England v Wales Rugby Winner Odds & predictions

Wales head to Twickenham for Sunday's clash

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Rugby Preview – Sunday, August 11th, 2019

The build-up to the World Cup is on. Both England and Wales will be looking at their squads, assessing their options ahead of the tournament. This is the start of a four-game preparation sequence for England before they get on the plane to Japan on September 8th for the World Cup. Wales will be hoping for more success against the English After beating them in this year’s Six Nations.

England v Wales Odds*

England 4/9
Wales 15/8
Draw 22/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)

England and Wales begin World Cup preparations

While this is friendly, it is important in terms of both teams looking at their playing options ahead of the World Cup. England assembled 33 players in their camp this week ahead of the Twickenham meeting on Sunday. This is going to be some massively important game time.

Wales 1-10 Winning Margin
11/4

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England have four uncapped players in their squad, Lewis Ludlam, Willi Heinz, Joe Marchant and Ruairdh McConnochie. Following this, England will make the trip to Cardiff to face the Welsh again on the 17th, before meeting Ireland at Twickenham on the 24th adn then Italy in Newcastle on September 6th.

Wales knows that they have lost number eight Taulupe Faletau from World Cup action because of a collarbone injury. Wales will be facing England twice and Ireland twice in their World Cup preparations.

Back in this year’s Six Nations the Welsh produced a 21-13 victory over England in Cardiff having fought back from an early deficit. Wales would go on to claim the Six Nations title with an impressive five wins from five, which will see them head to the World Cup as one of the front runners.

Head to head

England were on a four-match winning streak over the Welsh before their 21-13 loss in Cardiff earlier this year. In the last decade, the two nations have met a total of 14 times. England are W9 L5 in that sequence of games. They have lost two of the last eight against the Dragons.

Predictions

The Six Nations meeting earlier this year was ferocious. It’s not likely to get up to that level. It’s the first competitive action for players since May when the domestic and European club action wound up.

So this is probably going to decline in the second half when the replacements start flowing. The Red Rose have home advantage and the bookies have them as the favourites for the match win and are at 10/11 for a -6 handicap* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.).

 


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