Saracens have taken the last three meetings against Gloucester including last season’s semi-final in Watford. Gloucester have not won at Vicarage Road since 16 November 2008.
Saracens have lost just two Aviva Premiership Rugby matches since 2 January 2010: 15-20 to Wasps at Twickenham and 8-30 at Northampton. Sarries have won their last dozen encounters at Vicarage Road in all competitions since Clermont won there on 21 January in the Heineken Cup.
Gloucester Rugby have recorded three successive wins in all competitions, but have won just once on the road in the Premiership since February: 24-19 at Exeter on 5 November.
Saracens v Gloucester Rugby
Sunday 1st January 2012, Vicarage Road, 3pm
Referee: Sean Davey (104th Premiership game)