26-08-2023 Daily Prediction Friendly Rugby International England vs Fiji

England vs Fiji

England welcomes the Flying Fijians to Twickenham for these teams final World Cup warm up match. The home team have been rocked by the suspension of Captain Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola after their recent Red Cards. Both players will miss England’s opening two matches of the tournament.

Fiji on the other hand will be satisfied with their Pacific Cup title but they were brought back to earth in their last match as France easily beat them 34-17. They will want to cut out the errors from their last match as they lost possession at crucial parts and gifted France with tries.

TIP: England have also made a number of changes from the last match with Johnny May and Max Malins coming into the team. There is also a change at scrum half with Alex Mitchell replacing the ageing, Ben Youngs. Fiji will be looking to their world class centre pairing of Waisea Nayacalevu and Semi Radradra to get them over the advantage line. If the visitors can match England in the forwards, then there could be an upset. The bookies have England as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.22, Gbets 1.23 and Hollywoodbets 1.22


England vs Fiji

  • England have won the previous four matches against Fiji.
  • All four victories have been by more than 20 points.

Latest results for both teams

England lost 29-10 to Ireland in their last match while Fiji lost 34-17 to France in their last match.  


Two teams with contrasting styles meet with the Fijians always looking to play with their flair while England will continue with their kick and chase tactic. It is quite surprising that the home team have selected their strongest team two games in a row. The battle at scrum time will go a long way to deciding the winner with Fijian prop Eroni Mawi coming up against players he faces in the English Premiership. If the visitors can get their off-loading game going, then the English will struggle to contain the Flying Fijians. I am predicting a home victory by 10 points.   

Probable Starting XVs


15 Freddie Steward, 14 Max Malins, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Alex Mitchell, 8 Ben Earl, 7 Jack Willis, 6 Courtney Lawes (c), 5 Ollie Chessum, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Theo Dan, 1 Ellis Genge


15 Ilaisa Droasese, 14 Selesitino Ravutaumada,13 Waisea Nayacalevu {c}, 12 Semi Radradra,11 Vinaya Habosi, 10 Caleb Muntz, 9 Frank Lomani, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Lekima Tagitagivalu, 6 Albert Tuisue, 5 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidveta, 4 Isoa Nasilasila, 3 Luke Tagi, 2 Sam Matavesi, 1 Eroni Mawi

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the England victory are as follows:

Betway 1.22

Gbets 1.23

Hollywoodbets 1.22

Odds comparison on the Fiji handicap:

The complete odds on the Fiji handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+14.5)

Gbets 1.87 (+14.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+14.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the England outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+14.5), Gbets 1.87 (+14.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+14.5)

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