Premiership Rugby is a professional rugby Union competition in England. The Premiership is made up of 12 clubs who qualify for Europe’s two top club competitions: The European Rugby Championship and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The team which finishes at the bottom of the Premiership every season is relegated to the RFU Championship.
Since its inception in 1987-88, a total of 28 sides have competed in top-flight. Only Bath, Gloucester, Leicester and Wasps have appeared in every season to date. Harlequins have missed it only once in 2005-06 while Saracens, Northampton, Sale, London Irish, Bristol and Newcastle have appeared in at least 20 seasons each.
The 2018-19 Gallagher Premiership Rugby is the 32nd season of the Premiership and the first sponsored by Gallagher. The competition began last August 31, 2018 and a total of 21 rounds have been completed with the final day of the regular season coming on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
The top four sides in the team standings after the regular season play in the semifinals which will be contested using the 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 format with the higher ranked team having home advantage. The winners of the semifinals matches will then play in the 2019 Gallagher Premiership Final which will be held on June 1, 2019 at Twickenham Stadium in Southwest London , England.
Here are the odds to win the 2019 Gallagher Premiership Final. Odds taken from Mybookie.ag as of 5/16/19:
Who Are The Favorites?
The Exeter Chiefs are four points clear of Saracens for the top spot in the Premiership table and head to Round 22 looking to secure the #1 spot while building momentum heading to the playoffs. Head coach Rob Baxter said earlier this month that his team is “bubbling nicely” and with the return of Wales and British Lions winger Alex Cuthbert and Max Bodilly, the Gareth Steenson captained side looks in good shape heading to the semifinals.
Saracens eased past the Exeter Chiefs 38-7 in Round 21 action. The win put them just four points behind the leaders with still one round to go in the regular season. But whether they finish 1 or 2, Saracens is already assured of home advantage in the semifinals and regardless of what happens on Saturday, the defending champions are expected to face rivals Exeter Chiefs in the final on June 1.
Gloucester is safe in third place and they will face the Sale Sharks on Saturday. Gloucester’s season has seen several impressive wins away from home and they would want to add Sale to that list. Winning would not only avenge their December loss at Kingsholm, but it would also give them momentum heading to the semifinals.
With Dan Biggar, Tom Collins and Rory Hutchinson, the Northampton Saints have a back-line which is bang in form and which is very capable of finding holes in even the tightest of defenses. But before they think about winning the final, they must make the playoffs first and that means ensuring their spot by defeating competition leaders Exeter Chiefs.
There are six teams on the oddsboard but only four are making it to the semifinals. Three teams are already assured of a final four spot: Exeter Chiefs, Saracens and Gloucester. Either way, the Exeter Chiefs and Saracens are already assured of 1 & 2, which means they won’t play each other until the Finals, if both win their respective semifinals assignments.
Sorry, but I don’t think who makes 4th place really matters because the strongest teams in the competition are the Exeter Chiefs and Saracens. I think that both are going to beat their semi-finals opponents, regardless of who. Now let’s pick between the top two teams to find our winner.
When it comes to rugby betting, form is an important factor to consider. Having said that, I think that Saracens has better form heading to the playoffs. After dismantling the Exeter Chiefs in Round 21 of the Premiership, Saracens proceeded to defeat Leinster in the Champions Cup Final 20-10. Saracens scored 20 unanswered points to claim their third title which makes them the most decorated English Rugby team in European Competition. Fullback Alex Goode was named European Player of the tournament and is having a stellar season for his club. Meanwhile, Saracens Captain Brad Barritt was named Man of the Match.
Although both Saracens and Exeter Chiefs rested most of their stars during their Round 21 encounter, it was still a likely dressed rehearsal for the final and Saracens win was still impressive. Likewise, despite the Exeter Chiefs being confident in themselves, they weren’t as impressive in the last two weeks because prior to losing to Saracens, they had a tough time before beating Harlequins.the week before. Prediction: Saracens