South Africa v England Preview: Cape Town torment for the tourists?
England will be looking to end a miserable run of form when they take on South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday.
Eddie Jones’ men have endured a torrid time of things since the turn of the year. A disappointing Six Nations brought a fifth-place finish behind the likes of France and Scotland.
Defeat to the Barbarians at Twickenham extended that run before further back-to-back defeats against the Springboks made it six straight losses.
The Red Rose have lost 13 of their last 15 matches against South Africa. And our traders aren’t predicting that things will get any better at Newlands Stadium on Saturday.
Indiscipline and defensive mistakes have dogged England in recent times, and in particular during the most recent test in Bloemfontein.
A record of 128 points conceded in their last three games only serves to highlight the frailties that have come to undermine Jones’ recent tenure.
The Springboks’ dominance this summer can be attributed largely to the performances of energetic scrumhalf Faf de Klerk.
The Sale Sharks star has been a constant thorn in the Red Rose’s side and opened the scoring in the 42-39 win in Bloemfontein a fortnight ago.
S’Busiso Nkosi scored twice in the first-test and is 11/10 Anytime here. Powerful number eight Danny Vermeulen is (x) to get his second try in as many matches.
England will be looking towards the duo of Jonny May and Mike Brown once again.
The pair have gone over the whitewash in both matches so far and look set to be the visitors’ best bet once again on Saturday.
He’s 5/2 to round out the tour with his second try in South Africa.
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