2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Saracens vs Leicester Tigers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Saracens vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 13:00 (UK)

Where is Saracens vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Allianz Park

What is the expected weather for Saracens vs Leicester Tigers? 9c in mostly cloudy skies

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Saracens vs Leicester Tigers? Ticket information can be found here

What was the score in the last meeting between Saracens and Leicester Tigers? Leicester Tigers 10-24 Saracens

THE TEAM NEWS

SARACENS

  • Saracens bounced back from their hammering against Wasps as they defeated Northampton last week but face a tough ask to back that up due to a combination of international call-ups and injuries.
  • Sarries will be without eight players that will feature at Twickenham in the game Six Nations game between England and Wales and they will also be without injured trio Duncan Taylor, Alex Goode and Jackson Wray who all left the field during last week’s victory.
  • There are nine changes to last week’s win but they do have some positive news with Brad Barritt returning to skipper the side and they can also call upon England prop Mako Vunipola who made himself unavailable for international duty this weekend.

LEICESTER TIGERS

  • Leicester won just their fourth Premiership game of the season as they overcame Worcester last week and will hope to build on that here as they attempt to take advantage of a weakened Saracens side.
  • The Tigers were handed a big injury blow last week with the news that centre Jaco Taute will be sidelined for around three months and he will be joined on the sidelines by Jordan Taufua and Noel Reid who both collected injuries last week.
  • In better news for Leicester, Calum Green returns to the squad for the first time since suffering a facial injury against Bristol at the start of January and he is a welcome addition to the bench.

THE PREDICTION

Leicester would be bottom of the Premiership table if Saracens had not been handed their huge punishment for salary cap discrepancies. The two teams meet here but the hosts will be severely weakened by injuries and international call-ups and that should open the door for Leicester to capitalise. Saracens still boast a strong side and are expected to win but the Tigers should be able to keep it relatively tight and are likely to capitalise on a +13 start.

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