2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints taking place? Tuesday 8th September, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints taking place? Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol

What is the expected weather for Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints? 17c cloudy

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

What television channel is Bristol Bears vs Northampton Saints 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 Northampton Saints? 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 Charles Piutau, 14 Piers O’Conor, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Siale Piutau (c), 11 Alapati Leiua, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Andy Uren, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Chris Vui, 5 Joe Joyce, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Harry Thacker, 1 Jake Woolmore

Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Peter McCabe, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Max Malins, 23 Luke Morahan

Northampton Saints: 15 Tommy Freeman, 14 Ryan Olowofela, 13 Fraser Dingwall, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 James Grayson, 9 Tom James, 8 Shaun Adendorff, 7 Lewis Ludlam (c), 6 Jamie Gibson, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Alex Moon, 3 Ehren Painter, 2 Mikey Haywood, 1 Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi

Replacements: 16 Reece Marshall, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Karl Garside, 19 Lewis Bean, 20 Tui Uru, 21 Henry Taylor, 22 Reuben Bird-Tulloch, 23 Josh Gillespie

THE PREDICTION

Northampton Saints pushed Exeter Chiefs close on Friday night but narrowly lost which means they have now lost their last three matches. They make the trip to face Bristol Bears who got back to winning ways themselves on Friday night after two defeats as they comfortably beat Worcester Warriors. The hosts make eight changes from that game but will still field a strong line-up here, while the Saints make a number of changes themselves and have named a young-looking squad for this match. The Bears should ultimately have too much quality and experience for this Saints squad so expect the hosts to win by a margin of 13 or more points.

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