Italy v Canada Rugby World Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th September 2019

Azzurri to beat Canada at the World Cup

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Canada will make their entry into the 2019 Rugby World Cup. They will be taking on Italy in Group B action. The Italians have already recorded a big win, getting a bonus point victory over outsiders Namibia. This tough group which also houses New Zealand and South Africa.

Italy v Canada odds*

1 X 2
1/20 40/1 8/1

* (betting odds taken from bet365 on September 23rd, 2019 at 10:07 pm)

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The Italians had a comfortable opener in the tournament. They got to stretch their legs a little bit as they racked up 47 points against Namibia. Following this one, the Azzurri will face South Africa then New Zealand in the group in a difficult race for second place. So they are going to have to take points off at least one of those.

Italy has never been past the group stage of a World Cup before, having won exactly two games in each of the last four editions. It is just when it comes to their challenges against the tougher teams that they fall short. Italy haven’t beaten a Tier 1 team since 2016. Italy have won just two games this year after another poor Six Nations campaign. Their wins this year were a friendly over Russia in August and then Namibia.

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The Italians have met Canada three times before and have won all of those previous meetings. However, they have all been fairly close contests as well, none of Italy’s victories being by a margin of more than ten points. The two most recently met in 2015 with Italy winning 18-3. The Canucks have a W7 L20 record in World Cup Matches. They have claimed one victory this season, a 56-0 victory over Chile.

Italy v Canada Prediction

There should be no mistakes made by Italy, especially with them having had a match under their belt at the tournament already. All of the previous meetings have been relatively tight ones on the scoreboard. Therefore a Canada +18 Handicap should be great value at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken from Boylesports on September 23rd, 2019 at 21:52).