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

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THE FACTS

When is Bath vs Wasps taking place? Friday 8th January, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

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

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

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

Where can I stream Bath vs Wasps? 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 Cameron Redpath, 11 Ruaridh McConnochie, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Taulupe Faletau, 5 Charlie Ewels (c), 4 Josh McNally, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Beno Obano

Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Christian Judge, 19 Elliott Stooke, 20 Josh Bayliss, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Josh Matavesi, 23 Gabriel Hamer-Webb

Wasps: 15 Lima Sopoaga, 14 Paolo Odogwu, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Michael Le Bourgeois, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Jack Willis, 7 Thomas Young, 6 James Gaskell, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Tom Cruse, 1 Tom West

Replacements: 16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Tom Willis, 21 Will Porter, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Marcus Watson

THE PREDICTION

Bath could still be wondering how they lost a match at Leicester Tigers having scored 31 points of their own but they have just two wins from five in the Premiership and desperately need a good performance. A few weeks ago they might have fancied a win here at home to Wasps but their visitors now arrive off the back of an emphatic 34-5 win at home against the reigning champions Exeter Chiefs. Wasps looked right back in their high-scoring mojo that we saw towards the end of last season and four tries against the likes of Exeter suggests they can double down here to win a match that should go clear of 40 points.

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