Rugby World Cup Saturday Quarter Final Match Previews & Top Tips

Russ Yershon

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:10 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 12:10 PM UTC

England and New Zealand progress to semi-finals.
<div><h2><strong>England vs Australia</strong></h2><p><strong>Saturday 19th October 2019</strong></p><p>England won their pool comfortably and had extra time off to prepare for Australia with their match against France cancelled due to the weather. England had convincing wins over Tonga, USA and Argentina and defensively have looked superb of late. Going back to the world cup friendliness one of the impressive things to come out of them was the quality of England’s defence. This will give England huge confidence coming up against a quality outfit of Australia. The Wallabies are in a different league to England’s previous opponents so expect them to cause England more trouble than in their previous matches so far in the world cup. Up front is England’s only slight concern as Australia will offer a good physical match up. In the backs, England have played well scoring at least 35 points in all of their last 5 matches. Farrell at scrum half is growing into the tournament and with Tuilagi and Vunipola ready to step up, they can cause Australia problems. With Jonny May ready to perform on the big stage, England are ready to perform well here.</p><p>Australia lost narrowly against Wales and but were solid in their performances against Samoa, Georgia, Fiji and Uruguay. They are not as good as previous sides but on their day, you can never rule out Australia. They will up their game big time against England and believe they can win.</p><p>Our tip is England to win by 1-12 points based on the Australians raising their game and England showing their power and defensive astuteness to take care of business. We believe England will head into a good lead and then the Aussies will make a comeback, but not have enough to overcome England.</p><p><strong>Rugby Tip: <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">2.88 (15/8) England to win between 1-12 points with Betfair</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></p><h2><strong>New Zealand vs Ireland</strong></h2><p><strong>Saturday 19th October 2019</strong></p><p>The world cup favourites have done everything expected of them in the tournament to date. They opened with an impressive win over South Africa and then had very easy wins over Namibia and Canada who didn’t trouble the All Blacks. They scored 63 and 71 points respectively over these world cup minnows and will come up against a different kind of opponent in Ireland in the quarter final.</p><p>The Irish were stunned against hosts Japan who have been the surprise package of the tournament so far. Apart from this blip, Ireland have been very good. Good wins over Scotland and then Russia and Samoa will have given Ireland more confidence facing the All Blacks than if they had just come off a defeat.</p><p>Ireland will believe they are back to full strength and ready to give the All Blacks the fright of their lives and cause a huge shock in the knock out stages, but ultimately they will fall short.</p><p>New Zealand have superb quality all over the pitch and given they will be fresher, plus with huge physical strength and great attacking play from their backs, Ireland won’t be able to cope with the constant threat posed.</p><p>Our big match tip for this quarter final is New Zealand (-12pts) on the handicap spread. We’re now at the business end of the tournament and this is where the class shows and the quality of the All Blacks will show and they can cover the handicap spread on offer.</p><p><strong>Rugby Tip: <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">2.0 (Evens) New Zealand (-12points) to win on handicap market over Ireland with Betfair</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></p></div>
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