RUGBY UNION BETTING: Live on Skysports 1: Sat 11.00: England and Australia clash in the 2nd Test of two, can England salvage anything from this encounter in Sydney?
Simply put, no they can’t.
To England’s credit, they fought back from a 14-0 halt time defecit last week with some impressive front pack work, finally losing 27-17, not a bad result at all. They have followed it up with a 15-9 win midweek over the Australian Barbarians but at 7/2 (Sportingbet), it would appear the bookies are still favouring Australia to win comfortably, themselves 1/4 at 888sport.
Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs and Northampton lock Courtney Lawes will make their first starts for England in the match in Sydney. Youngs and Lawes replace Danny Care and second-row Simon Shaw who both drop to the bench.
England can once again dominate the pack and the scrum but for years on end now, England have had no flair in the back line, nothing at all to suggest they can worry teams like Australia and New Zealand. England wont put big points on the board, they simply have to reduce how many the opposition get.
Australia -9 at 10/11 with William Hill looks a great bet and, being honest, so does -14 at 7/4 (also William Hill). Australia will really push things in the backs and can post a similar amount, in the 30′s this time, to a low England score.
Victor Chandler offer 4/7 for Australia to reach 10 points first, which can be expected.