England vs Wallabies Rugby Betting Tips
Australia’s national rugby union team has a lot to prove going into this weekend’s test match against England at Twickenham, to be played Sunday 2 a.m. AEST. Not only is the national team having a big season, but at least two former Wallabies’ greats got stuck into the team through the media.
Wallabies Want to End Poor 2018 Rugby Season on High Note
Australia are underdogs, paying as much as 3.50 for the win at Neds following a poor season in which they’ve won just 4 of 12 games – including a 26-7 win over Italy last week. England, who are paying 1.35 for the win at Unibet, have only done slightly better this year, winning 5 of 11, although they’ve had an impressive November, beating South Africa and Japan and losing by a point to the world champion All Blacks.
Former Wallabies captains Simon Poidevin and Michael Lynagh both got stuck into the national team in the leadup to the game. Lynagh told The Times’ Ruck Podcast that England would never get a better chance to beat the Aussies at home. And Poidevin, speaking in an interview with Fox Rugby Podcast, said Wallabies’ coach Michael Cheika would need to make big changes to his forward pack – and he also suggested Kurtley Beale be dropped.
“We’ve got a huge challenge this weekend,” Poidevin said. “The bookmakers are right setting that market. On the form, Australia’s got a lot of work to do. He (Cheika)’s got to pick the right team to begin with, but also pick a team that will go 80 minutes hammer and tongs with England because there’s no other way to beat them at Twickenham.”
English Defence will be Tough Nut for Wallabies to Crack
The Wallabies have scored 6 tries and conceded 6 in the end-of-year “Autumn internationals” taking place in the Northern Hemisphere. They scored 4 tries against the Italians after going try-less in a loss to Wales in Cardiff and scoring 2 in a big loss to New Zealand in Japan. England have scored 6 but conceded 4 in their last 3 games. They beat South Africa despite scoring 0 tries to 1, lost to the All Blacks despite scoring 2 to 1, and then went all-out-attack with 4 tries to 2 in a free-flowing win over Japan.
In scoring markets, Pointsbet is quoting betting odds of 1.50 for England to score the first try and 2.45 for Australia to score the first try. The odds of there being no try scorer are 34.00. Topbetta is offering 2.30 on England to win by 1-12 points or 2.38 to win by 12+. They beat Australia 30-5 when the two sides met in the same end-of-season fixture at Twickenham last year.