England face the USA in their second Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool C game at the Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday evening (local time).
England will be looking for an improved performance after an unconvincing display in their 35-3 win over Tonga in their opening group game in Sapporo on Sunday.
Coach Eddie Jones has opted to ring the changes with there being just a few days between the games, with 10 changes to his starting line-up from Sunday. As a result, there will be World Cup debuts for wingers Ruaridh McConnochie and Joe Cokanasiga, as well as centre Piers Francis.
The pressure will all be on the men in white and the Americans have an excellent coach in the South African Gary Gold, who spent many years coaching in England. In AJ MacGinty, Joe Taufete’e and Paul Lasike, the USA also have players based in the Premiership who will know the opposition inside out.
England vs USA Betting Lines & Prediction
With regards to England vs USA Rugby World Cup predictions, there’s no doubt that England will be expected to win this game. England have won all five of their previous meetings with the USA, which includes victories in the World Cups of 1987, 1991 and 2007.
The betting line heavily favours England, who are prohibitive odds of just -10000 (1.01) with Betway Sports. The draw is +8000 (81.0) with Betway and the USA are available at huge odds of +4000 (41.0), also with Betway.
England certainly have to be the betting tip to win this game, but the Handicap market is the one to look at for the value odds. Here you can back the USA +34 at -110 (1.91) with bet365. This will be the USA’s first game of the tournament and against a much-changed England, they could just have enough early self-belief to cover the spread.
England vs USA Pick: Handicap / Points Spread – USA +34pts @ -110 (1.91) with bet365