One of the biggest matches of the Six Nations will take place this weekend as Wales host England at the Millennium Stadium. There has been lots of great action in the tournament so far and the race for the 2021 titles is heating up, with France and Wales leading the pack and still in contention for the Grand Slam. Both nations have nine points from the first two matches, while England trail in third place on six points. They will need a victory in Wales this weekend to keep their title defence alive this weekend. But the Welsh side will prove a tough opposition and come into this grudge match in excellent form. It is sure to be a lively game, even more so with lots at stake for both sides.
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Wales have won their first two matches of the 2021 Six Nations, defeating Ireland 21-16 three weeks ago and narrowly beating Scotland 25-24 in a thrilling match at Murrayfield in game week two. The two wins have given Wayne Pivac’s side momentum and they will also be buoyed by scoring bonus points in each match. England suffered a shock opening game loss to Scotland, falling to a 11-6 defeat at Twickenham in a poor display. Eddie Jones’ side recovered in the second match to comfortably defeat Italy 41-18 in a routine win.
A host of players will return to give Wales a boost ahead of this weekend’s fixture against England. George North is set to make his 100th appearance for Wales after missing the win over Scotland and fellow centre Jonathan Davies also returns. Flanker Josh Navidi and winger Josh Adams also return. However, Leigh Halfpenny and winger Hallam Amos are unlikely to feature and Tomos Williams has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. England have no major injury concerns ahead of the match.
Although Wales are in better form coming into the match, England have a good recent record against Wales. Eddie Jones’ side have lost just three of the last ten meetings between the two nations and won twice against Wales last year. As a result, the visitors are clear favourites to win the match, with SBK providing the best value at 10/21.
But Wales cannot be ruled out for this match. Pivac’s Wales are impressive at the Millennium Stadium and have already beaten Ireland at home in this years’ Six Nations. Our pick of the week, is to back Wales and their bolstered squad to cause an upset with 11/5 odds provided by Bet365.
Anytime Try scorer
Wales have scored six tries in this year’s Six Nations, including four in their 25-24 victory over Scotland. The returning Josh Adams was Wales’ top scorer at the 2019 World Cup and is priced at 14/5 with SpreadEx to score at anytime in this weekend’s match. England struggled to amass points against Scotland in the opening game, and failed to score a single try, but were more fluid in attack against Italy. Anthony Watson scored two tries in that match and is 11/5 with Bet365 to score anytime against Wales this weekend.
But our pick this week is to go with another returning Welsh player, George North, to score a try at anytime with odds of 4/1 provided by Bet365. North scored the decisive try to give his side victory over Ireland on the opening game day and could repeat his heroics this weekend.
When Wales and England last met in November 2020, England won 24-13. It was the first time in three matches where Eddie Jones’ side secured a winning margin of 10 points or more. To back England to repeat this feat in the 2021 Six Nations, Betfair our providing odds of 11/4 to beat Wales by 11-20 points in Cardiff.
Wales’ recent victories over England have been narrower by comparison. The largest recent Welsh victory was by eight points back in the 2019 Six Nations tournament. Our tip for the winning margin this week is to back Wales to win by a narrow margin and go with Betfred’s offer of 6/1 for Wales to win by 1-5 points.
Our Wales v England Betting Tips
Wales to Win – 11/5 with Bet365
George North to Score a Try Anytime – 4/1 with Bet365
Wales to Win by 1-5 Points – 6/1 with Betfred
Wales v England is always a tense, dramatic affair and one of the highlights of any Six Nations tournament. We hope you take enjoyment from watching the game and placing a bet on the fixture and if you decide to follow one of our tips, remember we try to find and advise on good value bets, not guaranteed winners. Hopefully you have found our Wales v England Six Nations Betting Tips and Preview 27/02/2021 useful and we have provided you with something to think about with your betting. Before you do place any bets though you might want to check out our homepage for the best online bookies reviews, free bets and bonuses.
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