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Rugby betting: World Cup tips for Japan v Ireland

These tips can help build your #BetYourWay as hosts Japan face Ireland in a crucial Pool A clash in Shizuoka on Saturday.

26 Sep | BY Guy Giles | MIN READ TIME |
Rugby betting: World Cup tips for Japan v Ireland

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Here are five bets Guy Giles thinks you should consider for Japan v Ireland, which kicks off at 08:15 on Saturday. 

Japan (+20)

Japan will provide Ireland’s biggest test in Pool A, but it is hard to see a shock result here.

Ireland beat an incredibly poor Scotland side by 24 points in their opener, so Japan should have enough to keep it within this margin.

1st half handicap: Ireland (-10.5)

Ireland made a fast start against Scotland, leading 19-3 at the break before easing up in the second-half.

Japan, meanwhile, started slowly against Russia, conceding first before taking a narrow 12-7 lead into half-time.

First try scored: Forward

Forwards scored three of Ireland’s four tries against Scotland, including the opener, while flanker Pieter Labuschagne got on the scoresheet for Japan against Russia.

The strength of both packs combined with the generous price makes this an attractive option for any #BetYourWay.

Anytime tryscorer: Jacob Stockdale 

Stockdale was uncharacteristically quiet against Scotland but will get another chance on the left wing in Shizuoka.

The 23-year-old has 16 tries in 22 starts for Ireland.

Anytime tryscorer: Kotaro Matsushima 

Matsushima was electric against Russia, running in a hat-trick to take his tally to 20 tries in 31 international starts.

The winger lines up on the right for Japan and will be their main threat out wide.

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Guy Giles

Guy Giles