Italy v England, Betting Preview & Prediction

ITALY v ENGLAND – Click here to bet

England need to win this game with a bonus point and score plenty of points to put big pressure on to Ireland in their game against France later in the day.  There has been plenty of money for England with the Handicap moving from 28.5 points to the current level of (-31.5).

Italy were well beaten by Ireland in their catch-up Six Nations game last week and they have lost all 4 of their matches to date.

England’s warm up game against the Barbarians never took place and following an opening week loss to France they came out and won their following 3 matches.  While the handicap seems big, England have won their last 2 matches in Italy by 31 points and the game prior to that they won by 41 points.

BETTING

Italy 30/1

Draw 80/1

England 1/50

Handicap: Italy (+31.5) at 9/10. England (-31.5) at 9/10

Suggested Bet:  Half-time Handicap, Italy (+15.5) at 9/10

I expect some early fight from an Italian side that was very disappointing last week, but can take advantage of the fact that England will be a bit rusty.

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