There is every chance that this game could be the final come the end of the season, both the reigning champion Saracens, and the star-studded Wasps have looked like title contenders this season over five games. It is first against second, and only recently have Saracens lost a game, going back deep into last season.
This season, the English premiership has become full of stars, from the Southern hemisphere especially. Wasps have picked up the likes of Kurtley Beale of Australia and Willie le Roux of South Africa, however both these two are injured, but will only add to a really potent backline.
Saracens have garnered the services of Springbok legend Schalk Burger, who is really turning back the years in an incredibly physical pack alongside the likes of Billy vunipola and Maro Itoje. Saracens have often been called boring, but clinical, but even with Owen Farrell being injured, in Alex Lozowski they have a classy and exciting ball player.
Saracens, in their run to the double – a European Champions Cup, and the Premiership – Saracens were near unbeatable. Wasps have been building steadily under the directorship of Dai Young, and now, with a squad to match, they will definitely be pushing for the trophy this year.
It is far too early to say this game will define who wins the tournament, but the mental edge a win here will have for both of these teams is massive.
For Saracens, they also have the issue of bouncing back from a loss, something they have not done for some time. It was, strangely enough, the struggling Harlequinns that destroyed their unbeaten streak two weeks ago. They did pick up an easy win against Bristol, but Wasps are the ultimate test.
For Wasps, they remain undefeated, and even through Saracens are a tough prospect, they will feel confident at this time, especially playing at the massive Ricoh arena. Almost impossible to call, as both these teams are equally good, so perhaps put it down to that home advantage – Wasps to just pip it.