Rugby Tips: Predictions & Odds For This Weekend’s Games At The Rugby World Cup

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Rugby World Cup Predictions:

There are six games taking place at the Rugby World Cup this coming weekend, in what promises a feast of action France.

And while there is some intrigue across all the fixtures being held on Saturday and Sunday, there is one contest in particular that is capturing the attention of UK betting sites and that’s Ireland vs Scotland.

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Wales vs Georgia Predictions, Odds & Tips 

Although they have already qualified for the knockout stages, Wales are not assured of top spot in Pool C in advance of their meeting with Georgia at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes (Saturday 2pm, ITV1 and S4C). 

Dragons head coach Warren Gatland will possibly want his charges to wrap up a victory as early as possible and the 11/10 being offered by the best betting sites for rugby union on the first half being the highest scoring half could be well worth pursuing.

Tip: First Half To Be The Highest Scoring Half - 11/10 With William Hill

England vs Samoa Predictions, Odds & Tips 

Having sealed top spot in Pool D with a facile success over Chile the last time out, the pressure is off England for their clash with Samoa in Lille (Saturday 4.45pm, ITV1).

Their Samoan counterparts were eliminated from the tournament in the wake of a defeat to Japan in their third game of the pool, but will look to go out with something of a bang. For them to score the first try in the game, UK bookmakers are offering the compelling odds of 4/1.

Tip: Samoa To Score First Try - 4/1 With BoyleSports

Ireland vs Scotland Predictions, Odds & Tips 

Despite having 14 points from a maximum of 15 to date in Pool B, world number one Ireland could be denied a knockout spot by Scotland at Stade de France (Saturday 8pm, ITV1) on if even one of several permutations plays itself out in the Saint-Denis venue.

While the Green Army are expected to do the business, it is anticipated that the Scots will put it up to them at the very least. 

Bookmakers are offering 5/1 on Ireland winning by a margin of between 6 and 10 points, and this looks rather enticing from the present standpoint.

Tip: Ireland To Win By 6-10 Points - 5/1 With Ladbrokes

Japan vs Argentina Predictions, Odds & Tips

The fixture between Japan and Argentina in Pool D (Sunday 12pm, ITV1) promises to be another mouth-watering affair with both teams tied on nine points in the race for the second knockout spot behind England.

Japan claimed the scalps of South Africa, Ireland and Scotland across the previous two editions of the Rugby World Cup, but have yet to pull off a major victory in the 2023 tournament. 

However, this could well be their time to produce the goods and while they will be wearing the underdogs tag.

The quality that exists within their ranks makes the 5/1 available on Japan winning the game quite appealing.

Tip: Japan To Win - 5/1 With Parimatch

Tonga vs Romania Predictions, Odds & Tips

On Sunday in Pool B at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille (4.45pm, ITV3), both Tonga and Romania will be looking to sign off on disappointing campaigns to date with a victory to show for their efforts in France.

Given the Tongans are overwhelming favourites to come out on top in this one, it is perhaps more interesting to look at the handicap for this game instead. 

Betting apps are offering 6/4 on Tonga -43, which certainly looks like one of the more feasible options available for this game.

Tip: Tonga -43 Points - 6/4 With BetVictor

Fiji vs Portugal Predictions, Odds & Tips

Before eventually overcoming Georgia in Bordeaux last weekend, Fiji had found themselves trailing 9-0 at half-time. 

The Pacific Islanders only need a single point to leapfrog Australia in the second knockout spot from Pool C.

However, they face a Portugal side at Stadium de Toulouse on Sunday (8pm, ITV4) that have surprised many onlookers with the level of their performances in France.

Coral are offering 6/1 on the Fijians once trailing their opponents at the interval this weekend, only to eventually turn the game around by the final whistle.

Tip: Portugal/Fiji Half-Time/Full-Time - 6/1 With Coral

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