England vs USA Prediction & Betting Odds - Rugby World Cup 2019 Picks
September 25, 2019
England play their second Pool C game of the Rugby World Cup 2019 when they face the USA at the Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday evening (local time).
England started the tournament with a less than convincing display in beating Tonga 35-3 in their opening group game in Sapporo on Sunday, while this will be the opening game for the USA.
With the games coming in quick succession, England coach Eddie Jones has rung the changes from Sunday, with no fewer than 10 changes to his starting line-up. As a consequence there will be Rugby World Cup debuts for wingers Ruaridh McConnochie and Joe Cokanasiga, plus Piers Francis at centre.
The Americans will go into this game with few expectations and little in the way of any pressure. Their South African Gary Gold will know all about the England team, having spent many years coaching there, while in AJ MacGinty, Joe Taufete’e and Paul Lasike, the USA can also call upon players based in the English Premiership. That inside knowledge of the opposition could prove invaluable.
Betting Odds - Winner
- England to win -10000 (1.01) $200* Free Bet
- Bet on Draw to win +5000 (51.00) $200* Free Bet
- USA to win +2000 (21.00) $200* Free Bet
- England to win -10000 (1.01) $250 Free Bet
- USA to win +3000 (31.00) $250 Free Bet
- England to win -10000 (1.01) $200 Free Bet
- Bet on Draw to win +2800 (29.00) $200 Free Bet
- USA to win +1200 (13.00) $200 Free Bet
England vs USA Betting Lines & Picks
In terms of RWC 2019 predictions going into this game, nothing less than a thoroughly convincing England win will be anticipated by most observers. In five previous meetings, England has won on each occasion, including victories in the World Cups of 1987, 1991 and 2007.
The Rugby World Cup odds are predictably heavily on England, with their betting line at Betway Sports being -10000 (1.01). The draw can be backed at odds of +8000 (81.0) with Betway and the USA are on offer at +4000 (41.0), also with Betway.
England will almost certainly win this game with something to spare, but the tip is the USA in the Handicap market +34 at -110 (1.91) with bet365. The USA should really be up for their first game of the tournament and against a much-changed England team, they can be backed to cover the spread.
Rugby World Cup Picks: Handicap – USA +34 @ -110 (1.91) with bet365