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

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THE FACTS

When is Leicester Tigers vs Northampton Saints taking place? Sunday 13th September, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Leicester Tigers vs Northampton Saints taking place? Welford Road, Leicester

What is the expected weather for Leicester Tigers vs Northampton Saints? 20c sunny

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

What television channel is Leicester Tigers 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 Leicester Tigers 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

Leicester: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Kini Murimurivalu, 13 Guy Porter, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Zack Henry, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Harry Wells, 5 Calum Green, 4 Tomás Lavanini, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 1 Facundo Gigena

Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Ellis Genge, 18 Nephi Leatigaga, 19 Thom Smith, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Ben White, 22 Johnny McPhillips, 23 Harry Potter

Northampton: 15 George Furbank, 14 Ahsee Tuala, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Alex Mitchell, 8 Teimana Harrison (c), 7 Lewis Ludlam, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Api Ratuniyarawa, 4 David Ribbans, 3 Owen Franks, 2 James Fish, 1 Francois van Wyk

Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Emmanuel Iyogun, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Alex Moon, 20 Nick Isiekwe, 21 JJ Tonks, 22 Henry Taylor, 23 Fraser Dingwall

THE PREDICTION

Neither of these teams have any form behind them as they are riding losing streaks but Northampton will take heart from the fact they have won their last three matches at Welford Road. Leicester have been abysmal defensively conceding 46 to Gloucester, 40 to Sale and 54 to Wasps in their last three games. Northampton have not been much better but they have been more competitive than the Tigers have been other than their 47-10 loss to Bristol last time out. Both teams are making changes to their line-ups but Leicester in particular have very few players in form. That should favour the Saints along with their recent record in this fixture so expect a narrow win in what could be a see-saw match with plenty of points.

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