RUGBY UNION BETTING: Live on SkySports3: 13.00 & 15.30 Northampton Saints v Saracens followed by Leicester Tigers v Bath in the playoff semi-finals in the Guinness Premiership.
Rugby union’s Guinness Premiership semi-finals take place this afternoon with regular season winners Leicester Tigers Stan James’ 6/5 favourites to win the Grand Final at the end of the month. To get to Twickenham the Tigers must first of all see off the challenge of Bath; toteport’s 7/1 rank outsiders for the trophy.
Ladbrokes make the reigning champions 2/5 to win Sunday afternoon’s encounter whilst William Hill post odds of 10/11 that they’ll beat Bath by more than seven points. Bath have learnt this week that they are to lose 11 players in the summer, perhaps the players will give one last extra push to get Bath to the Grand Final and extend their winning run to 11 in 12 games.
Saracens will be extra keen to replicate the 28-27 away victory at Northampton Saints on the 24th of April which made a mockery of similar odds. Betfred make Northampton 11/4 for Twickenham glory whilst Sarries can be backed at 9/2.
For slightly more value, Northampton Saints are 4/7 to reach 10 points first with William Hill and 8/11 to be leading at half time (Ladbrokes).