Gloucester vs Newcastle by Serialtips
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Rugby, England, Premiership
Gloucester's staff chose to rest some players for this match against Newcastle, it seems that the staff is focused on the Amlin Cup's quarter-final against London Irish next 2 weeks which is the main goal now for Gloucester because they have nothing to play in Premiership, and this Amlin Cup give a ticket for the H-Cup next year.
So, Twelvetrees isn't here, while Morgan, May, Cowan, or Burns will start on the bench, those choices clearly decreased the competitiveness of the starting team to my mind, especially the backline which lose all its creativity and dangerousness without those guys.
On the opposite side, there are couple of players who are injured in the pack of forwards of Newcastle, but this is almost the best team possible.
The club was almost sure to stay in Premiership, but the last good performances of Worcester relaunch slightly the fight for relegation. Newcastle still has a good margin on Worcester but they can't release the pressure.
Interesting thing is that only big teams of Premiership succeeded to pass this handicap of 14 points against Newcastle, so I would be pretty surprised if Gloucester succeed to pass it.
Moreover, rain is possible during the match, and it will be a clear advantage for Newcastle because this team is very pragmatic, they don't play an offensive rugby, while this is the contrary for Gloucester who likes to play.
So, I think that Newcastle will not lose by more than 14 points.
PS: Visiting team is Newcastle
|Newcastle +14,5||Unibet||1.85||8||40-33 WON (+6.8 units)|
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