England Expected To Win, But Georgia Backed To Keep It Respectable
Toby Flood is in for Jonny Wilkinson against Georgia and William Hill offer 5/6 that he scores 18 or more points against the European minnows. England are a whopping 1/66 to win the match.
Despite this however, the handicap in Georgia's favour has proven popular and Hills have shortened it to 36 points from 38 at Even Money. England are 85/40 to win the game by between 31 and 40 points, while they are 16/5 to win by 41 to fifty points. Should the underdog beat the handicap once more, 11/2 is on offer for the match to be won by 11-20 points.
Chris Ashton is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring, while Delon Armitage and Manu Tuilagi are both 7/1.
"England are overwhelming favourites to win the match, but there are many punters out there who will possibly be concerned as to whether the England camp are fully focussed on this match," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "Because of this, we have had to alter our handicap accordingly."
Mike Tindall has been left out of the England starting line up for their second World Cup match, following certain headlines which have accompanied revelations about the methods with which the England players unwind post-match and William Hill offer 20/1 that he gets the boot from Martin Johnson's side before England exit the competition.
WILLIAM HILL....1/200 England; 50/1 draw; Georgia 25/1
80m handicap - England -36 - 1/1; Georgia +36 - 1/1; Handicap tie - 16/1
FIRST TRY SCORER...5/1 Ashton; 7/1 D Armitage; Tuilagi; 8 Foden; 10 Hape
HIGHEST SCORING HALF- Evens 1st Half; 16/1 tie; 4/5 2nd
CARDS SHOWN - 5/6 -0; 15/8 - ONE; 11/2 - TWO; 11/1 THREE OR MORE
England's highest score Under 50.5 5/6 Over 50.5 5/6
England winning margin: 12/1 1-10 points; 11/2 11-20 points; 3/1 21-30 points; 85/40 31-40 points; 16/5 41-50; 7/1 51-60 points; 12/1 61-70 points; 25/1 BAR
Flood points vs Georgia: 5/6 under 17.5; 5/6 over 17.5
Following their shock victory over Australia, Ireland have been cut from 40/1 to 20/1 to win the competition, while Australia are out from 10/3 to 7/1.
World Cup 2011: 1/2 New Zealand; 7/1 Australia; 9/1 South Africa; 11/1 England; 12/1 France; 20/1 Ireland; 33/1 Wales; 200/1 BAR