Leicester have won their last four encounters with Sale, whilst the Sharks have not lowered the Tigers colours at Welford Road since February 2008.
Leicester Tigers’ only defeat in any competition since mid October was 12-30 at Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup on 11 December. The Tigers continue to reside at the bottom of the “home” table with just eight league points from their five Aviva Premiership Rugby encounters at Welford Road this season.
Sale Sharks have recorded four straight victories in all competitions but have not won five in succession since season 2006/07. The Sharks’ two away wins in the Premiership this season have been at Wasps and Bath.
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks
Sunday 1st January 2012, Welford Road, 3.30pm
Live on Sky Sports HD
Referee: Andrew Small (63rd Premiership game)