2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors taking place? Saturday 27th February, 2021 – 15:15 (UK)

Where is Gloucester vs Worcester Warriors taking place? Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

Gloucester: 15 Kyle Moyle, 14 Santiago Carreras, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Tom Seabrook, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Billy Twelvetrees, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Ed Slater, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Jack Singleton, 1 Alex Seville

Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 18 Jack Stanley, 19 Alex Craig, 20 Jack Clement, 21 Charlie Chapman, 22 George Barton, 23 Giorgi Kveseladze

Worcester Warriors: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Oli Morris, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Nick David, 10 Jamie Shillcock, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 GJ van Velze, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Ted Hill (c), 5 Justin Clegg, 4 Andrew Kitchener, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Niall Annett, 1 Ethan Waller

Replacements: 16 Isaac Miller, 17 Marc Thomas, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 George Merrick, 20 Joe Batley, 21 Michael Heaney, 22 Fin Smith, 23 Ashley Beck

THE PREDICTION

Worcester were awarded a default victory over Newcastle Falcons last weekend as their match was called-off for covid-19 cases in the Falcons’ camp. That offers the Warriors a useful buffer from 12th-placed Gloucester here as they travel to face their rock-bottom hosts on a seven-match losing streak. Gloucester have come perilously close to turning their fortunes around in their three Premiership matches so far this month, losing to Leicester by six points, to Bristol by one and to Bath by two. That kind of for has seen them accrue seven bonus points this season but just one win. At home here, Gloucester look good for their second victory of the season considering Worcester have not won a match on the road yet. It should be almost as tight as their recent matches but Gloucester have deserved more from their recent performances and can win by a try here to cover -7.

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