The 2019 Rugby World Cup will start on Friday in Japan. This is a massive sportive event where several nations are bidding to get glory in a context that will last the next few weeks. New Zealand are the defending champions and bookmakers have made them also the ante-post favourites. Although the All Blacks are clearly a top team, several opponents can certainly cause them problems in Japan. To find other best betting tips.
2019 Rugby World Cup Betting Tips
New Zealand have won the last two World Cup in 2011 and 2015 and are now the clear 6/4 favourites with 888Sport to get their fourth title. Looking at their squad, it is easy to understand this decision as they are packed with exciting rugby talents. So although they are entitled to be the betting market leaders, can be vulnerable in this Japan Rugby World Cup?
New Zealand squad, which is captained by Kieran Read, has a great back-line which is led by Beauden Barrett. In the 2019 Rugby Championship tough they have shown some frailties. In that competition, they drew with South Africa. This is a clear sign that the Proteas could be the biggest danger to the All Blacks.
Top Betting Offers To Take Advantage Of In the Japan Rugby World Cup
South Africa are the second favourite in the betting market and can be backed at 4/1 with bet365. Not only they have drawn 16-16 with New Zealand but have also defeated them a year earlier for 36-34. They are a side that are improving fast, and they will be keen to bag Rugby World Cup glory for the first time since 2007.
Australia are available at 14/1 with Paddy Power. It is clear to understand they the price is so big as in a nutshell they are the shadow of the Rugby power they once were. It is very difficult to see them going all the way here and, in fact, the biggest competitor to South Africa and New Zealand is England. The Three Lions will be keen to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy for the first time since 2003.
You can place a patriotic bet on Eddie Jones’ men at 4/1 with William Hill. Only a few weeks ago they defeated Wales for 33-19. On a good day, they can beat anyone, and if they can have an Owen Farrell in great form they can certainly go far. In the 2015 RWC, they delivered a massive disappointment in front of their fans though. For this reason, there are question marks over their ability in this tournament.
Moving down in the betting market we find Ireland and Wales who can be backed at 8/1 with BetVictor to win the World Cup title. Although they have decent players, they can’t maintain the high standards that are needed to win a Rugby World Cup.
France (33/1 with bet365) and Argentina (40/1 at bet365) are the outsiders. They both lack quality in their teams so we don’t see a massive upset happening in Japan. The winner will be one between New Zealand, South Africa and England. Of those three South Africa looks in better shape and also represent betting value.
Top Tryscorer Odds
Another exciting market to bet on outside the outright market is the Top Tryscorer Betting. It is a tough one to predict, and this is visible from the odds.
The pool stages will be very important to determine the winner in this betting market. Minnows like Russia, Namibia, Uruguay and Canada can suffer heavy defeats and this means that there will be hat-tricks galore scored against them.
Considering we are tipping South Africa to go all the way we have to consider Cheslin Kolbe. He is available at 12/1 with Betfred to be the top tryscorer of the Japan Rugby World Cup tournament. The winger can step back to full-back, and he is a tryscoring machine. He has scored five tries in ten internationals and surely has to be the best selection in this market.
Rieko Ioane and Sevu Reece are expected to deliver for New Zealand and are both at 8/1 with Betfred. Jacob Stockdale and Jonny May are at 10/1 with bet365: this is another talented duo that is expected to be challenging for the top tryscorer award.
Anthony Watson from England is a potential springer that could score a few tries. At 66/1 with Betway he has the potential for an each-way bet. We don’t think he will be able to win the price, but if England can deliver, he could surely make it into the top four in the final table.
2019 Rugby World Cup Winner Odds
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