The last four encounters between the two clubs have been won by the home side on the day, whilst Sale have gained just one victory at Welford Road in their last eight visits in all competitions: 14-11 in the Premiership on 23 February 2008.
Leicester Tigers have won their last three matches in Aviva Premiership Rugby since their 12-19 reversal at Gloucester in round seven. The Tigers only home defeat in their last 27 Premiership encounters since September 2008 was 23-32 to Saracens on 8 May 2010.
Sale Sharks have lost their last four matches in all competitions since their 23-17 victory over Leeds in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on 14 November. The Sharks have won just 12 of their last dozen away games in the Premiership: 6-3 at Leeds on 22 October.
Referee: Dean Richards (42nd Premiership game)
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