That’s placed Eddie Jones’ men as favourites for the Six Nations, but it isn’t in their hands and they’ll require a comprehensive win in order to land the trophy.
Below you’ll find our full betting preview ahead of England’s trip to Italy...
When is Italy v England?England travel to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday October 31, with the game getting underway at 4.45pm.
It’s the second game of a Super Saturday and will be played behind closed doors, with the game shown live on ITV.
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 16:45: Italy v England
Who is the Italy v England Favourite?As you can probably imagine, England are heavy favourites to win the game in Italy, with Eddie Jones’ side priced at 1/100 with Betfred.
The Italians would need some help from the Vatican down the road if they are to pull off any kind of miracle, with Paddy Power pricing them at 45/1 to get the win. The Draw can be backed with the brand at 100/1.
Head-to-HeadEngland will need a big win to seal the Six Nations if Ireland beat France and don’t claim a bonus point. That’s not unusual though with England having scored 40 points or more in four of their last six against the Azzuri.
Last time they met was in a Rugby World Cup warm-up game in which England came out 37-0 winners, while last year in the Six Nations, England won 57-14 at Twickenham.
Overall, England have won 26 encounters against the Italians with zero replies, and have totted up over 1,058 points against them with only 319 in reply.
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Our Italy v England PredictionsIt’s safe to say that England are going to come away winners in this one and it’s by a matter of how many when it comes to the betting markets.
They are going to have to go for broke, with the France v Ireland game not kicking off until later in the evening, so a -38.5 handicap on England may be the most worthwhile punt to make at 7/4 with BetVictor.
You won’t find much better value anywhere else, with the -45 handicap a little riskier at 16/5 but one that is also tempting.