Australia v Wales Rugby World Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th September 2019

Wales can edge Wallabies in big pool stage clash

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This is it, the heavyweight showdown in pool D of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Both Wales and Australia took wins in their opening fixtures of the tournament. So this one’s for all the beans. Whoever wins this top clash is likely going to go on and take the pool win.

Australia v Wales odds*

1 X 2
5/4 25/1 8/11

* (betting odds taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2019 at 22:00)

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Australia opened with a 39-21 win over Fiji. However, they had to do a lot of chasing in the game because time and time against the Fijians tore their defence apart with strong running in the backs. This was also the game where Reece Hodge got his retroactive ban for a high tackle on Peceli Yato. Hodge would go on to score the second of Australia’s tries in the match as they fought out the victory.

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2/1

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Australia made the trip to the Millenium Stadium last November and lost 6-9 against the Welsh. That is the only defeat that the Wallabies have suffered against the Welsh in the last decade. But is it a sign of things to come in this fixture? Four years at the World Cup Australia landed a 15-6 pool stage win over Wales. Eleven of the last thirteen wins that Australia have taken over Wales have been by a margin of less than points.

Wales eased to a 43-14 win over Georgia, collecting the bonus point with relative ease. It was basically nothing more than a warm-up fixture for them and this one against the Wallabies is where it all counts. Wales did go full strength against Georgia and they had built up a big enough half time lead to ease back with replacements for the second. There have been a lot of narrow misses by Wales against Australia in recent meetings. Can they get it all right on the day?

Australia v Wales Betting Tip

Wales -2 handicap at 10/11
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2019 at 22:00)

Australia v Wales Prediction

There are two sides to Australia. One that has the power to pick apart even the slightest chink in an opponent’s amour. The other is a lack of cool heads when the pressure is raised against them. This looks as if it is going to be a tight encounter once again. Do Wales have enough to get the better of the Wallabies? Yes. Neither are going to be expecting an easy game. Wales can give as good as they get and land the win.


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