Newcastle Falcons have slipped to three straight defeats in all competitions, whilst at Kingston Park their six game unbeaten run ended at the hands of Northampton Saints on New Year’s Eve.
Exeter Chiefs lost both of their Aviva Premiership Rugby holiday fixtures, to London Irish and Harlequins. The Chiefs have won two of their last three away encounters.
Exeter won 32-15 when the two sides met at Sandy Park in September, and also won 23-13 on their most recent visit to Kingston Park, on 18 February.
Referee: Andrew Small (64th Premiership game)