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Ireland v Samoa Tips & Match Preview: Ireland to close the pool phase in style

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Ireland v Samoa Tips & Predictions

12th October 2019 – 11:45

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Match Preview & Team News

Ireland bounced back from a shocking 19-12 loss to Japan as they held Russia scoreless in a bonus-point win on Thursday. Nevertheless, Joe Schmidt was kind of disappointed with the sub-par performance his men showed in the second half when they failed to score more than two tries in spite of having two extra men on the pitch.

Next up for the Irish squad are Samoa in the last game of the pool phase. Schmidt’s men head into the match as massive favourites. They will hope another bonus-point victory will be enough to secure them the top spot in the pool as leaders Japan are about to take on Scotland in a decisive affair the day after.

The Pacific Islanders began their World Cup journey with a 34-9 drubbing of Russia, but they went on to suffer two tough losses at the hands of Scotland and Japan. Samoa clearly lack the defensive meticulousness whenever they go up against serious opposition. They conceded well more than 30 points in both of the last two losses and we can hardly imagine a better scenario for the Pacific Islanders here against arguably the strongest team in the pool. 

These two likes last met each other in a friendly in November 2013 when Ireland clinched a demolishing 40-9 win. Samoa allowed 34 points in the defeat to Australia in their final test before the World Cup as well. Ireland, on the other side, arrived in Japan encouraged with two straight wins in friendlies against the likes of Wales.

Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction

This will be a one-sided affair from the very start. We will back Ireland to win by at least 29 points difference at 10/11 odds.

Half Time Market Prediction

The second bet is Ireland to lead by at least 14 points difference at the half time. Such a scenario is paid at the 4/5 odds.

Ireland v Samoa predictions:

Ireland to win in -28.5 points Asian Handicap 10/11 – Click Here for a Free Bet

Ireland to win the first half in -13.5 points Asian Handicap 9/10 – Click Here for a Free Bet

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