09-02-2024 Daily Predictions U20 Six Nations Championships England U20 vs Wales U20

England U20 vs Wales U20

Two unbeaten sides meet when England take on Wales in this second round encounter in the U20 Six Nations competition. The home side were very impressive in their 36-11 demolition away to Italy in the opening round. The visitors also looked good in their victory over Scotland in the last round. England the record seven time champions will be desperate to end the Irish hold on the title as the boys in Green have won three of the last four tournaments. They have an excellent pack this year with Sale’s prop Asher Opoku-Fordjour the standout in the front row.

TIP: In the years of England’s dominance in this competition their forward pack was the key. This year they look to have the strongest pack of forwards in years and if Wales are to have any chance they will need to at least gain some sort of parity up front. The visitors must look to be decisive with the boot as any wayward kicking out of hand will see them punished by a deadly English back three. The bookies have England as favourite and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway (1.04), Gbets (1.04) and Hollywoodbets (1.03)

HEAD-TO-HEAD STATS

England U20 vs Wales U20

  • England have won the last three matches between the sides.
  • Wales have only won one of the last five matches against England.

Latest results for both teams

England beat Italy 36-11 in their last match while Wales beat Scotland 37-29 in their last match.

PREDICTION

England have been guilty in recent tears of being too reliant on their forwards but they seem to have a better balance this season with excellent backline players like Ben Redshaw and Toby Cousins. The pair are brilliant counter attackers and will be looking for any space to run into. The star player for the Welsh is undoubtedly eighth man Morgan Morse. He has had a stellar year and has become a key player for Ospreys in the URC. England will need to keep a close eye on him as he doesn’t need a lot of space to make his dangerous runs. I am predicting an England win by 10 points.  

Probable Starting XVs

England U20

15 Ben Redshaw, 14 Toby Cousins, 13 Ben Waghorn, 12 Sean Kerr, 11 Alex Wills, 10 Rory Taylor, 9 Archie McParland; 1 Asher Opoku-Fordjour, 2 Craig Wright, 3 Billy Sela, 4 Olamide Sodeke, 5 Junior Kpoku, 6 Finn Carnduff (c), 7 Henry Pollock, 8 Zach Carr

Wales U20

15. Huw Anderson, 14. Harry Rees-Weldon, 13. Louie Hennessy, 12. Harri Ackerman (c), 11. Walker Price, 10. Harri Wilde, 9. Ieuan Davies; 1. Jordan Morris, 2. Hary Thomas, 3. Kian Hire, 4. Jonny Green, 5. Nick Thomas, 6. Osian Thomas, 7. Lucas de la Rua, 8. Morgan Morse

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the England U20 victory are as follows:

Betway (1.04)

Gbets (1.04)

Hollywoodbets (1.03)

Odds comparison on the Wales U20 handicap:

The complete odds on the Wales U20 handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+18.5) 

Gbets 1.90 (+18.5)

Hollywoodbets1.89 (+18.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the England outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+18.5), Gbets 1.90 (+18.5) and Hollywoodbets1.89 (+18.5)

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