Leicester Tigers have reeled off ten successive victories in all competitions and have not lost at Welford Road since Harlequins were the visitors on 8 October. This is the Tigers eighth successive appearance in the Premiership Playoffs and the East Midlanders have won their last eleven semi-finals in all competitions.
Defending Aviva Premiership Rugby champions Saracens participate in their fourth Premiership semi-final encounter and their third in succession. Sarries are already one of just three sides to have won an away Premiership semi-final, doing so at Northampton in 2010.
Leicester and Saracens have played out the Premiership final for the past two seasons, but they have never clashed before in any semi-final. Saracens have won on their last three visits to Welford Road – the best run of success at the venue by an English club side since Harlequins won five games in a row there between 1973-78.