England and New Zealand meet in a highly anticipated match at Twickenham on Saturday and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.
England made short work of a 20 point handicap against Japan last week running out 52-13 victors. It came a week after a shock 1 point defeat to Argentina, a game where they had started 15 point favourites.
England will be looking for victory here which will see them going into the final game of the Autumn Nations Series against South Africa in good spirits.
New Zealand appeared to be cruising to victory against Scotland last week when they led 14-0 early, but the Scots came back to lead 23-14 deep into the match and it was only the impact of the New Zealand bench which saved them and they eventually ran out 31-23 victors.
The week before the All Blacks had delivered for -12.5 punters when they hammered Wales 55-23 and a week earlier they had beaten Japan 38-31 in Tokyo.
These sides have not met since the World Cup semi-final in Japan when England ran out 19-7 victors. That broke a run of 6 successive New Zealand victories including 3 in a row at Twickenham. These sides last met at Twickenham in 2018 with New Zealand edging it 16-15 and in 2014 it was the All Blacks who came out on top 24-21 in another close encounter.
15 Freddie Steward, 14 Jack Nowell, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Jonny May, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Jack van Poortvliet, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Sam Simmonds, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Ellis Genge.
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Will Stuart, 19 David Ribbans, 20 Jack Willis, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Guy Porter, 23 Henry Slade
15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Dalton Papali’i, 6 Scott Barrett, 5 Samuel Whitelock (Captain), 4Brodie Retallick, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Ethan de Groot
Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 George Bower, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Shannon Frizell, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 David Havili, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown
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New Zealand 15/20
Handicap: England +2.5
Suggested Bet: England win at 27/20
This should be an absolutely titanic encounter, but I really like the team that England have picked here and while New Zealand have improved in recent months they still look vulnerable when compared to All Black teams of old.
There are plenty of other betting markets on the game and I quite like Jonny May to score the First Try at 12/1.
Points Lines and other Exotic Markets will be available closer to kick-off.
Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change