Leicester have won just one of their last four clashes with Northampton in all competitions: 29-19 at Welford Road in this equivalent fixture last season. The Saints won 10-9 at Welford Road on 24 February 2007 – their only win there since 2003.
Leicester Tigers’ 12-18 defeat at London Irish on Saturday ended a six game unbeaten run in all competitions. The Tigers’ most recent defeat at Welford Road was to London Wasps in the Guinness Premiership on 26 September 2008.
Northampton Saints have won three of their last four games in the Guinness Premiership, but the Saints’ only away victory in any competition in their last six trips was 27-14 at Gloucester on 19 September.
Referee: Dave Pearson (132nd Premiership game)