Saracens vs Exeter
Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Date: 07 January 2017
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
There was a time where Exeter looked like they were having a season to forget as they struggled to climb the log, now they sit in third spot and are chasing down the leading pack of the Wasps and their opponents for this game Saracens. It would be a huge step for the Chiefs to slow the rampaging Sarries at home.
Saracens have been consistently brutal and almost unstoppable, losing only two games to to Bath and the Harlequins, they recently had to resign their top spot to the Wasps who are just a single point above them due to a bonus point they picked up against the Falcons. Saracens have had a great season so far, and look strong contenders for the title, with only Wasps providing the real resistance, but they will be mindful of a revitalised Exeter side who could open the gate for Wasps and themselves.
For the Chiefs, their charge up the table has just gotten stronger and stronger as their pinnacle moment was snapping third spot away from Bath by defeating them directly, they are now in a position where they put pressure on the Saracens, and again have a direct influence in them dropping points, if they can beat them. Exeter’s revival has seen them win seven games and put their four losses, and one draw behind them, but they are still in a position where Bath can catch them up should they lose this tough game.
Saracens vs Exeter: Head-to-Head Stats
Seeing as Exeter are a relatively new team to pushing the boundaries in the Premiership, they have only encountered Saracens on 14 occasions, winning just four of those. Sarries can boast 10 wins in their fight.
Saracens vs Exeter: Prediction
Exeter are definitely on the rise, and have dealt with other teams that looked to be doing well, but there is just something about Saracens that makes them seem unbeatable this year, especially at home. They are well drilled, with good stars and have a solid game plan.
Saracens vs Exeter: Tips
Saracens have a fantastic forward pack, but that allows their backs to play with ball in hand and score tries. Look for Sean Maitland and Chris Wyles to get on the score sheet.