Rugby World Cup Pool Matches September 26th Previews & Top Tips

Russ Yershon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6:33 AM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2019 6:33 AM UTC

England and Italy to win well against World Cup minnows

<div><h2><strong>England v USA</strong></h2><p><strong>Thursday 26<sup>th</sup> September 2019</strong></p><p>England got off to a solid start by beating Tonga 35-3 and it was a strong defensive display which was most impressive about England’s performance in the opening pool game. Manu Tuilangi scored a brace of first half tries which would have impressed the coaching staff. Eddie Jones has asked the team to improve on their performance in the opening match and should this be achieved then England could again win by a very comfortable margin.</p><p>With one game under their belt and a short rest period, England may rotate the squad but still be keen to rack up a number of tries and most importantly England will be looking to get a bonus point for scoring four tries and with strong opponents on the horizon its important England deliver another convincing win.</p><p>USA are one of the minnows in this year’s world cup and will try and compete for as long as possible before England’s superiority will shine though. However, with the spread at 36 points, looking at England’s previous few matches, they will win the game, but there will be not be in a hurry to cover the spread. Plus, the likely rotation in squad will play in the favour of the USA.</p><p><b>Top Tip for the match:</b></p><p><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Rugby World Cup Betting Odds"><em><strong>1.91 (10/11) USA (+36pts) to beat England on handicap spread with Betfred</strong></em></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><em><strong><img alt src="" style="width:700px;height:525px" /></strong></em></p><h2><b>Italy v Canada</b></h2><p><b>Thursday 26<sup>th</sup> September 23, 2019</b></p><p>Italy opened their world cup campaign with a win over Namibia wining 47-22. In attack the Italians can be pleased with the 7 tries they scored in the match. However defensively, they are going to have to improve if they have any chance of progressing to the later stages of the tournament. Their next opponents Canada is another winnable match for the Italians and it won’t be often said that the Italians can win back to back matches, but this is true now.</p><p>Canada are yet to play in the world cup but their build up matches have seen big defeats to USA and Scotland, who both aren’t of a top quality. This is a huge task for Canada to impose themselves in the match and cause a shock and expectations are for a very comfortable win for the Italians here.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>The Italians will have taken huge confidence from their free flowing Rugby against Namibia and although not as fresh as their opponents, they can cover the 20 point handicap on offer. Should the Italians tighten up in defence, they have plenty of talent to score plenty of tries in this match.</p><p>After this match the opponents get a lot tougher for Italy so they will be out to get four tries which can give them a bonus point which could prove important come the end of the pool matches.</p><p><b>Top Tip for the match:</b></p><p><a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Rugby World Cup Betting Odds"><em><b>Italy (-20pts) to beat Canada on handicap spread 2.0 with BetWay</b></em></a></p></div>
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