The last seven encounters between the two teams have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Saracens’ only previous victory in seven previous visits to Edgeley Park was 15-9 on 10 March 2006.
Sale Sharks have won two of their last three games in the Guinness Premiership, against London Wasps and Worcester. Saracens’ only victory in their last six matches in all competitions was 58-15 at home to Newcastle Falcons on 28 March. Sarries have not won away from home in the Guinness Premiership since their trip to Bath on 31 October. Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (21st Premiership game)