No Gaps after all!
The Premiership is even harder than usual to call this week with the autumn internationals upon us, starting at Twickenham on Saturday when England greet the Wallabies. In addition many of the Welsh and Scots will be away preparing for their games that start the following week .I had originally thought that the next round would not be until after the internationals – I was wrong (not for the first time – as you will have no doubt noticed!).
Inevitably a few players will be released back to the clubs in time for Saturday but many sides will be depleted and we will see the real strength of their playing squads.
Despite my own recent form and in the knowledge that sticking to home wins is the way to go (all 6 were homers last weekend!) I am again going for broke with a prediction of 3 away wins (you can’t say I’m not game can you! – rhetorical obviously).
History and the season so far suggest I will be nursing more wounds come Sunday evening but I still can’t bet against my instincts!
My main concern this week is inevitably the game at Twickenham and I’ll be posting my England team (not Stuart Lancaster’s) and a prediction in the next day or so.
But for the Premiership here are my forecasts –
Worcester to go even further behind by losing to Bath at home
Sale Sharks also to lose at home to Exeter Chiefs
Gloucester to bring Wasps back to earth
Tigers to overcome Quins – but not by many
Another away win – The saints beating Irish at the Madejski
Saracens to get back to winning ways when they entertain the Falcons (and the crowd)