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Seeking a Miracle: Exeter v Bath. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Having kept the faith to defeat Saracens, Bath must next seek a miracle at Sandy Park. Beating Saracens may have restored some of their supporters’ faith but also helped extend Exeter’s lead at the top of the Premiership. Unbeaten in the League at home this season, the Chiefs seem destined to finish top or runners up. Bath, by contrast, have lost touch with the Playoff group and face a dogfight for top European qualification. For them to win at Sandy Park appears a tall order.
Keep the Faith: Bath v Saracens -ADD TEAM HERE
Having surrendered to Quins in the last minute on Saturday Bath must keep the faith on Friday against Saracens. Not necessarily with the game plan, but the self - belief essential to recover from a string of mishaps – a self- belief seemingly absent in 3 of the past 4 Premiership ties. Saracens visit as firm favourites for a bonus point win- while for Bath faith is unlikely to be enough. To win they will probably need to conjure up a miracle – will they have a prayer?
Colourful Challenge: Bath v Harlequins
Having produced a chequered performance in defeat at Northampton, Bath must next withstand Harlequins’ colourful challenge at the Rec. The London club seem secure in 3rd place, have won 4 Premiership ties in a row and are in rich try scoring form. Bath by contrast have been prone to off colour moments in 2 of their last 3 Premiership games, purple patches giving way to pallid errors, letting victory slip at the last. This time, can they be bold and vivid enough to win?
Marching on or Sliding Back? Northampton v Bath
Bath could go marching on with victory over Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday. Equally likely, given Saints’ recent form, they could be sent tumbling down. The tie pairs two form sides of the last five Premiership rounds but the hosts boast the more impressive record. They earned 19 points from that Premiership spell, are on a 5 match winning home streak, averaging 8 tries a match in the last three. So will they- as form suggest – prove too strong for Bath?
Prepare to Pounce: Bath v Newcastle Falcons
Both sides will be preparing to pounce when Bath host Newcastle Falcons on Saturday. For different reasons each club will look for a change in fortune as the Premiership resumes after over a month’s layoff. For Falcons the imperative will be avoiding relegation, while Bath will hope to begin climbing the table towards Champions Cup qualification, or even this season’s playoffs. With eighth hosting twelfth, could this be the weekend Bath turn their season around?
Cherrypicking? Bath v Gloucester PRC. Add Team News Here
Bath have a chance of cherrypicking, hosting Gloucester in the Premiership Rugby Cup at the Rec on Saturday. A derby victory in any competition is always welcome, but Bath’s hopes in the tournament are over and the focus is solely now on the Premiership. Todd Blackadder must therefore decide what team he wishes to field. Earlier this month he spoke of “going strong against Gloucester” to prepare for league challenges, so will Bath put out their strongest squad? And can fans expect a victory?
Coming Up Roses? Toulouse v Bath ECC. PUT TEAM UP HERE
Following their first European win of the season against Wasps, Bath must now face continental pedigree in Toulouse on Sunday. Having sneaked victory in a patchy match, they will want to continue their improving performance in preparation for the resumption of the Premiership challenge next month. For Bath it is another dead rubber, while Toulouse, known locally as “La Ville Rose” –the pink city- can secure a knockout place with a win. So who will be flush with success at the end?
Morale Boost? Bath v Wasps ECC. ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Both sides will be looking for a boost to morale in Saturday’s European dead rubber between Bath and Wasps. Neither has anything to play for in Europe and both are in real need of a lift to power their domestic seasons. While Bath were conspiring to throw away a 16-point lead last Saturday, Wasps grabbed only their second win in all tournaments since September. Confidence will be on the up in the Wasps camp, while Bath enjoy home advantage so which will end the day in smiles?
Severn Heaven? Worcester v Bath: ADD TEAM NEWS HERE
Bath can rise to 4th if they win at Worcester on Saturday and other results favour them. One of 6 clubs bracketed together separated by a single game’s worth of league points, they seek a third Premiership victory in a row to top the mid table dogfight. Buoyed by wins over Wasps and Leicester, they are bookies’ favourites to triumph. Blackadder has identified the match as “vital” – the result and to keep building performances. So will it be “Severn Heaven” or “oh hell!” on Saturday evening?
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Having grabbed a much -needed win at Wasps, Bath must next tame a tiger at the Rec. Victory would secure top 5 at least for the New Year. It doesn’t get any easier though in this most crazily competitive of Premierships. Tigers have been criticised of late as toothless, their claws too often blunted in defat. Last weekend though in a bonus point win over Quins they restored, if not the roar of their glory days, at least a convincingly frightening growl. They will be a tough beast to tame.
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