This is promising to be a fantastic match. In my point of view the final (fours years ago) was a very big shock considering Australia were the firm favourites to win that match. This time things are different. Australia and England haven't really put on there absolute best performances and have made things difficult for themselves:
England, for example, struggled against the likes of America and Samoa slightly and have thrown in some of there "old ways", failing to put any points of the board against South Africa was unexpected as well.
On the other hand we have Australia. At the weekend I watched them play Canada, hardly impressed by the "mighty side" that they are made out to be, 37-6 was the final score, not bad but this is where Australia probably would have liked to really score some points, 50+ maybe? Nonetheless the win did come first.
Both sides, arguably, haven't particularly hit there stride or found a tempo to there game. These two sides are both in a "comfort zone" which they seem to be content with. Really this match is cruicial because in the semi-final they are likely to play New Zealand, and we all know what they have been capable of during this World Cup so far.
Australia and England both need to turn on the class and do what they do best, we are all waiting and lets hope they hear us.
Good game, it's going to be close, but my money is on Australia win 30-20, there abouts.
Right then, enough of me, how about you guys?