England v South Africa

England v South Africa

Preview by DAVE ANDERSON, 02/11/2019.

Our main betting preview for this week looks at the Rugby World Cup Final that's kicking-off at 9am on Saturday November 2nd with England taking on South Africa in Yokohama.

As well as a match preview for Englan d v South Africa, we've also listed British Bookmakers best odds and the betting offers to use if you're placing a bet on the Final of RWC2019.

England v South Africa: Best Odds

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

Saturday 2nd November

NB: England v South Africa odds correct at 05:28 on 02/11/2019 and are subject to change.

England v South Africa: Betting Offers

As well as bookmakers best odds, we've also listed their betting offers that you can utilise when placing a bet on the Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa.

The Rugby World Cup Final; England v South Africa, is taking place at the International Stadium in Yokohama, and will be shown live on ITV at 9am on Saturday morning.

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England v South Africa: Match Preview

After a couple of spectacular Semi-Finals, the culmination of the 2019 Rugby World Cup takes place this Saturday morning, with England facing South Africa in the Final.

South Africa win more often when these sides meet at this stage of the competition, but after a stunning victory against the All Blacks, bookmakers offer England as favourites to win the tie.

It will certainly be a close match, but England have won 3 of the last 5 fixtures against South Africa, and Eddie Jones will be determined to secure England’s 2nd Rugby World Cup title.

England have also had more success in recent times against South Africa, however The Springboks have the edge historically, with 25 wins compared to England’s 15.

Rassie Erasmus has made huge strides since he took over, and having won this year’s Rugby Championship, South Africa look extremely strong and won’t be an easy side to beat.

In saying that, the England squad are also playing very well at the moment, and are without a doubt showcasing some of the best rugby we’ve seen from them in quite a while.

The Final of the Rugby World Cup is always a tough match that's usually fairly evenly matched, and with 2 powerhouses facing each other, this is set to be an epic clash!

In the lead up to England v South Africa, we've looked at both teams performances so far in the competition, and any player injuries that could affect either coaches preparations for the Final.

England: Team News

The English squad have had a sensational Rugby World Cup campaign, winning all but one of their fixtures, which was a draw for a cancelled match due to Typhoon Hagibis.

Eddie Jones’ side delivered superb victories over Tonga, the USA and Argentina in Pool C.

They then went on to qualify for their first Final since 2007 with a Quarter-Final win over Australia and a striking 19-7 victory in the Semi-Finals against the All Blacks.

The New Zealand match brought them their toughest challenge of the tournament, but an on-form English side were brilliant in their defeat of the reigning champions.

That win allowed England to qualify for their first Final in 12 years, with their opposition in Saturday's match the same team that it was as back in 2007, South Africa.

If England can maintain the power and form they displayed against the Australian's and Kiwi's, there's no reason why they won't be coming home with a World Cup trophy in hand.

The biggest challenge for both sides is the fact that they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses extremely so well, due to the 4 times they played each other in 2018.

This is likely to be quite a tactical game, and if England can maintain the level of ball retention they had against New Zealand in the Semi's, and push through an impressive Springboks defence, on paper there’s no reason why they can’t win.

Of course, England will need to be extremely disciplined, and if they can leverage the confidence of beating the All Blacks, they could deliver on the day and beat the South Africans.

England: Form

England have won all of the 5 Rugby World Cup fixtures that they've played so far in the competition, scoring a total of 178 points (35.6 per game), and conceding 43 points.

W W W W W

England 19 - 7 New Zealand
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England 40 - 16 Australia
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England 39 - 10 Argentina
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England 45 - 7 USA
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England 35 - 3 Tonga
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South Africa: Team News

Rassie Erasmus' successful overhaul of the South African team has delivered a Rugby Championship and ensured that they qualified for the Rugby World Cup Final this weekend.

South Africa have looked consistent throughout the tournament, winning 3 of the 4 Pool B matches, beating Namibia, Italy and Canada, but losing to New Zealand in their opening match.

Erasmus’s side then went on to deliver a convincing victory over Japan in the Quarter-Finals, but only managed a narrow 19-16 win against Wales in the Semi-Finals.

Although this wasn’t a fantastic result, it was enough to get the Springboks through to the Final where they now take on the number 1 seeded team in World Rugby, England.

South Africa are seeded 2 and are an extremely strong team, and won’t make it easy for England, especially when they probably have the best defence and flyhalf in the competition.

Although the Springboks are considered underdogs, it would be foolish to write South Africa off for Saturday morning's early kick-off at the International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.

Especially as the last time they met in a Rugby World Cup Final was back in 2007 when the Springboks overcame the English side by 15 points to 6 at the Stade de France in Paris.

Both England and South Africa are very evenly matched, and the winner of this will more than likely be the side who can create the most opportunities and then do something with them.

South Africa: Form

South Africa have also won all 5 of their previous Rugby World Cup fixtures. They've scored more points than England, 217 in total (43.4 per game), and conceded less (32).

W W W W W

Wales 16 - 19 South Africa
W
Japan 3 - 26 South Africa
W
South Africa 66 - 7 Canada
W
South Africa 49 - 3 Italy
W
South Africa 57 - 3 Namibia
W

England & South Africa: 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.

South Africa on the other hand were winners back in 1995 after beating the All Blacks 15-12 and then again in 2007 when they beat... yes, you guessed it - England (15 - 6).

During the 2019 Rugby World Cup England have scored a total of 178 points (35.6 points per game). Only South Africa have scored more with 217 on the board (43.4 per game).

In terms of all time results, England have played 49 matches in all competitions and have a 73% win rate with 36 of the matches ending in wins, 0 draws and 13 losses.

England have scored a total of 1557 points over those 49 matches (31.78 points per match).

They've scored 169 tries in those 49 fixtures; which works out at 3.45 tries per match. England have also scored 123 conversions, 143 penalties and 21 drop goals.

South Africa's all time results are slightly more impressive as they've won 35 of the 42 matches that they've played, with 0 draws and 7 losses giving them an 83% win rate.

They have accrued a 1480 points in the 42 fixtures that they've played which works out at 35.24 points scored per match on average, which is 4 points more per match than England.

The Springboks have also racked up 172 tries in those 42 matches, which works out at an average of 4.1 tries scored per match, once again more than England manage per game.

South Africa have scored 124 conversions, 108 penalties and 16 drop goals in 42 fixtures. So virtually the same number of conversions as England, but after playing fewer matches.

For more RWC2019 stats, check out the official Rugby World Cup Stats Hub website.