The last seven clashes between the two sides in the Guinness Premiership have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Bath’s only Premiership win at Edgeley Park came on their first ever visit in September 2003.
Sale Sharks are unbeaten in their last four matches in the Guinness Premiership, whilst Sale’s only home defeat in any competition since last November was 25-32 to Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership on 8 March.
Bath Rugby have now slipped to three successive defeats in the Guinness Premiership – their poorest run for almost three years. Bath’s only away win in their last seven encounters in all competitions was 15-14 at Newcastle in the Premiership on 19 April.
Referee: Dave Pearson (129th Premiership game)