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Rupert Wyman 25th Feb 2011 - 9:00

Guaranteed top price on England

A fantastic day of international rugby deserves a fantastic offer and that is exactly what we have got for you at William Hill.

England against France is being billed as the tournament decider and at William Hill we have lent our support to Martin Johnson's England.

We guarantee to Beat or Match the top price on England* to beat France in the Six Nations all the way until kick-off. So if you fancy England to take the French apart at Twickenham, you will get the best price around!

Both teams are still undefeated in the Championship but based on the first two rounds of matches England look the stronger side. In my opinion, Johnson's side must forget about the potential Grand Slam and just focus on France, as the cliche goes "take one game at a time".

If England win at 4/9 **, they will be on course for their first Six Nations trophy success since 2003. Chris Ashton and Toby Flood will be the targets for France because they have been crucial to England's displays in the tournament with Flood running the game from fly-half and Ashton displaying his predatory instincts.

Lewis Moody's knee has once again swelled up and although he only looked set for a place on the bench, he will now definitely take no part in the match. Johnson has kept the back row of Tom Wood, James Haskell and Nick Easter unchanged. Based on their performances so far they have warranted maintaining their places in the starting XV.

The draw is 20/1 and the French upset is priced at 17/10. The game has all the makings of a classic but it could be a tight and dour affair. England will fancy the victory on home soil but it could be narrow one, a 1-5 point winning margin is 9/2 and the 6-10 point winning margin is the same price.

Ashton has scored six tries in two matches and he is the man of the moment. Italy gave England far too much of the ball and the French will not allow them to play at their own tempo.  They will try and deny Ashton service by stopping the forwards providing quick balls to the key half-back combination of Ben Youngs and Flood. Ashton is 15/2 to score the opening try and he is a very adventurous player as he likes to come inside and deliver his deadly runs from an unorthodox position. Thus providing what a mistake it was by Johnson to ignore the Northampton winner for so long.

France, like England have won both of their matches so far but worringly for Les Blues they have conceded six tries. However, they are capable of scoring points and taking advantage of ill-discipline as they showed in Dublin as Ireland conceded many penalties plus they have the ability to play some fantastic counter attacking rugby, which was witnessed against Scotland.  If England are turned over in the opening minutes or Ashton finds himself out of position, you can back France at 6/5 to score the opening try.

Coach Marc Lievremont is obviously not satisfied with recent performances. Chabal, Clerc, Yachvili, and Jauzion have all been recalled. He may be trying to find the ideal system and team pre-World Cup.

Remember, there is only one place where you can get England at a Guaranteed Top Price! So, why would you need to bet anywhere else? Let's all get behind England with the home of betting and watch the 2003 World Champions blow the French away!

*Match or better all the Bookies on Oddschecker  ( As well as Ladbrokes)

** Prices correct as of 18:00pm Thursday 24th February.

 

 
 
 

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