2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Bath vs Northampton Saints Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bath vs Northampton Saints taking place? Saturday 12th June, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Bath vs Northampton Saints taking place? The Recreation Ground, Bath

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

What television channel is Bath 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 Bath vs Northampton Saints? 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 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Joe Cokanasiga, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Miles Reid, 5 Charlie Ewels (c), 4 Josh McNally, 3 Christian Judge, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Beno Obano

Replacements: 16 Tom Doughty, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Will Spencer, 20 Zach Mercer, 21 Josh Bayliss, 22 Will Chudley, 23 Orlando Bailey

Northampton: 15 Tommy Freeman, 14 Tom Collins, 13 Fraser Dingwall, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 James Grayson, 9 Alex Mitchell, 8 Tom Wood, 7 Lewis Ludlam (c), 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Alex Moon, 4 Alex Coles, 3 Paul Hill, 2 Mike Haywood, 1 Nick Auterac

Replacements: 16 James Fish, 17 Alex Waller, 18 Ehren Painter, 19 Api Ratuniyarawa, 20 Ollie Newman, 21 Connor Tupai, 22 Matt Proctor, 23 Josh Gillespie

THE PREDICTION

Bath were awarded four points for their called-off match with Gloucester last time out but they will have been targeting the bonus point to better secure their place in the Champions Cup spots. Lucky for them, London Irish and Newcastle Falcons below them look unlikely to win their matches on the final day of the season so the hosts will play with some small amount of confidence. Travelling Northampton Saints eventually missed out on the play-offs by a significant margin but they have been a difficult team to beat in parts of this season. They only just lost out 26-29 at home to in-form Exeter Chiefs last Sunday but recent form shows a side ready for the season to come to an end with just one win in their last four. Take the hosts to win outright here but this could be very tight indeed.

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