Free Picks: Week 5 Aviva Premiership Tips & Odds

Richard O'Hagan

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9:24 PM GMT

Saracens till top the table and Worcester still prop it up. What does the fifth week of the competition have in store, and more importantly, where should we look with our sports picks?

Sale Sharks v Bath

Sale found Northampton too hot to handle last Friday night and there’s no reason to think that the same won’t apply this week against Bath. Bath’s home win over London Irish moved them into the top four, and in this form I’d expect an easy away win here.

London Irish v Harlequins

A bad loss to Bath last weekend and now a game against a Quins side still smarting from defeat last weekend at home to Saracens all bodes ill for the Exiles. Back a comfortable away win with your sports picks.

Saracens v London Wasps

Wasps were rocked this week by the news that Italian centre Andrea Masi will be out for up to five months with injury. He’s been among their best players this season and what was already a tough trip to the Premiership leaders just got a whole lot tougher. A Saracens win by at least 5 points.

Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons

The bottom two sides meet on Saturday. Neither has inspired confidence to date and this is probably a game best watched via text commentary. Home advantage gives Worcester their first win of the season.

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

Not only the East Midlands derby but a repeat of last season’s Premiership final. Saints will be out for revenge after their controversial defeat but the Tigers are a formidable force at home and should be too strong, even without the injured Manu Tuilagi and suspended Ryan Lamb.

Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs

Two of the harder to predict sides clash in the final game of the weekend. Chiefs blew their chances against Leicester last weekend but will relish a visit to Kingsholme to take on a Gloucester side who have been very inconsistent this year. A narrow victory for the visitors.

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