England vs Australia 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Odds And Preview
The first-ever Rugby World Cup to take place in Asia has been a resounding success on the pitch, despite a few cancellations due to Japan’s extreme weather.
It’s finally time for the knockout stage, which will also feature the England vs. Australia quarterfinals clash at the Rugby World Cup 2019 . Nitrogen Sports Blog breaks the match down below.
England vs Australia 2019 Rugby World Cup game preview
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Ōita Stadium, Kyushu Island
Game Odds: England (-8.5) vs Australia (+8.5)
What to know about England
England are boosted by the news that Billy Vunipola is ‘very likely’ to return from injury in time for the meeting with Australia.
While England have beaten the Wallabies in each of their last six matchups, they also haven’t won a knockout game in the World Cup in over 12 years. Will that trend stop in this England vs. Australia Rugby World Cup 2019 matchup?
They’re still favorites to get to the next stage, barring an upset, but much depends on which version of their opponents turn up on the day.
England didn’t play their final group game against France as Typhoon Hagibis caused the match to be abandoned. They were improving with every game, so they may come to rue the break if they can’t emulate their prior form.
What to know about Australia
Australia has been a mixed bag so far. They were poor in the first half against both Fiji and Georgia, and even worse for long periods when they played Wales.
While they were unconvincing in the group stages, their attack dominated the lesser sides, and they won when they needed to.
They showed their capabilities during a 20-minute spell against Wales, but they’ll need to be at their best if they want any chance of coming out as winners in this England vs. Australia Rugby World Cup 2019 game. The Wallabies could yet pull off an upset, and the Red Roses don’t have the best record at record tournaments.
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