England vs Wales Rugby Betting Tip – Wales +13 handicap – 26th February 2022

Wales can make England work hard for their win at Twickenham

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England England vs Wales Wales
26th February 2022 – Kick Off 4:45pm
Rugby – England – Six Nations
Pick Wales +13 handicap
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: Even money odds taken 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022

After opening the campaign with a dramatic late defeat at Murrayfield against Scotland, England recovered to beat Italy.

The Six Nations title is still within reach though if they can go out and win their remaining fixtures.

On the weekend England host Wales, who battled their way to an unexpected home success against Scotland last time out. Can they upset England too?

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England Preview – Hosts to deliver

England need to take the match to Wales on the weekend to keep their title challenge up.

After a loss away to Scotland at the start of the campaign, England followed that with an expected victory over Italy.

Now they have a home advantage on the weekend for the visit to Wales.

In the match outright, England are 1/6 odds-on for the victory* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred).

Head coach Eddie Jones gave some youngsters a run out against Italy, like scrum-half Harry Randall who impressed.

England won’t see the return of Manu Tuilagi after all, as he picked up another hamstring injury this week at camp.

In terms of current form, England have won all but one of their last six internationals, which was the setback against Scotland.

It is a seven-match winning streak at Twickenham that they are on.

The last team to show up there and beat them was Scotland in last season’s Six Nations.

That’s the only home defeat that England have suffered in their last twelve at HQ.

Our betting prediction:
England 1-10 winning margin

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* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred)


England do have the head to head form against Wales from their recent meetings.

It’s a five-match winning streak at home that they are on against the Welsh, going unbeaten in six.

England have won their last four at Twickenham against Wales in the Six Nations.

An England -13 handicap is at even money* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred).

England have failed to cover their pre-match handicap line in three-quarters of their last 12 Six Nations matches.

Therefore, this could be tighter than perhaps expected.

Wales Preview – Can Wales upset the odds?

Wales were underdogs at home to Scotland in the second round of Six Nations Rugby action this year.

But they fought and scrapped for everything, and came away with a 20-17 victory.

Wales are the 11/2 underdogs in the match outright for rugby betting* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred).

Much has been made of them not being at full strength for this championship, because of injuries.

While that’s true, Wales are never ones to write off as they proved a fortnight ago.

But can they defy those massive odds to cause an upset?

There is a way into this match for them, with England’s half-backs Harry Randall and Marcus Smith not being the biggest of defenders.

So taking on England physically there could give the Welsh an opening.

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Wales though, despite beating Scotland never really looked like a potent attacking force in their victory.

It was hard work, grit and determination which got them there.

But their last five defeats in England have been by a margin of eight points.

So the Wales +13 handicap line at even money may pique some Six Nations rugby betting interest* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred).

Wales have now won four of their last Six Nations matches as underdogs.

However, they haven’t won away at any of the world’s top five-ranked teams since they landed their 2019 Six Nations crown.


England vs Wales Betting Advice

England should have the nous and the strengths to put the big W on the board in this Six Nations match.

But even though they eased to a 33-0 win over Italy in their last match, they again went off the boil in the second half.

So the pick for this one is going to be a Wales +13 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred).


Key Facts – England vs Wales Betting Tip

  • England have won their last five at Twickenham against Wales
  • England’s Marcus Smith has been the first try scorer in his country’s two matches in this campaign
  • Wales have won 4 of their last 6 Six Nations matches as underdogs


They have been within that in each of their last five losses at Twickenham (average margin).

England have been underachieving for a while now in the championship and they only managed one try in the final 20 minutes of their last match against a tired Italy.

An England 1-10 winning margin may do it at 2/1* (odds recorded 17:48 GMT on February 25th, 2022 at Betfred).


The best betting odds for England vs Wales

England to win: 1/6 at Bet365
Draw: 25/1 at Bet365
Wales to win: 11/2 at Bet365