2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Bath vs Newcastle Falcons Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bath vs Newcastle Falcons taking place? Saturday 21st November, 2020 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Bath vs Newcastle Falcons taking place? The Recreation Ground, Bath

What is the expected weather for Bath vs Newcastle Falcons? Cloudy, 11c

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

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

Where can I stream Bath vs Newcastle Falcons? 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 Ruaridh McConnochie, 13 Cameron Redpath, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Joe Cokanasiga, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Miles Reid, 6 Mike Williams, 5 Will Spencer, 4 Josh McNally (c), 3 Henry Thomas, 2 Jack Walker, 1 Lewis Boyce
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Christian Judge, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Josh Bayliss, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Max Clark, 23 Semesa Rokoduguni

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Tom Penny, 14 Adam Radwan, 13 Luther Burrell, 12 Toby Flood, 11 Ben Stevenson, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Michael Young (c), 8 Gary Graham, 7 Connor Collett, 6 Sean Robinson, 5 Marco Fuser, 4 Greg Peterson, 3 Logovi’i Mulipola, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Trevor Davison
Replacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Adam Brocklebank, 18 Mark Tampin, 19 Rob Farrar, 20 Josh Basham, 21 Sam Stuart, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 Pete Lucock

THE PREDICTION

Bath just missed out on the Play-Off final when they were well beaten by the eventual champions Exeter Chiefs but they had really pushed on towards the end of the re-started season and will be an established top team again this time around. They face newly promoted Newcastle Falcons, who did well to bounce back immediately after their relegation the previous season. Newcastle will have a decent chance at staying up this year, with the quick turnaround in seasons likely to aid the teams in good form last month, but Bath are a level above right now and can cover -10 in a welcome home win.

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