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Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Betting Tips - Chiefs tipped on the handicap in Rugby Premiership

Poor away form to cost Sale at Sandy Park
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Exeter Chiefs beat Sale 35-10 earlier this season (Getty Images)

Exeter Chiefs welcome Sale to Sandy Park as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Rugby Premiership table. The Chiefs are unbeaten in their last 10 matches and are backed to cover the handicap.

Exeter Chiefs Form


Exeter Chiefs sit top the Rugby Premiership table with six victories from their eight matches. They have beaten Sale twice this season in the European Championship with the latest being a 35-10 win at Sandy Park.

Last week the Chiefs beat La Rochelle 33-14 in yet another dominant display at Sandy Park. I expect Exeter Chiefs to dominate the physical exchanges which should hand them the win and if they take their chances, coving the -10 handicap at 1.90 shouldn’t be a problem.

The hosts are clear favourites to win at 1.28 which may be suitable to an accumulator considering Sale have not beaten the Chiefs in their last seven matches. A draw will pay 26.00.

Exeter Chiefs News


Jack Nowell is out injured while Luke Cowan-Dickie and Harry Williams will be away on international duty with England. Fortunately the Chiefs are well stocked in those departments with Ben Moon and Jannes Kirsten options to come in.

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Exeter Chiefs have won 6 of their 8 Premiership Rugby matches this season (Getty Images)

Sale Form


Sale have had a decent season in the Rugby Premiership and sit fourth on the table but recent results have not gone their way. Sale have lost three of their last four matches with the latest being a 45-7 defeat to Glasgow Warriors at the AJ Bell Stadium, albeit with a weakened team.

Last time Sale met Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park the Chiefs annihilated them 35-10. The loss of Tom Curry to international duty is also a huge blow to Sale.

Sale are priced at 3.75 to win and at 1.90 to cover the +10 handicap.

Sale News


Sale rested a host of players last week and will welcome most back this week. Tom Curry has joined England on international duty so he is unavailable.

Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Head to Head


Exeter Chiefs have won the last seven matches against Sale. Their last match ended in a 35-10 defeat at Sandy Park earlier this season.

Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Betting Odds


Exeter Chiefs are paying 1.28 for the win with Sale priced at 3.75 to get their first away win of the season. The handicap is set at 10 points and pays 1.90 both ways. A draw is paying 26.00.

In the HT/FT market the Chiefs are valued at 1.53 and Sale at 6.00. 

Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Match Up


Exeter Chiefs have a very dominant forward pack and that is something Sale will need to deal with if they are to get anything out of the game. Sale have an exciting back-line but they need possession that their exciting players can use, something Exeter is great denying teams. 

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Exeter Chiefs should dominate despite losing a few players to international duty (Getty Images)

Exeter Chiefs vs Sale Stats


  • Exeter Chiefs beat Sale 35-10 earlier this season (European Champions Cup).
  • Exeter Chiefs are top of the English Rugby Premiership table.
  • Exeter have covered the -10 handicap in 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Exeter Chiefs have covered the -10 handicap in 3 of their last 4 matches against Sale (all competitions).
  • Sale have lost their last 7 games against Exeter Chiefs (all competitions).

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Where is the Exeter Chiefs vs Sale English Rugby Premiership match being played?

The Exeter Chiefs vs Sale English Rugby Premiership match is being played at Sandy Park in England.

When is the Exeter Chiefs vs Sale English Rugby Premiership match being played?

The Exeter Chiefs vs Sale English Rugby Premiership match is being played on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 15:00 GMT.

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Verdict

Exeter Chiefs have been dominant in the English Rugby Premiership and recently beat Sale 35-10 so I'm backing the hosts to cover the -10 handicap at 1.90.

Best Bet: Chiefs -10 Handicap Handicap Market @-111.11 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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