Thursday, 28 March 2013

Saracens Title to Lose

Saracens have it all to lose in the Premiership title race after they beat Harlequins 27-12 last weekend to move five points clear at the top of the table with just four games to go.

The St Albans side benefitted from Owen Farrell’s boot early on before Schalk Brits touched down in the first half, while Will Fraser eased the team to victory with a breakaway try in the second.

The result means Saracens are in the driver’s seat to win the Premiership table and secure pole position for the playoffs later this spring. They face Wasps, Worcester, Gloucester and Bath before the playoffs – four games more than winnable for this in-form side.

Fans of the rugby betting are becoming convinced that Mark McCall’s men deserve their tag as favourites for the Premiership, while hopes of a historic league and cup double are still on the cards.

For Saracens are fighting on two fronts and come April face Ulster in the Heineken Cup quarters. The clash poses to be the tie of the round and should they slip past Ulster – which they should – a tough semis battle with Premiership rivals Leicester or Top 14 leaders Toulon awaits.

This may seem an impossible task but the Sarries are in control of their own fate and with their internationals back from Six Nations duty stand a real chance of doing the double.

Certainly, the most difficult of the two is the Heineken Cup, yet with Farrell and Charlie Hodgson at fly, Chris Ashton returning to the wing and Steve Borthwick leading forward line few fans would bet against them winning the competition for the first time.

Rugby fan? Don’t forget about the Heineken Cup odds when planning your weekend betting.

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