England v New Zealand Tips & Predictions
26th October 2019 – 09:00
Match Preview & Team News
It’s crunch time at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. England take on New Zealand in the battle of northern and southern hemispheres in the first semi-final on Saturday at International Stadium in Yokohama.
There is nothing to suggest an English success here, but they still believe to have it takes to dethrone the back-to-back champions here. New Zealand won 33 of 41 head to head affairs over the course of history. They came on top of 15 of the last 16 meetings with England whose last victory came seven years ago.
The All Blacks have had an exceptional tournament as they stormed past both South Africa and Ireland (the only two nations capable of beating them, alongside England) en route to the semi-final. They scored whopping 46 points in the drubbing of Ireland who have enjoyed a stellar form before the tournament began.
England have also been impressive themselves in Japan. They outclassed Argentina and Australia in the last two games they played bagging 79 points in total in these two clashes. Only Wallabies managed to score more than 10 points against them so far (16). However, can their stern defence hold on against the best team in the world?
England came close to beating the mighty All Blacks when teams last locked horns in November last year (friendly). It was the superb defence which brought the English team to a narrow 15-16 loss, but can they repeat it here at the biggest stage?
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
New Zealand are by far the best team in the world and they are about to prove it on Saturday in Yokohama. We’ll back the All Blacks to win by at least seven points difference as the main pick at the odds of 4/5.
HT/FT Market Prediction
The All Blacks should be in control from the very get-go and we expect them to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end. Such a scenario can be backed at 8/11 odds.
England v New Zealand predictions:
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