Amidst the news of Dan Carter’s injury, England secured their place in the last eight to set up a mouth-watering clash with France. ‘Le Crunch’ promises to be just as tense as England’s narrow win over Scotland as neither side has yet to hit top gear in New Zealand. The French have once again been their own worst enemy with plenty of in-fighting that has threatened to derail their World Cup bid. Still, rugby fans know that Les Bleus on their day can be a match for anyone in the world, as the All Blacks know all too well.
Spread bettors looking at Saturday’s match supremacy market may have spotted that the two most recent fixtures between the nations have been settled by a two and eight point margin. In those two contests there have only been two tries scored, which will spark plenty of debate between spread bettors addressing the total tries market. Both those tries were scored by England.
Another interesting indicator in regards to the total match try market is England’s performances against top ten sides during the 2011 World Cup. In Pool B, Argentina and Scotland are both top ten sides and the Red Rose have only crossed the try line twice in those contests.