Wales v South Africa Tips & Predictions
27th October 2019 – 09:00
Match Preview & Team News
Wales somehow survived the huge France test winning the last weekend’s quarter-final by the swing of an elbow (20-19). They remained unbeaten in the fifth consecutive fixture at the World Cup but will have to raise their game significantly to even think of success against the southern hemisphere heavyweights South Africa.
Warren Gatland’s men have the most recent head to head record to rely on going into the crunch semi-final tie. They won four on the spin against the South Africans, the most recent success coming in November last year (20-11 in a friendly).
Nonetheless, Springboks have shown rugby from another planet ever since the opening round defeat at the hands of back-to-back defending champions New Zealand (23-13). They allowed only 16 points in the remaining four matches, a thread which includes a 26-3 drubbing of unbeaten hosts Japan in the quarter-final played seven days ago. Moreover, South Africa ended the Welsh World Cup campaign four years ago in England, showing they are very hard to beat at the biggest stage tournaments.
Wales did win each of their five matches in Japan, but they did not shine in any of these outings. Their defence was on the biggest pressure against Wallabies who barely managed a second-half comeback in the derby for the top of the pool. South Africa have a much more talented squad going forward and we can easily imagine them scoring past the vulnerable Welsh defence here, something that does not quite go vice versa.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Springboks have been much better so far in the tournament and we see them as clear favourites to outclass Wales in the second semi-final. The main pick is South Africa to win by nine or more points at the odds of 1/1.
Team Totals Market Prediction
Springboks conceded 16 points in the last four matches. The second bet is Wales to score fewer than 16 here at 4/5 odds.
Wales v South Africa tips:
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Wales Under 15.5 Team Points 4/5 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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