England just keep on winning and although they still have to prove that they could give New Zealand a challenge, they have the measure of Australia.
Since that costly defeat in the World Cup last year, England have played and beaten Australia on three occasions. All three of those games took place in Australia, a great achievement for England who are now coached of course by Australian Eddie Jones. Of the last six internationals between these two sides, England have won five. Typical of an England side to lose the one that really mattered!
It’s been a rather troublesome year for Australia with eight defeats this year. Earlier in the year they lost five in a row to England and New Zealand. Last weekend saw them defeated by Ireland so form coming into this game is in no way outstanding.
A win for England gives them a calendar year score of 12 straight wins and no defeats. With home advantage, that looks the most likely outcome and you can get odds of 2/7 with Bet365.
England made history earlier in the year when they travelled down under and won all three Tests against Australia. Those three games were won by a total of 31 points, the last Test being a narrow win by four points but before that England had won by 16 and 11 points.
Aside from a good win against Wales, their tour has seen Australia win over Scotland and France by an aggregate of three points and a three-point loss to Ireland last weekend. They have suffered some heavy defeats by New Zealand this year and lost by eight points in South Africa.
England have shown plenty of attacking flair in recent games. Go for England to win this on a -9 handicap, that’s 10/11 at Bet365.