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In the other semi-final, South Africa narrowly beat Wales in a close contest that was only separated by the boot of Handre Pollard.
England right now are slight favourites at roughly 1/2 which is down to two brilliant knockout stage performances in a row against the Wallabies and then All Blacks.
The best odds we have seen on the Springboks collecting a third World Cup victory, are 15/8.
England have been near the top of the betting odds for the entire tournament and their profile as a tournament favourite has grown as they topped their group before two dominant knockout stage displays.
South Africa have fluctuated more mainly because they lost to New Zealand in their opening group stage match. But they persevered and set up a quarter-final contest with Japan whom they duly dispatched much to the despair of Japanese people. They then beat Wales in a match dominated by kicking.
The last time England and South Africa played was in November 2018 which England won 12-11. The last time they faced each other in a Rugby World Cup was the 2007 Final won by the Springboks 15-6. If history tells us anything, it is that it will be close.
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