England vs Samoa 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks, and Betting Preview

England vs Samoa 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks, and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
October 3, 2023 at 2:16 PM
  • England have won their first three matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup
  • Samoa have lost their last two games of this year's Rugby World Cup
  • England are favourites to record the win over Samoa this coming Saturday

England will look to remain undefeated as they prepare for their fourth and final pool match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

They will lock horns with Samoa, who suffered a narrow loss to Japan in their last match.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this Pool D showdown.

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Samoa's scrum-half Jonathan Taumateine in action against Japan; England's Marcus Smith in action against Chile. Images: Lionel BONAVENTURE/ Mike Egerton.
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England vs. Samoa Betting Preview

Where: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, France

When: Saturday, October 7 - 5:45 pm local time

Odds: England (-18.5) vs. Samoa (+18.5) - view all lines

Betting on England (-18.5)

England will head into their showdown against Samoa with momentum on their side after they trounced Chile 71-0 in their previous pool match.

They have now won their first three matches by an average of 36.7 points. Wing Henry Arundell starred for the Englishmen in the win against Chile, registering five tries in the rout.

He made history with that performance, matching the most tries scored by an England men's player in a Test, per the BBC.

Owen Farrell delivered in his return to the lineup after serving a two-match ban which ruled him out of the games against Argentina and Japan.

He kicked eight conversions for England, who scored a total of 11 tries in the win against Chile.

Coach Steve Borthwick can afford to rest his stars for the game against Samoa as England have already secured the top spot in Pool D.

Betting on Samoa (+18.5)

Samoa entered the 2023 Rugby World Cup with dreams of reaching the knockout stage for the first time in 28 years.

The chances of that happening are near zero after Manu Samoa suffered back-to-back losses against Argentina and Japan.

The Samoans were their own worst enemies in their last match, with Jonathan Taumateine and Ben Lam given yellow cards in the 28-22 loss to Japan.

Lam's card was later upgraded to red following an upright tackle and a nasty clash of heads with Japanese player Pieter Labuschagne.

He has been given a three-match ban because of that offence and will miss Saturday's game against England, per Associated Press.

Lam's red card was Samoa’s fourth in Rugby World Cup history, tied for the most with Tonga and Canada.

Writer's Prediction

England (-18.5) win and cover the spread against Samoa (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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New Zealand vs. Uruguay Betting Preview

Sports Brief also previewed the upcoming match between New Zealand and Uruguay.

The All Blacks are coming off an impressive 96-17 victory over Italy in their Pool A showdown.

They will next face Uruguay, who erased an early 14-point deficit in their last match to beat Namibia.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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