England vs Samoa Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
England vs Samoa | Saturday 22 November, 2014 | Twickenham | 19:00
England have failed to register a win in their last five tests and will use a home game against Samoa on Saturday to try to bounce back to their winning ways.
England’s stats may in fact sound worse than they are, however, as four of their recent losses came against New Zealand with South Africa’s narrow 31-28 victory in the Autumn Internationals last weekend making it up to five.
Although these recent disappointments coming at the hands of two of the world’s greatest teams, Stuart Lancaster’s men should be expected to meet such high standards, not admit defeat.
George Ford will make his full England debut starting at fly-half with coach Stuart Lancaster stating his faith in the 21-year-old this week.
“George Ford, I can tell you, is the boss. George is more than happy to hold his own,” Lancaster commented of the Bath fly-half’s inclusion in his starting XV.
Owen Farrell will move to inside centre to make way for Ford and Ben Youngs will replace Danny Care at scrum-half.
The Samoans are a particularly physical team and England will need to work on overpowering or simply outrunning their opponents if they’re to get back on track.
Their recent record is mixed having won one and lost one in the autumn series, 24-13 to Italy before triumphing over Canada last week 23-13, however they’ve only lost one of their last five tests (W3, D1).
Samoa will be making six changes to their winning XV from last Friday including Northampton’s Ken Pisi coming in at full-back.
In full pelt the Samoan team can me extremely fluent and accurate, combining both pace and power. If England can step up and put them on the back foot from the start then they’ll dominate at Twickenham.
England vs Samoa Betting Tips
The bookies have England as the clear winners but betting on the winning margin is a far more lucrative bet. An England victory with a margin of 21-25 looks good at 5/1 with Betway.
Sky Bet has some great odds on tries with Ben Morgan at 12/1 to score two or more tries.