2019 Rugby World Cup Final Betting Preview: England vs South Africa
England and South Africa meet in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the former are clear favourites following a famous victory over New Zealand in the buildup.
South Africa’s strong set-piece play ensured there wouldn’t be an all-British final, as they overcame Wales by just three points to win their match 19-16.
Nitrogen Sports Blog previews England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Final of 2019.
England vs. South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup betting preview on November 2, 2019
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama City, Japan
2019 Rugby World Cup odds: England (-4), South Africa (+4)
England vs. South Africa Rugby World Cup Final 2019 moneyline odds for England: -210
The first team to beat New Zealand in the World Cup for over a decade, England secured their place in the final with an incredible defensive display against the All Blacks.
It’s likely to be the game of the tournament, leading to a slightly anticlimactic finale.
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For all of the attention paid to their ‘historic win’ in the semis, there’s still the small matter of South Africa to deal with. England lost to SA in the 2007 final, and their opponents are similar today in terms of tactics and setup.
England are expected to attack, and they should have enough guile to see off the Springboks if all goes to plan.
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The stage is set and we are down to our last two teams fighting for the championship. Who’s your pick to win the finals?
England vs. South Africa Rugby World Cup Final 2019 moneyline odds for South Africa: +176
South Africa secured their place after beating Wales 19-16 in a tense semi-final. It was a turgid game, but one in which Handre Pollard proved to be the difference. The flyhalf didn’t miss any of his five kicks at goal, including four penalties and a conversion after Damian de Allende’s 57th-minute try.
The Welsh team were hoping to reach their first ever final, but once they fell into South Africa’s trap, they never looked likely to pave a route to face England.
The Springboks aren’t fancied in the final, but it’s worth noting that they too have beaten New Zealand fairly recently, (a 2018 win in the Rugby Championship) and they could still have enough in the locker to give England something to think about.
Kick and chase still works, and it was enough to see off Ireland. England have it all to lose, so it’ll come down to pressure and performances on the night.
The England vs. South Africa 2019 Rugby World Cup Final is sure to be a memorable sporting event. Thinking of betting on this match? Check out our piece on how to bet on sports first.