Live on Skysports 3: Sat 14.30: England head to Cardiff to take on Wales and it’s the Welsh who can profit from a 4.5 point headstart.
Last week’s encounter ended in a 23-19 victory for England, Wales fighting back valiantly from an 11 point defecit on the hour mark to push the English close. Wales head back home to Cardiff as Sportingbet’s 9/5 outsiders while the visitors are 4/7 favs with Betfred.
With 13 changes – some strengthening, some not – Johnson is testing out the 40-man squad at his disposal and England will surely lack some fluidity. The Welsh are well worth taking on the handicaps then; Paddy Power going 10/11 for a Welsh win with a 4.5 point headstart, which would have ensured a Welsh win last time out.
Skybet make Wales 11/10 to be the first team to get on the scoresheet while Betdaq go 3/1 that Wales can lead at half time and go onto win. Alternatively, Ladbrokes have 8/1 about England leading at the break but Wales to win in the end as perhaps the substitutions begin to ruin England’s momentum.
Elsewhere, France are 10/11 (William Hill) to beat Ireland by at least 11 points.