England vs Italy Six Nations 2021 Predictions and Betting Odds
The 127th edition of the Six Nations Championship got underway last weekend with six teams playing for the final glory.
The teams include England, France, Ireland, Italy, Wales and Scotland. The 1st round concluded with France, Scotland and Wales picking an important win while their opponents are desperate to get their campaign up and running.
On 13th February, England is all set to lock horns against Italy in the Twickenham stadium. Even though it is a one-sided contest favoring the defending champions, Italy would do everything from their side to cause an upset.
Italy have lost their last five games while English side have won 4 of their last five games and lost one game.
England vs Italy Six Nations 2021 Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent form
The defending champions England are coming off a huge season as they won their 26th Triple crown in the tournament’s history in 2020.
They played 5 games in all and won 4 of them comfortably with France providing a good fight until the end.
Coming into another exciting season, England who were once again expected to do well fell against Scotland in their first fixture and would be looking to make amends when they come out against Italy to grab their 30th title this time.
Looking at the underdog side Italy, they have never been a challenging side over the years struggling to keep up to the standards of the other five sides.
They have gathered 15 wooden spoons until now, implying that they finished in the last spot on many occasions. Despite doing a proper revamp, they are still in search of a grand slam, a triple crown and a championship this season. Their season was off to an awful start as they faced defeat at the hands of France.
England vs Italy Six Nations 2021 Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head (Since 2009):
Matches Played: 13 England: 12 Italy: 0
Recent meeting: England got the better off Italy with a 37-0 margin on 6th September 2019.
England vs Italy Six Nations 2021 Predictions and Betting Odds: Players to watch out
Elliot Daly was sharp against Scotland despite the side failing to get over the line. He covered over 85 meters and has a passing percentage of 68. He also accounted for 12 carries.
Henry Slade had a superior tackle success of 70 in addition to three important passes made during the period.
Jonny May had a field day where he completed more than four out of five passes and 6 carries. Owen Farrell handled errors pretty well and ran 38 meters in his last appearance.
Tom Curry was looking imperious completing 100% of his passes and has helped in tackling big time.
Jacopo Trulla was flying for Italy having covered 96 meters in addition to 11 carries against France. He also accounted to 102 meters of kick so far.
Luca Sperandio was accurate in terms of passes as he made completed 88% of all passes. He also made 3 tackles in the same game.
Monty Loane completed 136 meters and made 300% dominant tackles highlighting his importance in the side.
Michele Lamaro was right on the money with 100% passing rate and 13 carries in his last outing. Marco Lazzaroni needs to step up in the coming games if the team has to succeed against England.
England vs Italy Six Nations predictions and betting analysis: Predicted winner
The fourth game of the Six Nations league between England and Italy is probably going to be interesting despite hosts starting as the outright favorites.
The premium site BettingExpert have gone on to give favorable odds of 1.01 to England whereas Italy is far off with odds of 56.00. On the other hand, the best odds of 1/66 are allocated for the away side given improbable odds of 80/1 to pull off a win, according to Oddschecker.