25th November 2011
Aviva Premiership Gloucester v Leicester Betting: Leicester decent value at 5/4 to beat out of form Gloucester
Gloucester come in to this game on a dreadful run of form with just 1 win from their last 5 fixtures. During last weekend's Heineken game against Harlequins they were far too predictable in attack and didn't make the most of any opportunities they created in their 9 - 28 home defeat. Gloucester also failed to capitalise when Harlequins were down to 10 men on the 47 minute mark and scored just 3 points during that period of play.
Leicester on the hand are now unbeaten in their last 4 and currently top their Heineken cup group. Their current position of 10th in the Aviva Premiership is no reflection of their current form and with their side back to full strength they will want to surge up the table as soon as possible as there is little room for error now with 8 games already gone. they are currently 20 points adrift of current leaders Saracen although they are currently just 5 points off a top 4 spot.
Leicester make 4 changes to the team that triumphed over Ulster last weekend. Castrogiovanni starts at tighthead whilst George Skivington joins the second row at 5 with Ben Woods at 7. Billy Twelvetrees returns from injury at starts at 12.
Gloucester have made just two changes to last weekend with first teamers Olly Morgan returning at fullback Luke Narraway returns at 8. They will both add some much needed fluency to the Gloucester attack.
In the last two previous encounters at Kingsholm between these two sides Gloucester narrowly won 12 -9 and 19 -12 and this game could be just as tight here. Both sides are great scrummagers but it is in attack where the real battle will be fought here. Gloucester seem to have been found out in attack recently and are far too predicable and I feel that this game has come too quickly for them to change things around here.
Kingsholm is a very difficult place to go and earn points but Leicester at 5/4 and on a good run of recent form has to be the play.
Recommended Bet: Leicester to beat Gloucester at 5/4 with bwin
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Author: The Hooker