With Round 3 of this year’s Premiership Rugby season about to take place, The Wasps see themselves in first place in commanding fashion. The Harlequins, on the other hand, are just outside a top 4 spot, but face an uphill battle this weekend against a tough opponent.
Wasps – -13 (10/11)
Harlequins – +13 (10/11)
Draw – +13 (16/1)
Wasps – (1/7)
Harlequins – (9/2)
Draw – (33/1)
The Wasps come into this week in amazing fashion. They’ve started 2-0-0 and hold a commanding grasp on first place. Over the first 2 rounds, they’ve totaled a point difference of +29, the highest difference in the League and two points off of most scored. Dan Robson leads the league for London with 4 total Tries, all of which came in their Round 1 demolition of The Sharks 50 to 35. Their chances of putting up big totals again this week are high, as the Harlequins goal difference is +1.
Across the Pitch is The Charlie Walker and Marland Yarde – led Harlequins, who are 1-0-1 after two rounds. By no means an unwinnable match, they are top 5 in points for. Where they are lacking is in their defense of the end zone, which is the worst problem to have against a Club like London. The Harlequins will put up competitive points, but a win is placed squarely on their tackling shoulders.
Wasps 35 – 25 Harlequins
A win would jump The Harlequins up to 3rd or 4th on the League table, and even though its early in the season, its never a bad idea to enter that upper echelon. Unfortunately, they just so happen to face the best team in the Premiership in The Wasps.
Look for The London club to win (1/7) and cover the 13 point handicap (10/11).