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

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THE FACTS

When is Northampton Saints vs Exeter Chiefs taking place? Sunday 6th June, 2021 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Northampton Saints vs Exeter Chiefs taking place? Franklin's Gardens, Northampton

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

What television channel is Northampton Saints vs Exeter Chiefs on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Northampton Saints vs Exeter Chiefs? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Northampton Saints: 15 Tommy Freeman, 14 Ollie Sleightholme, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Tom James, 8 Tom Wood, 7 Lewis Ludlam (cc), 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Api Ratuniyarawa, 4 David Ribbans, 3 Ehren Painter, 2 Sam Matavesi, 1 Alex Waller (cc)

Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Emmanuel Iyogun, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Alex Moon, 20 Alex Coles, 21 Alex Mitchell, 22 James Grayson, 23 Fraser Dingwall

Exeter Chiefs: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Facundo Cordero, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Ian Whitten, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Joe Simmonds (c), 9 Jack Maunder, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Sam Skinner, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Jonny Gray, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ben Moon

Replacements: 16 Jack Yeandle, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Marcus Street, 19 Sean Lonsdale, 20 Richard Capstick, 21 Stu Townsend, 22 Harvey Skinner, 23 Ollie Devoto

THE PREDICTION

Exeter Chiefs enjoyed a record win in front of their fans last time out as 10 different try scorers thumped the Falcons 74-3 to make it five wins in a row. They remain just three points behind Bristol Bears and would be ecstatic to usurp their rivals into first place come the end of the season which looks set to cause a rough day for hosts Northampton. The Saints missed out on a play-off place but managed to secure a Champions Cup spot with a 30-25 win at Wasps last Saturday. With their regular season complete, they look unlikely to have enough to stop Exeter Chiefs on pride alone. Take the visitors to cover -9 here and heap pressure on the Bears.

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