RLWC Tips – England v Samoa – Semi Finals

England humiliated Samoa in the World Cup opener and the two now meet again with a spot in the World Cup final on the line with a red-hot England heavily favoured but drifting in betting.

Best Bet

England -7.5

England have arguably been the most impressive team of the 2022 World Cup with the hosts very much a chance of winning it all. They put a stake in the ground when they embarrassed Samoa in the opener in a sublime 60-6 win, a scoreline that may have flattered Samoa given the chances England blew.

England have been untouchable this World Cup. No team has gotten with 24 of them. They have covered three of four. They have scored at least 42 in all four games – including against decent enough teams Samoa, France and Papua New Guinea. They have conceded six or fewer in three.

Samoa have bounced back from their opening day hammering. They conceded just once against Greece and France while piling up 134 points. Their win against Tonga was arguably the most important in their history.

England just look for too good – and far too professional – for Samoa. They have been brilliant whenever they have needed to be. They can attack from anywhere while their line speed has set up so much. The coaching gap is immense too. England should win this and win it well.

Same Game Multi

Dominic Young try/Tommy Makinson Try/George Williams Try
Same Game Multi

Dominic Young has scored nine tries in four games this World Cup including a double against Samoa.

Tommy Makinson comes off a five-try haul against Papua New Guinea.

George Williams has scored in two of three World Cup games and is one of the best back-up players in the competition.

Value Bet

Tom Burgess
To Score A Try

Prop Tom Burgess has been in outstanding tryscoring form this World Cup. He has four tries in four games including crossing in three of those. Betting on crash tries is a good play when a pack dominates and the England pack will dominate Samoa.