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

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THE FACTS

When is Leicester Tigers vs Bath taking place? Saturday 22nd August, 2020 – 16:30 (UK)

Where is Leicester Tigers vs Bath taking place? Welford Road, Leicester

What is the expected weather for Leicester Tigers vs Bath? 19c with a chance of rain

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

Leicester Tigers: Henry; Potter, Worth, Porter, Simmons McPhillips, White (capt); Leatigaga, Kerr, Heyes, Lavanini, Enever, Martin, Wallace, Smith.

Replacements: Clare, Bower, Cole, Henderson, Coghlan, Van Poortvliet, Hardwick, Steward.

Bath: Watson; Rokoduguni, Joseph, Redpath, McConnochie; Priestland, Spencer; Boyce, Dunn, Stuart, McNally, Ewels (c), Ellis, Underhill, Faletau.

Replacements: Walker, Obano, Judge, Stooke, Bayliss, Chudley, Matavesi, De Glanville.

THE PREDICTION

Bath picked up a much-needed win over London Irish last weekend to put themselves within touching distance of the play-offs. This will be a much tougher test however against a Leicester Tigers side that are in something of a transition, but will have good motivation. The Tigers lost their first game under new head coach Steve Borthwick but they were some positives signs in the loss to Exeter last weekend. They will compete much better here and make it hard for Bath and while the visitors may get the win, expect it to be a narrow one in a relatively low-scoring game.

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