England v South Africa Rugby World Cup Final Betting Tips
It’s the Rugby World Cup final this weekend as England look for revenge over South Africa for the 2007 Final. Both sides have impressed but there is a feeling in the air that this is England’s game to lose. What remains to be seen is how England handle the pressure of being favourites after their underdog win over New Zealand last week.
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After opening the scoring in England’s impressive semi-final win over New Zealand, Bet UK have boosted Manu Tuilagi to be the First Tryscorer from 9/1 to 12/1.
England’s Rugby World Cup Form
How England Reached The Final
England have been dominant in every game in Japan, and it’s no surprise that they come into final as heavy favourites. They started their campaign with a 32 point win over Tonga, before finishing off the USA and Argentina in Pool C. Their final game in the Pools fell victim to Typhoon Hagibis, but it didn’t affect their final standing as England emerged as winners of Pool C. That set up a classic quarter-final tie against Australia, but again, England looked in complete control from the first whistle. Things didn’t get any easier as the All Blacks were the next team facing England. As New Zealand lined up for their haka, England faced them in a V formation, completely killing any chance of intimidation from the All Black’s. The tactic seemed to pay off, with England scoring the first try within 2 minutes. George Ford converted 2 penalties before New Zealand came back with a try of their own, but England controlled the rest of the game to reach their first World Cup Final in 12 years. In their wins during the World Cup, England have won by an average of 27 points, even winning by 12 when facing the best team in the world at the moment.
South Africa’s Rugby World Cup Form
How South Africa Reached The Final
The Springboks have reached the Rugby World Cup Final for the first time since their 2007 win. They might be one match away from a 3rd World Cup win, but South Africa got off to a struggling start. They lost their opening match 23-13 against New Zealand, but never looked back after that. Emphatic victories over Namibia, Canada and Italy set them up for a quarter-final match against Japan. They were rampant again against the hosts, racking up 26 points in an easy win. Against Wales in the semi-finals, South Africa were underdogs, but emerged as winners in a close fought 19-13 win. Their scoring has been the obvious highlight for South Africa. They are the highest points scorers in the World Cup, with 230 points from 6 games, an incredible average of 38 points. But when facing quality teams, their defence has come undone. Only New Zealand and Wales have scored over 7 points against the Springboks, but they will face similar strengths when they play England. Whatever happens, if we look at South Africa’s play, there should be plenty of points in the final.
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Where’s The Value Bet?
Something that both England and South Africa have been taking advantage of throughout the World Cup is outlasting their opponent. As well as having superior endurance, both sides have such deep squads that any substitutions can have an immediate effect on the match. That means that second half scoring explosions are common for both sides, and it’s something we’ve seen in almost every match this World Cup. Combined, England and South Africa have scored 175 first-half points, compared to 233 after the break. Highest half betting is just one of the rugby betting markets that Bet UK offer, so we can look there for some value. 4/5 for the second half to be the highest-scoring half is very good value for something we have consistently seen in Japan.
How To Watch The Rugby World Cup Final
The Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa will be shown live on ITV from 9am on Saturday 2nd November.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
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We’ve kept it simple with our betting tip, and we are backing England to win the World Cup for a second time. They’ve looked largely untroubled throughout the World Cup, even against the All Blacks, so anything other than another routine victory would be a shock.
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