Wales v Australia Rugby Betting Odds and Preview

Wallabies looking for six in a row against the Welsh

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Wales v Australia rugby betting sees the home nation staring down the barrel of their seventh straight defeat in international tests. After starting the year with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations, it has been struggle after struggle for the Welsh. Should that happen then Welsh would be relegated to the third tier of seeds at the next World Cup. So pressure is on them. History is not on their side though as they have not beaten the Wallabies since way back in 1969. The two sides have met already this season, as the Welsh took the Aussies on in their summer tour down under. All of the matches were won by Australia, but they were close one. The second test was won by two points and the third test by a single point.

Australia haven’t been at the top of their game this year at all. They were unable to really get anywhere near the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship this season, and there totally outclassed and out-powered by France in Paris in their Autumn series. However, they showed tremendous mental toughness by following that heavy defeat up with a win at Twickenham, just when everyone was expecting England to get the job done. Injury problems for starters has also disrupted them as well, but they are a long way short of their usual high standards. So can the Welsh rally themselves to stop their losing rot? On the basis of their summer tour in Australia where they had chances of victory, you would suggest yes.

Based on their Autumn series form? No. With Rob Howley taking charge with Warren Gatland entertaining himself with the Lions 2013 Tour preparations, Wales have really suffered. While they were taken down by New Zealand without crossing the line in their last match, it was their shock loss against Samoa after holding a halftime lead which really hurt them, and that came on the back of a defeat against Argentina. The defence of Wales just has not been there, but that is partly a product of the way that they play their rugby, high risk stuff that is powerful when it pays off, but can collapse heavily when it doesn’t.

Wales have lost their last six matches in a row and haven’t beaten any of the big three southern hemisphere sides since toppling Australia in 2008. The two sides have met five times over the last 14 months already with all five having been won by the Wallabies. Australia’s average winning margin over those five matches though was just four points. There are frailties about Australia, they aren’t crossing the line with as much regularity as they would like, still, they look the better shot and may be worth covering with an Australia 1-12 point winning margin for odds of 7/5 at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Wales v Australia Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Australia 4/6, Wales 5/4, Draw 20/1

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