Worcester Warriors vs Wasps
Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Date: 04 December 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
The high-flying, free scoring Wasps will be licking their lips at the prospect of taking on a Warrior’s side that has leaked a lot of points and are struggling this season.
It is almost top against bottom when these two meet as the Wasps have secured themselves in second spot, with only Saracens ahead of them while Warriors are second from the bottom with only Bristol behind them. Wasps have only lost two games this season, once against the league leaders Saracens and once inexplicably against a struggling Gloucester side. Wasps did manage to bounce back from that loss to the Cherry and Whites against Sale where they won 34-24, but they will really fancy themselves against a team that has let in 283 points this season.
Warriors woeful season continues as they have only claimed a solitary win, although they have got two draws to add to that. Their win came against Newcastle back in round five while they drew against Sale and Gloucester. Besides Bristol who seem way out of their league, Warriors have scored the least points and conceded the most and they will know that the Wasps will be targeting them with their open attack plan.
Worcester Warriors vs Wasps: Head-to-Head Stats
With the Warriors not being a permanent fixture in the Premier League, this fixture has only been played 20 times, but the stats do not make good reading as Warriors have only beaten the Wasps six times, and drawn twice while the Wasps have got 12 wins under their belt.
Worcester Warriors vs Wasps: Prediction
There is no doubting that Wasps will walk away from this one with a win, in fact, it could get messy for the Warriors. Wasps have had a slip up, but that probably won’t happen again, and not against a team as low down the log as the Warriors. Expect Wasps to cut loose, even though they are still missing a few England stars. It will be a big win for the Wasps.
Worcester Warriors vs Wasps: Tips
Ashley Johnston who usually plays at hooker, and still scores plenty of tries, is playing on the flank this time and will be looser and have more chances to carry. Bet on him to score.