2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Bath vs Gloucester Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bath vs Gloucester taking place? Friday 19th February, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Bath vs Gloucester taking place? The Recreation Ground, Bath

Where can I get tickets for Bath vs Gloucester? Check official club websites for information about purchasing tickets

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

Bath: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Max Clark, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Will Muir, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Ben Spencer (c), 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Miles Reid, 6 Taulupe Faletau, 5 Mike Williams, 4 Josh Bayliss, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Juan Schoeman

Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Tom Ellis, 20 Ethan Staddon, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Jonathan Joseph

Gloucester: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Tom Seabrook, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Billy Twelvetrees, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Alex Craig, 4 Ed Slater, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Henry Walker, 1 Val Rapava-Ruskin

Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Alex Seville, 18 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19 Ollie Atkins, 20 Freddie Clarke, 21 Stephen Varney, 22 George Barton, 23 Henry Trinder

THE PREDICTION

Bath stormed to a 24-10 first-half lead away at in-form Sale and clung on to win a first Premiership match this year and break a seven-math winless run over all competitions. They were a team in desperate need of a performance just like that and this spells trouble for Gloucester, who did well to hold the leaders to a tight result last time out but are still with just one win all season. Playing well and losing seems to be Gloucester’s new remit and whilst they could be getting closer to some points they are likely too late to make the most of their hosts’ previous poor form. Bath to carry the momentum through to cover -6 here looks a reasonable outcome.

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