The Exiles beat Bath 16-0 when the two met in the Guinness Premiership on 28 November but have not completed a Premiership season’s double over the south-westerners since 2006/07.
London Irish are winless in their last five encounters in all competitions, since their 23-19 home win over Saracens in the Guinness Premiership on 27 December. Bath Rugby’s three game losing run came to a halt with a 40-7 victory over Sale at The Rec in the LV= Cup on Saturday.
Bath have won back to back games in the Guinness Premiership and are going for a third successive victory in the competition for the first time since November 2008. Bath’s only away win since September was 20-15 at struggling Leeds in the Premiership on 2 January.