2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Saracens vs Gloucester Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Saracens vs Gloucester taking place? Wednesday 26th August, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Saracens vs Gloucester taking place? Allianz Park, London

What is the expected weather for Saracens vs Gloucester? 21c cloudy

Where can I get tickets for Saracens vs Gloucester? This match will be played behind closed doors

What television channel is Saracens vs Gloucester on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Saracens vs Gloucester? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

Saracens: 15 Will Hooley, 14 Ben Harris, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Elliott Obatoyinbo, 10 Manu Vunipola, 9 Tom Whiteley, 8 Andy Christie, 7 Sean Reffell, 6 Calum Clark, 5 Tim Swinson, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Alec Clarey, 2 Tom Woolstencroft, 1 Richard Barrington

Replacements: 16 Kapeli Pifeleti, 17 Sam Crean, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Cameron Boon, 20 Janco Venter, 21 Alex Day, 22 Harry Sloan, 23 Charlie Watson

Gloucester: 15 Charlie Sharples, 14 Matt Banahan, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Mark Atkinson (c), 11 Louis Rees-Zammit, 10 Lloyd Evans, 9 Stephen Varney, 8 Jack Clement, 7 Jordy Reid, 6 Josh Gray, 5 Danny Drake, 4 Charlie Beckett, 3 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Logovi’i Mulipola

Replacements: 16 Henry Walker, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ciaran Knight, 19 Cameron Jordan, 20 Joe Howard, 21 Charlie Chapman, 22 George Barton, 23 Tom Seabrook

THE PREDICTION

Saracens lost their first match back following the resumption to Bristol but they bounced back nicely last weekend by beating Harlequins 38-24. Despite their relegation, they have maintained their levels of motivation and that will be key for the remainder of the season. They face a Gloucester side that lost to rivals Bristol themselves last time out and they may struggle with the quick turnaround in matches here. They put plenty of energy into that game and while there will be rotations, Saracens have to be favoured to win what should be a high-scoring game.

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