Newcastle v Sale Match Preview & Free Bets

Following a shock fall from grace, Newcastle Falcons are in dire need of points, however can they get them when they entertain Sale on Saturday evening?

Make no bones about it, this is a massive game for Newcastle, the Kingston Park outfit in desperate need of points following a dramatic fall from grace. The Falcons enjoyed an excellent season in 2017/18 with 14 wins from their 22 outings and a play-off berth secured as a result of their fourth-place finish. Nevetheless they have endured a thoroughly miserable time of things in the current campaign and currently sit rock-bottom of the Premiership table with a measly 25 points collected from their sixteen matches. Indeed their meagre total of five wins is far from acceptable and as things stand they sit some 21 points behind fourth-placed Gloucester, the position which they finished in last term. They will certainly have a tough time of things when Sale come to town this weekend although confidence will be relatively high in the home camp following a huge 20-19 win away to Wasps last weekend, this coming on the back of an equally impressive 17-6 victory over Worcester.

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Sale have enjoyed a positive campaign with their 39 points lifting them to fifth in the Premiership table after 16 games. Just seven points separate them from the play-off places and as such a few wins over the next few weeks could lift them very much into contention in this regard. The Lancashire side thrashed Leicester to the tune of 32-5 in a very one-sided exchange which further underlined their potential play-off credentials although they have been far less convincing on their travels of late with just a solitary win coming their way in three away games. As mentioned above, Newcastle head into this clash on the back of two impressive wins and at odds of 5/4 with Paddy Power Bookmakers, we feel that the hosts represent excellent value for the win.