Wasps have slipped to defeat in two of their last three Aviva Premiership Rugby matches to ruin their otherwise perfect start to the season. Wasps have won their last 15 fixtures at Ricoh Arena in 2016 since Saracens beat them there in Premiership Rugby on 27th December.
Sale Sharks have won just two of their last six Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, at home to Leicester in round 5 and away at Bristol in round 7. The Sharks won their most recent away game in the tournament and have not secured back-to-back victories on the road since November 2014.
The two clubs have already met in the Anglo-Welsh Cup this season with Sharks winning 17-13 at AJ Bell Stadium on 4th November, whilst the last four encounters between the two in Aviva Premiership Rugby have all gone in favour of the home team on the day.
Ricoh Arena, 2.30pm
Referee: Thomas Foley (27th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Roger Baileff & Nigel Carrick.
TMO: Stuart Terheege.