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England 1/3 to slot first kick against Georgia at Rugby World Cup

| 15.09.2011

DESPITE THE torrid kicking display against Argentina, Ladbrokes make England a 1/3 chance to convert their first kick at goal against Georgia.

England are prohibitive 1/200 favourites to win the match and are handed a 38-point start in the handicap to cover and following their bold display against Scotland, it’s 25/1 Georgia register what would be one of the biggest upsets of the tournament.

Kicking accuracy will also be scrutinised once again and it’s 8/11 the success rate of the starting 10 is less than 75%. It’s also 2/1 that the first shot at goal is missed.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Sloppy kicking nearly cost England the game against Argentina and whilst we’re always cheering the upset we have to be realistic this time. We expect punters to be up bright and early to back England to cover.”

Ladbrokes latest betting
England – 1/200
Draw – 66/1
Georgia – 25/1

Handicap
England -38 – 10/11
Draw – 16/1
Georgia +38 – 10/11

First Kick at Goal
Scored – 1/3
Missed – 2/1

Kicking Success Rate of Starting 10
Over 75% – Evens
Under 75% – 8/11

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.