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

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THE FACTS

When is Wasps vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Wednesday 9th September, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Wasps vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Ricoh Arena, Coventry

What is the expected weather for Wasps vs Leicester Tigers? 14c cloudy

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

What television channel is Wasps 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 Wasps 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

Wasps: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Brad Shields, 7 Thomas Young, 6 Alfie Barbeary, 5 James Gaskell, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Gabriel Oghre, 1 Tom West

Replacements: 16 Tom Cruse, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Levi Douglas, 20 Jack Willis, 21 Sam Wolstenholme, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Sam Spink

Leicester: 15 George Worth, 14 Harry Potter, 13 Dan Kelly, 12 Guy Porter, 11 Harry Simmons, 10 Zack Henry, 9 Ben White, 8 Jordan Coghlan, 7 Thom Smith, 6 Ollie Chessum, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Cameron Henderson, 3 Nephi Leatigaga, 2 Jake Kerr, 1 Ellis Genge (c)

Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Harry Wells, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Johnny McPhillips, 23 Andrew Forsyth

THE PREDICTION

Wasps are currently holding onto the fourth and final play-off place but they will know they need to win here to keep fending off Bath who are hot on their heels. They welcome Leicester Tigers to the Ricoh Arena and the visitors have struggled since the restart to find any form. They are coming off a 40-31 loss to Sale Sharks while they conceded 46 points in the previous game at the hands of Gloucester. Wasps will be confident of getting a victory here after winning four of their last five games since the resumption. With both teams making changes, the extra squad depth and motivation in the Wasps’ ranks should make the difference in what should be a comfortable win.

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