2020-21 Premiership Rugby – Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears taking place? Saturday 5th June, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears taking place? Welford Road, Leicester

Where can I get tickets for Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears? Check official club websites for information about purchasing tickets

What television channel is Leicester Tigers vs Bristol Bears on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

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

THE TEAM NEWS

Leicester Tigers: 15 Freddie Steward 14 Harry Potter, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Kini Murimurivalu, 10 Johnny McPhillips, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 George Martin, 5 Cameron Henderson, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 1 Ellis Genge

Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 James Whitcombe, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Tomás Lavanini, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Zack Henry, 23 Nemani Nadolo

Bristol Bears: 15 Max Malins, 14 Piers O’Conor, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Harry Randall, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Steven Luatua (c), 5 Chris Vui, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Will Capon, 1 Yann Thomas

Replacements: 16 Jake Kerr, 17 Jake Woolmore, 18 John Afoa, 19 Joe Joyce, 20 Ben Earl, 21 Andy Uren, 22 Ioan Lloyd, 23 Alapati Leiua

THE PREDICTION

Bristol Bears’ lead at the top of the Premiership table was cut to just three after a 22-12 loss away at Sale Sharks last Friday and this is a really tough fixture away at Leicester Tigers. The hosts have been in outstanding form at home, especially in the second half of the season, and they responded well from their Challenge Cup heartbreak by edging Worcester 17-18 last time out. This looks a tighter result than many might expect but desperation for a bounce-back performance should see Bristol just about get over the line here. They could cover something like -5 on the road in this penultimate regular season game but the safest option would be to opt for an outright away victory here and leave a possibly nervous result up to chance.

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