England v New Zealand

England v New Zealand

Preview by DAVE ANDERSON, 26/10/2019.

Our main betting preview for this week focuses on the first Rugby World Cup Semi-Final match that's kicking-off at 9am on Saturday with England taking on New Zealand in Yokohama.

As well as a match preview for England v New Zealand, we've also listed British Bookmakers best odds and the betting offers to use if you're betting on this RWC2019 Semi-Final.

England v New Zealand: Best Odds

Check out the best odds that bookmakers offer for an England win (H), a win for New Zealand (A), or an unlikely draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to compare more bookmakers odds.

Saturday 26th October

NB: England v New Zealand odds correct at 05:16 on 26/10/2019 and are subject to change.

England v New Zealand: Betting Offers

As well as bookmakers best odds, we've also listed their betting offers that you can use when betting on the first Rugby World Cup Semi-Final between England and New Zealand.

You can watch England v New Zealand live on ITV at 9am this Saturday morning.

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England to beat New Zealand: 18/1

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Expires 26/10/2019. New customers only. £10 minimum deposit using promo code "888ODDS" required. Qualifying bet must be placed at normal odds. Max bet £5. Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement. Further T&C’s apply, see 888sport website for full details.

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New Zealand to beat England: 6/1

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Expires 26/10/2019. New customers only. £10 minimum deposit using promo code "888ODDS" required. Qualifying bet must be placed at normal odds. Max bet £5. Extra winnings paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement. Further T&C’s apply, see 888sport website for full details.

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England to beat New Zealand: 50/1

Signup as a new customer at PaddyPower today using the promo code 'YSAC25' and you'll get the boosted price of 50/1 on England beating New Zealand.

Expires 26/10/2019. New customer offer, max stake €1, winnings paid in cash at the normal odds and topped up to the enhanced price in free bets, free bets are valid for 7 days, only deposits with Cards/PayPal count, multiple bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

William Hill Betting Offer William Hill Betting Offer

Bet £10, Get £30

Signup as a new customer at William Hill and bet £10 on England v New Zealand and win or lose, they'll credit your account with £30 in free bets (3 x £10 free bets).

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.

England v New Zealand: Match Preview

After a weekend of gripping 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final matches, we’re all set for the Semi-Finals which kick-off at 9am this Saturday morning with England v New Zealand.

In the first Semi-Final England take on New Zealand, with the winner facing either Wales or South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final on Saturday the 2nd of November.

England v New Zealand will be one of the most thrilling fixtures of the World Cup, and while bookmakers offer the All Blacks as favourites, England look good, and can’t be underestimated.

New Zealand are currently the number 1 ranked team in the world, and it’s easy to see why bookmakers offer them as the top contenders to take the title in Japan.

The All Blacks have an extremely strong record against England, and out of the 41 times these sides have met, England have only won on 7 occasions, with New Zealand bagging 33 wins.

What we can’t forget though, is that Eddie Jones has brought the side a long way since the Australian was appointed as England's first foreign head coach back in 2015.

Although New Zealand have won the past six tests against England, the scoring margin has steadily decreased, with their last meeting ending in a 16-15 victory for the All Blacks.

It was a memorable match as England had a controversial 75th minute try disallowed.

The last time these sides met in the Semi-Final stages of the Rugby World Cup was way back in 1995, when New Zealand advanced to the final with an impressive 45-29 victory.

The All Blacks are easily the stronger side, and there is no reason for them not to win this match, but England have shown amazing form lately and could deliver the upset of the tournament.

In the lead up to England v New Zealand, we've taken a look at both side’s performances in the Rugby World Cup, and any injuries that could affect either team's match preparations.

England: Team News

The English Rugby team have looked amazing in this World Cup, winning every game apart from the draw they were handed when the France match was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.

Huge victories over Tonga, the USA and Argentina in their Rugby World Cup Pool C matches ensured they finished at the top of the group, and progressed to the Quarter-Finals.

Eddie Jones’ side then went on to deliver a stunning 40-16 victory over Australia to make it through to the Semi-Finals of the tournament in emphatic style.

The win means that England, ranked 2nd in the World, will now face one of the biggest challenges the competition offers; beating the number 1 team in World Rugby - the All Blacks!

England haven’t always had a large amount of success in the Rugby World Cup, with their only win coming back in 2003 when they beat Australia in their own back yard in Sydney.

They’ve looked a lot more convincing throughout the competition that's been playing out in Japan, and Jones has developed a fantastic squad since he took over back in 2015.

Even though England have only had 1 victory against the All Blacks since 2003, and have never beaten them in a Rugby World Cup, they’re looking confident ahead of the clash.

If they can continue playing to the high standards we’ve seen so far this tournament, they’ll definitely give the All Blacks a run for their money and test them more than any other team.

England: Form

England have won all of the 4 Rugby World Cup fixtures that they've played so far in the competition, scoring a total of 159 points (39.75 per game), and conceding 36 points.

W W W W

England 40 - 16 Australia
W
England 39 - 10 Argentina
W
England 45 - 7 USA
W
England 35 - 3 Tonga
W

New Zealand: Team News

New Zealand are the bookmakers favourites to win the Rugby World Cup, and will be looking for a 3rd consecutive title, having won the last 2 competitions in 2011 and again in 2015.

Steve Hansen’s squad come into the England match having won all of their Pool B fixtures, apart from the draw that was handed out to them for the Japan match that was cancelled.

An impressive 46-14 victory over Ireland saw New Zealand move through to the Semi-Finals to face England - another match that British Bookmakers expect them to win.

The All Blacks are a truly impressive side that's playing well, however they are beatable.

Ireland have beaten them twice in the past 3 years, while they lost to Australia during the summer, and they were also held by the other main title contenders, South Africa.

England have met their Kiwi counterparts 3 times in Rugby World Cups, and lost each time, and it’s easy to see why New Zealand are expected to win and progress to the Final.

Should New Zealand prove too much for England and win their Semi-Final, they'll be playing either Wales or South Africa, both of whom they should be confident of beating.

New Zealand: Form

New Zealand have also won all 4 of their previous Rugby World Cup fixtures. They've scored more points than England, 203 in total (50.75 per game), but conceded the same (36).

W W W W

New Zealand 46 - 14 Ireland
W
New Zealand 71 - 9 Namibia
W
New Zealand 63 - 0 Canada
W
New Zealand 23 - 13 South Africa
W

England & New Zealand: Stats

England have won the Rugby World Cup once, back in 2015 when they beat Australia in a match that the Wallabies would have been considered to have home advantage in.

During the 2019 Rugby World Cup England have scored a total of 159 points, compared to New Zealand's 203. Only South Africa have scored more with 211 points in total.

In terms of all time results, England have played 49 matches in all competitions and have a 71% win rate with 35 of the matches ending in wins, 1 a draw and 13 losses.

England have scored a total of 1538 points over those 49 matches (31.39 points per match).

They've scored 168 tries in those 49 fixtures; which works out at 3.43 tries per match. England have also scored 122 conversions, 139 penalties and 21 drop goals.

New Zealand's all time results are slightly more impressive as they've won 48 of the 55 matches that they've played, with 1 draw and 6 losses giving them an 87% win rate.

The All Blacks have accrued a massive 2505 points in the 55 fixtures that they've played which works out at huge 45.55 points scored per match on average.

The Kiwi's have also racked up 340 tries in those 55 matches, which works out at an average of 6.18 tries scored per match - nearly double the 3.43 that England have managed.

New Zealand have scored 248 conversions, 113 penalties and 10 drop goals in 55 fixtures. So way more conversions than England, but less penalties and drop goals in more matches.

For more statistics check out the official Rugby World Cup Stats Hub website.

Semi-Final Results

England 19 - 7 New Zealand
Wales 16 - 19 South Africa

Rugby World Cup Final

England v South Africa