England vs South Africa
England welcomes South Africa to Twickenham for this final match of the Autumn Internationals. The home team will be full of confidence coming into this match after staging one of the greatest comebacks in recent history when they drew 25-25 with the All Blacks. The visitors also had their first win of their end of year tour when they thrashed Italy 63-21 in their last match. England looked dead and buried in their last match as they trailed New Zealand 25-6 in the 71st minute but a crazy eight-minute spell saw them score 19 points to force a draw.
TIP: The Springboks put behind them the opening two tour losses as they romped to victory against the Italians. They looked like a side transformed when Mannie Libbok was introduced from the bench as he pulled the strings in a dominant display. The contest between him and Marcus Smith promises to be one of the highlights of the match. South Africa will again rely on their Bomb Squad replacements to seal the win in the second half. he bookies have England as favourites but I’m tipping the Boks on the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.40, Playabets 2.35 and Sunbet 2.40
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
England vs South Africa
- South Africa last beat England at Twickenham back in 2014.
- The last six matches between these teams are split three wins apiece.
Latest results for both teams
England drew 25-25 with New Zealand in their last match while the Springboks thrashed Italy 63-21 in their last match.
Both teams have similar game plans whereby they use their powerful forwards to dominate the opposition and grind out results but they have played their best rugby recently when they kept ball in hand and ran at the opposition. England have been trying many new combinations as they experiment ahead of next year’s Six Nations and World Cup but we expect them to select their strongest team for this match. The loss of some key players for the Springboks will certainly hurt them in this match. I am predicting a very hard four Springbok win by points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Tommy Freeman, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Jack van Poortvliet, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Alex Coles, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the South Africa victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the South Africa handicap:
The complete odds on the South Africa handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90
Sunbet (+3.5) 1.89
Playabets (+3.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are excellent odds on the Springboks upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the visitors on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+3.5) 1.90, Sunbet (+3.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+3.5) 1.84
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