After 22 rounds and two gruelling semi-finals, the Aviva Premiership reaches its conclusion this weekend as Bath face Saracens in the final at Twickenham. The match promises to be a great contest with a clash of styles between Bath's attacking prowess and Saracens' impressive defence and kick and chase game.
Bath’s second place finish in the league resulted in a semi-final tie against Leicester Tigers which they won convincingly, 47-10, running in seven tries in just eight visits to the opponent's 22.
Saracens’ fourth place finish meant a difficult trip to league winners Northampton Saints, where they ground out a professional performance to win 29-24. Both teams have performed well throughout the season but it is Bath that bring the form to the battle, having won their last seven Aviva Premiership games.
Saracens will be eager to put last year’s disappointment behind them, when Alex Waller's last minute try in extra-time won the trophy for Northampton, while Bath are competing in their first play-off final since 2004.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 2.30pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Saracens 34 (Wyles, George, Ashton) Bath 24 (Rokoduguni 2, Woodburn), Premiership, February 2015
Bath 21 (Joseph, Eastmond) Saracens 11 (Wyles), Premiership, October 2014
Bath 10 (penalty try), Saracens 23 (Wyles, Strettle), Premiership, February 2014
Saracens have featured in three finals during the last five years while Bath have not reached this stage since 2004.
The recent record between the sides favours Saracens with just one defeat in the last ten matches dating back to 2010.
Six of the last seven finals have been won by a maximum of ten points.
Bath have been victorious on their two most recent visits to Twickenham, beating Wasps on both occasions in regular season Premiership Rugby encounters.
Saracens are attempting to become the first side from outside the top two finishers after the regular season to win the Premiership Rugby title.
Bath to win: 1.99
Saracens to win: 2.2
TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 2.30pm. Highlights on ITV4 at 10.55pm, Saturday.Reuse content