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Aviva Premiership Final 2015 Tips

bt-sport1 Saturday 30th May / 2.30pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
BathMatch WinnerEvensLadbrokes
Matt BanahanFirst Tryscorer11/1Ladbrokes
Chris WylesFirst Tryscorer12/1William Hill

There’s nothing to choose between Saracens and Bath as they face each other in the Aviva Premiership Final 2015 on Saturday and that is why both teams can be backed at Evens or better to win the match.

Bath, who finished seven points clear of Sarries in second place, can be backed at even money with Ladbrokes, while Saracens are best price 11/10 with Bet365.

Bath haven’t won a major trophy since 1996 but they have been reborn under Mike Ford this season. They were at their exhilerating best in their semi-final thrashing of Leicester – the second time they have dismantled the Tigers at the Rec this season.

For Saracens this will be their fourth Premiership final in six years and that greater experience will win them plenty of support, but despite reaching the last four of the European Champions Cup they have dipped below the standards they have set in recent seasons and they needed a win on the last weekend to scrape into the top 4.

That said, their defeat of champions Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens will have filled them with confidence.

The two league meetings between these clubs provide few clues, as both sides won their respective home games by 10 points. Saracens outscored Bath by 38 points over the course of the season, but won two games fewer.

There has been a sense throughout the season that Bath are building something really special and our tip is to back them to secure the win which could be the start of a bright new era for the club, who dominated English rugby in the early to mid-90s before the professional era broke their grip on the game’s major prizes.

Matt Banahan scored three tries in Bath’s semi-final thrashing of Leicester, including the first two tries of the match, and we also think that the giant winger is worth backing to score the first try at Twickenham at best odds of 11/1 with Ladbrokes.

Saracens top try scorer this season was Chris Ashton (11/1 Paddy Power), but not far behind was Chris Wyles, who scored 7 tries in Sarries’  last six regular season games and the American is a stand-out 12/1 with William Hill to score the first try.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
BathMatch WinnerEvensLadbrokes
Matt BanahanFirst Tryscorer11/1Ladbrokes
Chris WylesFirst Tryscorer12/1William Hill