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

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THE FACTS

When is Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Wednesday 30th September, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

What is the expected weather for Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers? 13c with an 80% chance of rain

Where can I get tickets for Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers? This match will be played behind closed doors

What television channel is Bristol Bears 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 Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

Bristol Bears: 15 Ioan Lloyd, 14 Niyi Adeolokun, 13 Piers O’Conor, 12 Sam Bedlow, 11 Alapati Leiua, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Andy Uren, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Steven Luatua (c), 5 Joe Joyce, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Bryan Byrne, 1 Yann Thomas

Replacements: 16 Harry Thacker, 17 Max Lahiff, 18 Jake Woolmore, 19 Ed Holmes, 20 Jake Heenan, 21 Harry Randall, 22 Harry Ascherl, 23 Semi Radradra

Leicester Tigers: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Harry Potter, 13 Dan Kelly, 12 George Worth, 11 Harry Simmons, 10 Zack Henry, 9 Ben White, 8 Thom Smith (c), 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Ollie Chessum, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Cameron Henderson, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Jake Kerr, 1 Facundo Gigena

Replacements: 16 Shalva Mamukashvili, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Nephi Leatigaga, 19 Sam Lewis, 20 Jordan Coghlan, 21 Jack Van Poortvliet, 22 Johnny McPhillips, 23 David Williams

THE PREDICTION

Bristol Bears come off a European Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Bordeaux Begles last Friday and that has led to them making ten changes for this game as they manage to fitness of their squad. Their form has been a little up and down in recent weeks as they juggle the busy schedule but their matches have been incredibly wide open and high scoring with 57 total points or more in their last four games in all competitions. Leicester Tigers make wholesale changes themselves following heir Challenge Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Toulon and their form has been poor on the whole. That defeat will likely dent their morale for the remaining couple of matches now and that should play into Bristol’s hands here. Expect a high-scoring game an a comfortable win for the hosts.

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