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Wales v England: Look to try rush market for Six Nations decider

| 15.03.2013

England do not need to score a try to beat Wales and claim the Grand Slam or simply to confirm themselves as Six Nations champions and try markets appear to provide the best betting opportunities in the clash at the Millennium Stadium.

England have managed only a single try in their last three Six Nations encounters and even this was slightly fortunate against France, as the ball popped out of a ruck, struck Mako Vunipola in an offside position and landed in the grateful arms of Manu Tuilagi.

Doubts have been raised about England’s try-scoring abilities after they failed to go over at home to Italy, while they also had to rely on penalties to win in Ireland.

It may well be more of the same against Wales, with the decision to play both Owen Farrell and Ben Youngs suggesting that England are favouring a game based more around territory.

Meanwhile, with Tom Wood picked again at number eight, Stuart Lancaster remains without a true ball carrier from the base of the scrum, which reduces the chances of a try being scored.

Furthermore, Wales have not conceded a Six Nations try in three games since losing to Ireland in their opener, which suggests that their defensive organisation has improved.

The try rush market has 6/4 as the price that both teams fail to score a try in Wales and taking everything into consideration, this seems a fine price.

Alternatively, Wales are 10/11 to score the first try and this could be a shrewd bet given that England also failed to cross the whitewash against them at Twickenham last season.

In terms of match betting, England are 8/11 to beat Wales, with the hosts 5/4 for victory despite their home advantage.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.