Mar 18, 2016
Saracens v Leicester Match Preview
After their adventures across the pond last weekend, Saracens will travel to a slightly less exotic destination this Sunday when they head to the East Midlands to face fifth placed Leicester Tigers at Welford Road in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership.
Saracens head into the fixture with just one defeat in their last four outings while Leicester have suffered two defeats to match two wins in recent fixtures. Recent head to heads between the two sides have fallen in Sarries’ favour with the Tigers managing just one victory, back in the 2013/14 season, over the Men in Black in their last eight encounters.
Welford Road has been a fortress for Leicester this season with the Tigers’ only home defeat in any tournament in the last twelve months coming against Sale Sharks in February this year. Saracens have been in good form on the road however this season, picking up two more points away from home than they have on their own turf. They last faced Leicester at Welford Road in November 2014, a fixture which ended in a 21-21 draw between the sides.
For both sides the fixture will be the last in tough Six Nations period and will see three Tigers and seven Saracens away on international duty and both sides missing key players through injury. Telusa Veainu, joint second try scorer the in league, is likely to be key for the visitors while Saracens will rely on those such as Jackson Wray and Hayden Smith, who have performed so effectively over the international period.
Kick off on Sunday is at 15:15 with the game being shown live on BT Sport as well as being screened at Allianz Park.