England vs New Zealand
England plays host to New Zealand at Twickenham for this Autumn Internationals. The home side bounced back from their defeat to Argentina with a crushing 52-13 win over Japan while the visitors had an excellent come from behind win over Scotland in their last match. England will be hoping to continue with the form they showed last week although they will never be give the space or time afforded to them by the Japanese. The home team will need to match the physicality of the All Blacks if they are to have any chance of winning the match.
TIP: England will have fond memories of their last meeting with New Zealand as they beat them 19-7 in the World Cup semi-final. Players like Manu Tuilagi and Maro Itoje will need to repeat their performance from that day if England are to gain successive wins over the All Blacks for the first time. The bookies have new Zealand as favourites for this match and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.72, Playabets 1.75 and Sunbet 1.72
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
England vs New Zealand
- England beat New Zealand in the World Cup semi- final the last time sides met.
- New Zealand have won six of the last eight matches between the sides.
Latest results for both teams
England beat Japan 52-13 in their last match while New Zealand beat Scotland 31-23 in their last match.
The return of Richie Mounga and Aaron Smith to the starting team will provide them with the attacking fluency which was missing for long periods in the last match. After a patchy start to the year in which they lost at home for the first time to both Ireland and Argentina they are looking more like the All Blacks of old. Both these teams will have one eye on the World Cup as they experiment with team selections and different combinations. England will need their senior players to stand up in this match as the All Blacks looked in ominous form especially late in the Scottish match when their replacement players came on. We are expecting New Zealand to pick their strongest team in their final tour match therefore I am backing them to win by 10 points
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Jack van Poortvliet, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Sam Simmonds, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ellis Genge
15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Dalton Papali’i, 6 Scott Barrett, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Ethan de Groot
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the New Zealand victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the New Zealand handicap:
The complete odds on the New Zealand handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-2.5) 1.89
Playabets (-2.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor odds on the New Zealand win therefore we suggest the away side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.90,
Sunbet (-2.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-2.5) 1.84
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