USA v Tonga Tips & Predictions
13th October 2019 – 06:45
Match Preview & Team News
USA and Tonga will end their World Cup adventures on Sunday when they meet each other at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka in the last game of the pool phase. The maiden win of the campaign is at stake for both sides who easily lost each of their three affairs so far.
The Pacific Islanders did lose the previous fixture against France by only a two-point margin (23-21), but they never seriously threatened to stun Les Bleus. Tonga generally left a better impression that the United States and they deservedly head into the match as bookies’ favourites.
Tonga were significantly outplayed only by England in the opening fixture (35-3 loss), unlike the US team which were brutally outclassed by each of three opponents so far. The United States conceded as many as 125 points in three games. It is significantly worse than Tonga who allowed 86 points in ties against the same opponents.
On top of the form, the Pacific Islanders can rely on the head to head tradition. They won each of the last four meetings with the United States. The teams last locked horns in a friendly played in November 2016.
Sonatane Takulua, Malietoa Hingano, and Romain Ntamack scored tries for Tonga against France. The Tongans should have a nice chance to bag five or more tries past the extremely vulnerable defence of the United States here. Both managers will likely make rotations in their starting XV, but the Tongans should be heavy favourites regardless of who gets the chance to play on Sunday.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The difference in quality between the two teams is significant and we can hardly imagine the US team causing an upset against the Tongans here. The main bet will be Tonga to win by at least five points difference at the 4/5 odds.
HT/FT Market Prediction
The alternative bet is Tonga to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the same 4/5 odds.
USA v Tonga tips:
Tonga to win in -4.5 points Asian Handicap 4/5 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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