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Autumn Internationals: Week Four preview

It's the penultimate round of the Autumn Internationals this weekend and there are some blockbuster encounters to take in, including New Zealand's trip to Twickenham to face England.

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Before we get to the clash between the Red Rose and the All Blacks, there are three games taking place before that contest on Saturday, two with a kick-off time of 13:00 and the other getting started at 15:15.

Springboks to get off the mark

What Italy v South Africa
WhereStadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa
When13:00, Saturday 19th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsItaly 7/1, Tie 40/1, South Africa 1/14

Reigning world champions South Africa have suffered two narrow defeats in their Autumn Internationals, going down 19-16 in Ireland before losing 30-26 in France last time out.

With a trip to Twickenham to come in week five, the Springboks will be looking to get that first victory on the board when they make the trip to Genoa to take on a confident-looking Italy.

Kieran Crowley's side beat Samoa 49-17 in week two before stunning Australia 28-27 in Florence last time out. Those wins have certainly lifted the spirits within the camp, but they may struggle to cope with this powerful South African unit.

Dragons to outclass Georgia

What Wales v Georgia
WherePrincipality Stadium, Cardiff
When13:00, Saturday 19th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsWales 1/20, Tie 40/1, Georgia 8/1

Wales bounced back from the New Zealand thumping with a 20-13 victory at home to Argentina, who showcased what they could do the week before when beating England at Twickenham.

The Dragons have had to deal with injuries in key areas but they should still have enough to get the better of Georgia, who are improving on the international stage but still lack the cutting edge to trouble the best teams.

Wales, who will play Georgia at World Cup 2023, won the last meeting between these sides 18-0 and it is 6/1 for the hosts to win by a margin of 16-20 points.

Tight affair in Edinburgh

What Scotland v Argentina
WhereMurrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
When15:15, Saturday 19th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsScotland 8/13, Tie 20/1, Argentina 11/8

It has been a mixed bag for Argentina so far, with a win over England at Twickenham followed by a disappointing defeat to Wales at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Scotland have also been hit-and-miss from their three games so far, narrowly losing to Australia, beating Fiji and then being edged out 31-23 by New Zealand last time out.

Both the Scots and the Argentines are prone to making mistakes, which makes for an entertaining contest for the neutral, while they are also both capable of providing moments of magic.

Expect this one to be a closely-fought contest with a winning margin of one to five points, priced at 4/1 for Scotland and 5/1 for Argentina, worth a look.

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Red Rose to hit the mark

What England v New Zealand
WhereTwickenham Stadium, London
When17:30, Saturday 19th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsEngland 11/8, Tie 20/1, New Zealand 8/13

England's Autumn Internationals began in suspect fashion with a 30-29 home defeat to Argentina, but the Red Rose answered their critics with a thumping 52-13 thrashing of Japan.

Saturday's visit of New Zealand presents the biggest test so far for Eddie Jones' men, but the All Blacks are maybe not the feared side they used to be and there could be a chance for the hosts to pick up the win.

Of course, England won the last meeting between the pair 19-7 in the semi-finals of World Cup 2019 and if they can reproduce that type of performance, which mixed fantastic power up front with some fancy footwork in the backs, they should be there or thereabouts on Saturday.

This should be a thrilling contest for the Twickenham crowd to enjoy and the 11/8 on the home side to win makes more appeal than the 8/13 the visitors are priced at.

Ireland to edge Dublin contest

What Ireland v Australia
WhereAviva Stadium, Dublin
When20:00, Saturday 19th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsIreland 1/5, Tie 33/1, Australia 7/2

Ireland have been dealing with injury issues throughout this campaign but they find themselves with two victories from as many matches, firstly edging South Africa 19-16 before easing past Fiji 35-17.

Andy Farrell's side are ranked number one in the world and they have proven why during those two wins, with the first a masterclass in defence while the second allowed them to throw the ball around a bit more.

The Irish will be eager to put down another marker ahead of next year's World Cup and they should be able to do this against an Australia outfit struggling to get over the line when it matters.

A 16-15 victory over Scotland week one has been followed by defeats to France (30-29) and Italy (28-27), with that loss in Florence last time out a particularly galling moment for the Wallabies.

While the Aussies will also put a lot of effort in, they are just making errors at crucial moments and a win for Ireland by a points margin of 11-15 at 19/4 looks appealing.

Les Bleus to put down another marker

What France v Japan
WhereStadium de Toulouse, Toulouse
When13:00, Sunday 20th November
How to watchAmazon Prime Video
OddsFrance 1/33, Tie 50/1, Japan 10/1

It's less than a year until France host World Cup 2023 and they will be hoping to sign off their Autumn Internationals campaign with a convincing victory at home to Japan, who have conceded 90 points across their last two defeats to New Zealand and England.

Les Bleus edged past Australia 30-29 in week two before they once again held their nerve to get the better of South Africa last time out, chalking up a 30-26 victory in a fiery encounter that saw each team end with 14 players.

In years gone by, previous French sides would have often choked in these types of situations, but the world number two ranked team are showing exactly why they are one of the frontrunners to lift the Webb Ellis Cup next year.

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