Italy vs England Rugby Betting Tip England -25 handicap – 13th February 2022

England to bank a facile victory in Rome on the road to recovery

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Italy Italy vs England England
13th February 2022 – Kick Off 1500hrs
Rugby – England – Six Nations
Pick England -25 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: Even Money odds taken 01:18 GMT on February 11th, 2022

Things didn’t go to plan for England in their Six Nations opening fixture as they lost at Murrayfield against Scotland.

England did throw away a big chance of a win, having held a 7-point lead in the second half of the fixture.

Italy started in a positive frame of mind against France in their opener but ultimately fell to a loss.

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Italy Preview – Italians still on long winless run

There was no Six Nations joy for Italy on the opening weekend of this season’s tournament.

They were not expected to get the win, and duly lost 37-10 to France.

But there were some bright moments by Italy in the first half, looking a lot better than on paper, it may have seemed they would.

Italy are 14/1 underdogs in the match outright for Sunday* (odds recorded 01:18 GMT on February 11th, 2022 at William Hill).

Turning out a good enough performance over 80 minutes to take a Six Nations victory is a totally different thing.

Their losing streak in the tournament is now up to 33 matches.

But can they at least build on some of the promises that they showed last weekend to mount some kind of challenge on Sunday?

Our betting prediction:
England 21-30 Winning Margin

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* (odds recorded 01:18 GMT on February 11th, 2022 at William Hill)


History would be made if the Azzurri were to come up with something special.

They have never beaten England before.

The last time that they hosted England was in 2020 and suffered a 34-5 loss in Rome.

Italy have lost by a margin of at least 29 points in each of their last Six Nations matches against England.


England Preview – England will want a response

An infamous moment from England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie at Murrayfield last weekend blew England’s lead.

The forward had deliberately batted the ball away into touch, preventing a clear try-scoring chance for Scotland.

His error gave Scotland a penalty try, and a man-advantage, just shortly after England had taken control of the match.

It gave Scotland the opening that they needed.

England looked one dimensional in the match, never veering from a plan to kick behind Scotland, which didn’t really work.

There were no big, clinical moves across the backs, unleashing all of the talent that they have there.

But this is the ideal fixture in which England can bounce back.

It should at least give them a chance to tap into that creativity and get some positive vibes going again.

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An England -25 handicap is at a quote of Even Money for Sunday’s fixture* (odds recorded 01:18 GMT on February 11th, 2022 at William Hill).

The manner of the defeat at Murrayfield was disappointing for England as they controlled so much possession.

They had also gone into the match after a successful autumn international series.

England have gained some great confidence with victories over Australia and South Africa.

So to have seen that newfound optimism pop at the first challenge, was another blow for them.


Italy vs England Betting Advice

England should win this fixture, but fans will want to see a big clinical performance with the scoreboard ticking over consistently.

The England -25 handicap should be accessible from a quote of even money* (odds recorded 01:18 GMT on February 11th, 2022 at William Hill).

The trend from the most recent head to head points towards that.


Key Facts – Italy vs England Betting Tip

  • Italy have lost their last 33 Six Nations matches
  • Italy have won only two international fixtures since the start of 2020
  • England are undefeated against Italy


Italy were very spirited through the early stages against France last weekend but they still came up short.

It is likely that will do so again. Italy don’t look competitive over 80 minutes of rugby.

England should pick up a comfortable victory and the England 21-30 winning margin is at 10/3* (odds recorded 01:18 GMT on February 11th, 2022 at William Hill).


The best betting odds for Italy vs England

Italy to win: 14/1 at Bet365
Draw: 50/1 at Bet365
England to win: 1/50 at Bet365