Japan v Samoa Tips & Predictions
5th October 2019 – 11:30
Match Preview & Team News
Japan pulled off one of the greatest shocks in the history of the Rugby World Cup last weekend when they stunned Ireland 19-12 in Shizuoka. Such a result will leave a huge impact for generations to come in this country as beating the second-ranked team in the world at such an important competition is an enormous accomplishment.
Such a scenario did not come from the lack of discipline in the Irish team, but it was Japan who truly deserved the victory with a dazzling performance which left the rugby world speechless. Ireland were in control in the first half, but Yu Tamura kept the hosts within the striking distance with three successful penalties.
The Japanese main star Kenki Fukuoka skipped the opening win over Russia through injury. he started the clash with the Irish team on the bench but made an immediate impact after coming on as a second-half substitute scoring the winning try which brought the cacophonous crowd into delirium.
The hosts now have realistic chances of advancing to the quarter-final which would be a huge result with the likes of Ireland and Scotland in the pool. They are clear favourites coming into the third-round clash against Samoa, but no even a victory here would grant them a place in the knockout phase with Scots waiting in the last game of the pool stage.
We would thus not be surprised to see the Japanese manager mixing up his starting XV for the tie against the Samoans. The Pacific Islanders began the competition with a 34-9 victory over Russia, but they failed to get on the scoresheet at all in a tough second-round loss at the hands of Scotland.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Japan are huge favourites and they should win the tie, but since their manager is likely to give rest to the team’s main stars before the crucial pool phase affair against the Scots, we will back Samoa not to lose by more than 16 points difference as the main betting option at the odds of 5/6.
Points Market Prediction
The alternative bet would be Under 49.5 points in the match at the odds of 9/10 since we expect a decent defensive display from the Samoans who are limited in the final third.
Japan v Samoa tips:
Samoa to win in +16.5 points Asian Handicap 5/6 – Click Here for a Free Bet
Under 49.5 points FT 9/10 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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