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England vs Chile Predictions: Rugby World Cup Betting Tips, News, Lineups

By Andy Watson

Published: 16:38, 20 September 2023 | Updated: 10:52, 22 September 2023

England will look to pile on the points against Chile to consolidate their position at the top of the Rugby World Cup group.

Two wins out of two for England against Argentina and Japan has them sitting in a very comfortable position at the top of Pool D. World Cup debutants Chile put up a decent fight against Japan, and their ferocity should not be underestimated by a second-string England side.

England vs Chile Betting Tips

England second team to cut loose

Steve Borthwick has rung the changes for England in this match as they haven’t yet had their rest week at this World Cup.

Marcus Smith is playing at full-back, with Owen Farrell returning from a four-match ban to take his place at fly-half. The calibre of the replacements in general is really high and still well capable of putting in a high-level attacking performance.

Chile are the lowest-ranked team in the competition and given England’s record against Uruguay at World Cups, 111-13 in 2003 and 60-3 in 2015, it could be worth siding with England to rack up a half-century gap.

Tip: England -47 Handicap @ 8/11 with BoyleSports

Arundell to double up

Borthwick’s rotation has provided opportunities for the likes of Henry Arundell to make an impression.

England will want to address the teething troubles of their first two games, with plenty of handling errors frustrating them against Japan.

They will be targeting a free-flowing, attacking display that will culminate in plenty of tries.

Therefore, it is worth backing Racing 92’s Arundell to help himself to a couple of them at least.

Tip: Henry Arundell to score two or more tries @ 11/8 with Bet365

England to profit from the lineout

While you would expect England to come through this test without too many difficulties, they will not be taking any chances.

Borthwick will be urging his players to be quick out of the blocks, as a slow start would only increase the tension.

They should target their lineout maul to make some early inroads before they start to open up their attack.

The forwards would certainly profit from that strategy, so it may be worth backing somebody like hooker Theo Dan to score at anytime.

Tip: Theo Dan to score a try at anytime @ 1/2 with Bet365

England vs Chile team news

Having not tinkered much so far, Borthwick has made 12 changes from that game with Farrell back from suspension to captain the former World champions.

England XV: Marcus Smith, Henry Arundell, Elliot Daly, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins, Owen Farrell, Danny Care; Bevan Rodd, Theo Dan, Kyle Sinckler, David Ribbans, George Martin, Lewis Ludlam, Jack Willis, Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: Jack Walker, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, Ollie Chessum, Ben Earl, Ben Youngs, George Ford, Joe Marchant.

Chile coach Mario Lemoine has made nine changes from the Samoa defeat, with with only Matias Dittus, Clemente Saavedra, Rodrigo Fernandez, Matias Garafulic, Domingo Saavedra and captain Martín Sigren retaining their places.

Chile XV: Francisco Urroz, Cristobal Game, Domingo Saavedra, Matias Garafulic, Franco Velarde, Rodrigo Fernandez, Benjamin Videla; Salvador Leus, Augusto Bohme, Matias Dittus, Clemente Saavedra, Javier Eissmann, Martin Sigren, Ignacio Silva, Alfonso Escobar.

Replacements: Tomas Dussaillant, Vittorio Lastra, Inaki Gurruchaga, Pablo Huete, Thomas Orchard, Raimundo Martinez, Lukas Carvallo, Inaki Ayarza.