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Wales v England tips: All eyes on Cardiff for potential Six Nations decider

| 22.02.2019

Wales versus England is always a grand occasion, with an atmosphere to match. But this weekend’s clash in Cardiff will be something else.

The pair are the only sides to win their opening two matches of the 2019 Six Nations, and this has now become something of a potential tournament decider.

Eddie Jones’ England are 1/7 favourites to win the tournament, but Warrant Gatland’s Wales (who have won 11 straight Test matches) are next up at 5/1.

A home win on Saturday night would turn those odds upside down, and it’s all live on BBC One, with kick-off at 4.45pm…

Match odds

England are the 1/2 favourites to win this one at the Principality Stadium. The Red Rose have won both of their last two visits to the ground by a 21-16 scoreline.

Wales are the 15/8 outsiders to bag that 12th straight win. A draw is an always-lengthy outshot at 20s.

Key players

The general consensus is that England have the greater squad, but Wales have home advantage and showed unceasing desire to produce that memorable win in Paris three weeks ago.

But can they handle England’s creativity? France certainly couldn’t. Les Blues were torn apart time and time again at Twickenham.

Wales coach Gatland has ensured that Wales will be better than they were in their 26-15 win over Italy in Rome.

The hosts will need to keep close tabs on Jonny May. The winger has been sensational so far, with Jones likening him to a dog chasing a tennis ball.  Ben Moon and Jack Nowell come in for England, with Mako Vunipola and Chris Ashton injured.

For hosts, Gareth Anscombe takes the fly-half role ahead of Dan Biggar, with Gareth Davies and Cory Hill also in the starting XV.

Points and try scorers

Having gone over four times already, there’s no surprise that May is first tryscorer favourite at 7/1. The 28-year-old is also 5/6 anytime.

George North has two tries in the tournament so far, and is 12/1 to record the game’s first try, with 11/5 saying he goes over at any point.

Click here for the latest Wales v England odds.

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



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.