International rugby: England set to claim second win over Argentina

Winger Christian Wade looks to have a big international future for England

Simon Mail previews the second match between England and Argentina and he expects Stuart Lancaster's side to prevail again...

"England have won the last three clashes against Argentina and you would have to fancy them to make it four this weekend."

Argentina v England
Kick-off: Saturday 20.10
TV: Live on BBC Two 

England have never won a series 2-0 in Argentina but this prospect looks on the cards when they play their final match this weekend in Buenos Aires. The tourists eased to a 32-3 win over the Pumas on Saturday and will be very confident of posting another victory in their final match of the summer. 

The tourists are seeking their first series win in the South American country since 1981. The last two tours of Argentina, featuring more than one game, have ended in a victory for each side. England will be keen to make a statement to take into next season following their disappointment in the Six Nations, as they continue their preparation for the home World Cup in two years. 

Billy Twelvetrees scored one of their four tries last weekend but England will have to manage without him. The 24-year-old Gloucester back has been called up as injury cover for the British and Irish Lions and has already flown to Australia to join up with them. Stuart Lancaster has had to manage without a host of players due to the Lions tour but he has shuffled his pack giving another young talent a chance to impress.

London Irish winger Marland Yarde is handed his Test debut while Wasps star Christian Wade keeps his place on the other wing. Bath centre Kyle Eastmond earns his first start for England in a backline which offers plenty of potential. Lancaster has described the back division, which is their youngest for 14 years, as offering an X factor and the hosts will do well to keep them out. 

Argentina were a major disappointment in the last match as they were dominated by their opponents. The Pumas chose to rest most of their first choice players after a long season in Europe. This led to a one-sided first half which saw England cruise into a 25-3 lead. It would be a surprise if it was as comfortable as this in the second game. 

England have won the last three clashes against Argentina and you would have to fancy them to make it four this weekend. Their first-half performance was full of pace and power as they overwhelmed the hosts. It will probably not be as straight forward for them against a stronger side this time but all the evidence points to another win for England. 

Recommended bet:

Back England to win by more than 12.5 points at 2.26/5

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