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Italy vs England Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Big Six Nations victory expected for England

  • Italy host England in the 2020 Six Nations on Saturday at 16:45 GMT
  • The match will be played at the Stadio Olympica in Rome, Italy
  • Italy have not managed to beat England in their 26 previous encounters
  • England need a big win to put pressure on France and Ireland in Six Nations title race
  • Lack of game time could hamper England squad but Italy don’t have the quality to make it count
England vs Italy 2019 Six Nations
England should be far too strong for a poor Italian side (Getty Images)

England will look for a bonus point victory as they travel to Rome to face Italy in the final round of the 2020 Six Nations. Having not played any rugby together we can expect a slow start from England but Italy should fade in the second half to see the English win convincingly.

Italy Form


Italy have had a terrible 2020 Six Nations campaign and it is very unlikely that they’ll end on a high against a desperate England outfit.

The Italians began the Six Nations with a 42-0 defeat in Wales, then showed some spirit in a 35-22 defeat to France before going scoreless again in a 17-0 defeat to Scotland. That was all before the pandemic struck.

Upon their return, Italy suffered a 50-17 defeat in Ireland last weekend. There was nothing in their performance to suggest they have any chance of competing this weekend against a strong England outfit.

Italy News


Italy are bringing through a number young players at the moment and will likely stick with them as experience is more important than the result on Saturday. Head coach Franco Smith has a full squad to pick from according to reports.

England Form


England got their Six Nations underway with a 24-17 defeat in France but have been unbeaten since. A 13-6 win over Scotland was followed by a 24-12 home win over Ireland. In their last match England beat Wales 33-30 at Twickenham.

England are second on the Six Nations table going into this match and will need to get all five points against Italy. Ireland top the table, one point clear of England and France in second and third, but Ireland travel to Paris this weekend.

Should Ireland beat France without a bonus point then England will need to get the bonus point against Italy and win by a very convincing margin. Their points difference is 23 worse off that Ireland at the moment and two better than France.

England News


England have a number of injury concerns with the likes of fly-half George Ford, centre Manu Tuilagi, full-back Elliot Daly, prop Joe Marler and wing Jack Nowell all out injured.

Italy vs England Head to Head


England have won all 26 previous matches against Italy. The last time they met England won 37-0 at St James Park in a 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up match. 

Italy vs England Odds


Italy are huge underdogs at 19.00 with England paying 1.06 for the win. A draw is priced at 51.00 with bet365.

The handicap for this match is set at 32 points.

Italy vs England Match Up


Italy will at best offer some opposition to England in the opening 20 minutes with physicality but once the match really gets going, the hosts will fade. England have not been at their absolute best during the Six Nations they know all five points are required if they wish to take the Six Nations title this season.

Italy vs England Stats


  • Italy have failed to score a point in 2 of their last 4 matches.
  • Italy have lost by 28 or more points in 2 of their last 4 matches.
  • England have won 3 of their last 4 matches.
  • England have beaten Italy in all 26 previous matches
  • England have covered the -32 handicap in 6 of their last 7 matches against Italy.

Italy vs England FAQ

Where can I watch the Italy vs England live stream online?

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Where is Italy vs England being played?

Italy vs England is being played at Stadio Olympico in Rome, Italy.

When is Italy vs England being played?

Italy vs England is being played at 16:15 GMT on Saturday 31 October 2020.

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What competition are Italy vs England playing in?

Italy vs England is being played in the Six Nations.

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Verdict

I'm backing England to completely dominate Italy and cover the -32 handicap as they look to rack up the points to win the Six Nations.

Best Bet: England -32 Handicap Handicap @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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