlequins, they have had some great games, and they have had some clangers, so this really is a rollercoaster season for the London side. They have won two game, but they have also lost two. Even more strangely though is that they have won one at home and one away, and the same for the losses. They were given quite a shock from London Irish when they opened their season, going down by 10 points on the road to the newly relegated side, but then they traveled to last year’s finalist, the Wasps, and there they won by three points in an impressive showing. They beat Gloucester at home by 11 points but their most recent game was a loss against the Leicester Tigers by three points at home. It is hard to predict the way in which the Quins will go each game, but this will not be an easy one to capitalise on.
Northampton Saints vs Harlequins: Previous games
Saracens vs Saints 55-24
Saints vs Tigers 24-11
Saints vs Bath 24-6
London Irish vs Saints 25-40
London Irish vs Harlequins 39-29
Harlequins vs Gloucester 28-17
Wasps vs Harlequins 21-24
Harlequins vs Leicester Tigers 28-31
Northampton Saints vs Harlequins: Head to Head Stats
Northampton have dominated this fixture over the past few season. They have won eight of the last 10 games leaving the Quins to savour just the two victories. Last year the Quins won a game after a stretch of seven games of Saints dominance.
Northampton Saints vs Harlequins: Prediction
The Quins could well spring a surprise and win a game against the run of play, on the road, against a team that is looking better and better. However, it would e a big surprise, and a turn up for the books, so the safe bet would be on the Saints.
Northampton Saints vs Harlequins: Betting Tips
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