by Renee Israel
The pick of the crop of this weekend's RBS 6 Nations Rugby clashes is
undoubtedly England vs. Wales, which is set for Saturday, February 25 at
Twickenham, the home of English rugby. Both teams have won their earlier two
games and are tied at the top of the table with two wins and four points apiece.
Whenever these teams meet, adrenalin levels rise dramatically, not only for
the players, but for fans and punters as well. Though tied on points, Wales are
ahead on point difference having won their earlier games in a thoroughly
convincing fashion. As such, Wales are the current favourites at the online
betting sites, as shown by the RBS 6 Nations odds from Ladbrokes below.
However, despite being highly touted in the betting stakes, Wales coach
Warren Gatland has warned his team not to get complacent ahead of their England
vs. Wales 6 Nations Rugby showdown, especially since the media has greatly hyped
up the match. "There is only one consequence of being built up and that is you
get quickly knocked down," he said.
Another factor that will haunt Wales is the fact they've only won one match at
Twickenham in the last 25 years. The silver lining, however, is that the
solitary win took place during Gatland's tenure. To add to Wales' woes, former
captain Matthew Rees failed a fitness test and thus will not play in the England
vs. Wales game. Rees, who has been out of this RBS 6 Nations Rugby campaign, was
expected to be fit for this crucial match.
The England vs. Wales rugby match is not only for the RBS 6 Nations Rugby
title, but also for Triple Crown. The Triple Crown is a sub event between
England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. If any of these teams beats the other
three, they win the Triple Crown. Wales has already defeated Scotland and
Ireland, and if they beat England on Saturday, they only have to triumph against
Ireland on March 17 to snag the Triple Crown honour.
England vs Wales Rugby Betting at Ladbrokes
Punters from both England and Wales can wager on several markets for the 6
Nations Rugby at the online betting site Ladbrokes. Ladbrokes online offers the
following odds for the England vs. Wales 6 nations match.
The handicap odds are as follows.
England (+3.00) 10/11
Wales (-3.00) 10/11
Tie (+3.00) 16/1
Ladbrokes online also offers odds for England or Wales winning the Triple
Crown. Having lost games, Scotland and Ireland are out of the running.