Wales v Australia Rugby Betting Odds & Preview – 11th November, 2017

Wallabies to edge a win in Cardiff

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Rugby Betting

It’s a big opener to the Autumn Series of internationals for Wales as they welcome Australia. Owen Williams is going to get a chance to show off his attacking skills as he comes into the centre to face the Wallabies for the first time. While this is a game in which there is going to be a lot of pressure on Williams now, it is the defensive midfield area which is more likely going to be the key factor in Wales winning this one.

There is no Justin TIpuric, Sam Warburton or Dan Lydiate around for the Welsh in this one and they are going into the game with a new look back row, Gatland rewarding form from his players. Wales will have seen how much Japan recently disputed Australia at the breakdown and that will be a great area for the Welsh to get under the skin of the visitors in. That is where Toby Faletau and Josh Navidi are going to have a chance to shine.

Wales had a disappointing Six Nations campaign this year winning just two of their five matches and finishing second from bottom of the table. They have produced a W4 L3 record for the calendar year in their internationals and the defeats were against France and Scotland out on the road in the Six Nations while suffering a home loss at the Millennium Stadium against England. In their short summer tour, they took wins over Tonga and Samoa. They are a price of 17/10 at bet365 to pull of the home win.

In the Wales v Australia head to head, there have been 40 previous matches and the Australians have won 29 of those and have drawn one. The Wallabies are currently on a record winning streak against the Welsh, having won each of their last twelve against them, a run stretching back to 28th November 2009. That’s some pretty strong form them and Australia are 1/2 odds on favourites with Bet365 to win this game.

Australia found New Zealand too much to handle in the Rugby Championship this year, losing both games against the All Blacks, while drawing their two matches against South Africa and winning both against Argentina. So in the 2017 calendar year, Australia have gone W6 D2 L3. Two of those defeats were against New Zealand as mentioned and the other was a shock loss at home in Sydney against Scotland in the summer, the Wallabies going down 19-24.

But they do have the form against Wales and on their last visit to Wales, back on November 5th, 2016, they ran out easy 32-8 winners. They will have a battle on their hands but they will still be expecting to deliver a win. The Wallabies get Will Genia and Bernard Foley for the game, who both sat out their win over Japan last weekend. Australia beat the Japanese by 33 points, but they were under huge pressure at the breakdown with Japan doing a fantastic job of disrupting their play. Marika Koroibete goes as 8/1 bet365 First Try scorer favourite.