Saracens head Exeter Chiefs in Premiership betting
Despite their one-season hiatus in the Championship, Saracens have been installed as bookies’ favourites to immediately regain the Gallagher Premiership title.
Mark McCall’s team, who are available at a best price of 9/4 with Betway, are generally considered a 2/1 shot to top the pile at Twickenham next spring.
But despite this – and the inevitability that their squad will be depleted during the autumn internationals and Six Nations – Mark McCall’s team are just ahead of the Exeter Chiefs at the head of the market.
Last season’s Premiership runners-up are available at 5/2 in a number of places – although Betway make Rob Baxter’s team joint favourites with Sarries.
The markets are also viewing Harlequins’ 2020/21 title win with some scepticism since they are no higher than fifth favourites in most books.
Bet 365 have the defending champions priced as high as 14/1 to retain their crown.
This means beaten semi-finalists Bristol Bears (5/1) and Sale Sharks (13/2) are both available at a considerably shorter price.
Leicester’s progress to sixth place under new boss Steve Borthwick has cut little ice with the market makers who price the Tigers between 18 and 25/1 to lift the trophy.
The full market is shown below:
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