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England v Wales Prediction, Preview & Odds – Six Nations

We have an England v Wales prediction for you plus a breakdown of the betting odds, team news and matchups ahead of the second round of Six Nations fixtures.

How To Watch England v Wales

When is England v Wales

4.45 pm, Saturday, February 10th

TV Channel

In the UK the game will be broadcast on ITV 1.

Irish viewers can tune in to RTÉ 2 for coverage of the game.

Who are the officiating team?

Referee: James Doleman (NZR)
Assistant Referees: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR), Hollie Davidson (SRU)
TMO: Brendon Pickerill (NZR)

Where is England v Wales

This game will be played in Twickenham Stadium, London as England are the home team.

England v Wales Odds

England v Wales Betting Odds – 2024 Six Nations
Team Odds Chance
England 1/6 85.7%
Wales 4/1 20 %
Draw 25/1 3.8%

England are heavy 1/6 favourites to secure their second victory of the Six Nations according to the latest rugby odds at BoyleSports.

Wales are 4/1 to return to winning ways on Saturday after their defeat to Scotland. The draw is priced at 25/1 per the latest Six Nations odds at BoyleSports.

Handicap Betting

England: -11 @ 10/11

Wales: +11 @ 10/11

Handicap Draw: -11 @ 18/1

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Teams News

England Team News

England Head Coach Steve Borthwick named an unchanged team for this game.

Marcus Smith remains out with a calf injury.

England Starting XV

  1. Joe Marler
  2. Jamie George
  3. Will Stuart
  4. Maro Itoje
  5. Ollie Chessum
  6. Ethan Roots
  7. Sam Underhill
  8. Ben Earl
  9. Alex Mitchell
  10. George Ford
  11. Elliot Daly
  12. Fraser Dingwall
  13. Henry Slade
  14. Tommy Freeman
  15. Freddie Steward

Wales Team News

Last week’s starting scrum half Gareth Davies has fallen out of favour with Head Coach Warren Gatland as he has been omitted from the squad for this game. Tomos Williams will take his starting spot at 9.

Lloyd impressed when coming off the bench against Scotland and was given the nod to start in this game. Alex Mann was another that impressed off the bench last weekend and is given his first international start at 6.

Tomos Williams is likely to take Gareth Davies’ place at scrum-half. Gareth Thomas is also back in selection contention.

George North returns to the starting XV as he will partner Nick Tompkins in midfield.

Wales Starting XV

  1. Gareth Thomas
  2. Elliot Dee
  3. Keiron Assiratti
  4. Dafydd Jenkins
  5. Adam Beard
  6. Alex Mann
  7. Tommy Reffell
  8. Aaon Wainwright
  9. Tomos Williams
  10. Ioan Lloyd
  11. Rio Dyer
  12. Nick Tompkins
  13. George North
  14. Josh Adams
  15. Cameron Winnett

England v Wales Weather Forecast

Perfect conditions for rugby are expected on Saturday, with minimal rain beforehand.


The temperature is predicted to be about 9°C throughout the game.


On Saturday there is expected to be a gentle to moderate breeze with wind speeds of up to 13 to 25 km/h.


On Saturday there is expected to be 0 mm of rainfall during the game.

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England Form

Form Coming into the 2024 Six Nations

England opened their RWC campaign with a 27-10 victory against Argentina and while they were underwhelming at times, they quietly went about their business topping Pool D before defeating Fiji 30-24 in the Quarter-Final. They narrowly lost in the Semi-Final 15-16 to South Africa before beating Argentina again this time in the Bronze Final 23-26.

2024 Six Nations

England overcame an Italian scare in their opening Six Nations fixture, winning in Italy to a 24-27 scoreline with Italy grabbing a losing bonus point for their three-try effort, which was more than England’s two.

Had it not been for a poor second-half showing Italy could’ve had their first-ever victory against the English, nevertheless in their typical stoic fashion in recent months was enough to see Steve Borthwick’s side win.

Wales’ Form

Form Coming Into The 2024 Six Nations

Wales came into this tournament following their Pool C victory at the last RWC with four victories from four matches including an impressive 40-6 win against Australia. However, they were then eliminated at the Quarter-Final stage 17-29 against Argentina.

2024 Six Nations

It was a tale of Jekyll and Hyde for Wales in their opening round against Scotland. Despite a diabolical showing in the first half Scotland had a 20-point lead.

However, 4 Welsh second-half tries, meant they just fell short of the Scots losing on a 26-27 scoreline with a losing bonus point for their four tries.

England Attack v Wales Defence

England, despite their bronze showing at the most recent RWC, are in a period of transition in their squad and are a far cry from the side which was so dominant only a few years ago. They’re particularly struggling going forward being outscored by Italy in the try tally in their last game 3 to 2 with the English tries coming from Elliot Daly and Alex Mitchell.

George Ford made 1/2 conversions and 5/5 penalties against the Italians, and he remains their main points threat with his exploits from the tee.

Wales, also a team in transition, showed two sides to their performance against Scotland so it’s difficult to know what to expect from them against England. However, four of the first six were given less than 50 minutes against Scotland so it’ll be interesting to see who retains their place against England.

Wales Attack v England Defence

Wales against Scotland scored four tries, the first coming from flanker James Botham, Rio Dyer and Aaron Wainwright before another flanker Alex Mann got their last. Wales gained more metres against the Scots showing they do pose a running threat and ability if they can come into this game on song from the start.

Although England won a bonus point against Italy, for me if they can maintain their concentration this is the last thing that they should be worried about against Wales. They can keep things tight and competitive even when not at their best so I wouldn’t expect them to lose many games heavily.

England v Wales Rugby Head-To-Head

All-Time Head-To-Head Record

England and Wales have played each other in rugby union since 1881.

A total of 141 matches have been played, with England having won 68 times, Wales have won 61 times and 12 matches have been drawn.

Head-To-Head Results Last Five Matches

2023: England won 19-17 in Twickenham London
2023: Wales won 20-9 in Millenium Stadium in Cardiff
2023: England won 10-20 in Millenium Stadium in Cardiff
2022: England won 23-19 in Twickenham London
2021: Wales won 40-24 in Millenium Stadium in Cardiff


England have won 12 of the last 15 matches against Wales.

Key Players

George Ford – England

The man who proved pivotal to England’s earlier victories at the RWC in Farrell’s absence will be looking to cement a starting spot his talents deserve. However, with Marcus Smith out with injury, he made 1/2 conversions against Italy and 5/5 penalties.

While less flashy than his rival for the 10 jersey, he remains a key cog in the wheel for England

Aaron Wainwright – Wales

The Man of the Match put in a decent showing in the first half despite Wales’s overall dismal performance. However, it was in the second half where he put in a colossal showing.

Wainwright was their primary go-to man for lineouts where he carried dynamically and aggressively and was even awarded with a try for his efforts. The man who plays his club rugby with Dragons could be one of the emerging leaders in this Welsh side.

England v Wales Prediction & Best Bet

Prediction: England 17-25 Wales

England have made a habit of putting in rather unremarkable performances in recent weeks and months and yet more often than not finding a way to emerge victorious from battle which can’t be discounted but Steve Bortwick’s side remains very much a work in progress.

Wales are another side in transition, and it remains to be seen whether their first half or their second half showing is a more accurate representation of where they stand in World Rugby at the moment.

England should have enough to see off any Welsh threat, but I don’t suspect they’ll do that in any sort of style.

Best Bet: England by 1 to 10 Points @ 17/10

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