Harlequins’ nine game winning run in all competitions came to an end at the hands of Exeter at Sandy Park in Round 14.
‘Quins only home defeat in any competition in the last 12 months was 16-20 to Northampton in the Premiership on 11 September.
Sale Sharks have won just one of their last seven Aviva Premiership Rugby matches: 28-22 at home to Saracens on 2 January. The Sharks’ only away win in the Premiership since January 2009 was 24-17 at Leeds on 22 November 2009.
The Londoners have won just one of their last six games with Sale in any competition: 35-20 in this equivalent fixture last season. Harlequins won 21-17 when the two teams clashed at Edgeley Park on 17 September. The Sharks have won on two of their last four visits to the Stoop.