The last six clashes between the two clubs have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Sale’s only previous victory in 13 previous visits to Vicarage Road was 40-32 in the Premiership on 25 September 2005.
Table topping Saracens lost their 100% winning record in the Guinness Premiership last Friday at Worcester, but remain the only unbeaten team following the 12-all draw at Sixways. Sarries’ only loss in their last 18 encounters in all competitions was 13-16 to Leicester at Vicarage Road in the Guinness Premiership on 19 April.
Sale Sharks have now secured back to back victories in the Guinness Premiership, over Gloucester and Leeds. The Sharks won their most recent away game, 24-17, at Leeds to end a ten game winless run on the road.
Referee: Dave Pearson (133rd Premiership game)
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