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Rugby World Cup handicap acca: South Africa and France to score comfortable wins

16 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Rugby World Cup handicap acca: South Africa and France to score comfortable wins

There will be some one-sided contests in the group stages, but these handicap bets should make things very interesting

5/6 – Georgia (+10.5) to beat Tonga

Georgia will be no pushovers, having topped the European qualifying group and gone undefeated in the process.

The nation – recently up to 13th in the world rankings – have beaten both Tonga and Samoa in the past, while their pack has experience at the highest level of European club rugby.

Tonga – losers to Canada in the last World Cup and only narrow winners against Samoa and USA in 2007 – are not usually a team to dish out a thrashing.

This should certainly be tight, making Georgia the pick in the handicap.

5/6 – South Africa (-43.5) to beat Japan

South Africa will be a real threat at the World Cup and should get under way in style against Japan.

The Springboks enjoy handing out a battering and would have covered this -44 handicap against Fiji and Namibia in the last edition of the tournament.

Japan, meanwhile, are not the worst team in the competition, but they are the only side to concede over 1,000 points in the World Cup – an average of 48 per game.

The unrest caused by coach Eddie Smith announcing that he is to leave means they are not in great shape to keep the South Africans out.

5/6 – Canada (+39.5) to beat Ireland

Ireland do not appear to be capable of trouncing any side at the moment.

While they will certainly win, their defence has not been impressive in the warm-up games against England, Wales and Scotland.

Canada are not great – as shown in the recent defeats to USA – but they are capable of scoring points.

Ireland to win by 25-30, however, looks likely.

5/6 – France (-17.5) to beat Italy

Rarely will one man’s absence affect a team as much as Sergio Parisse being missing from the Italy side.

The inspirational captain is out of the contest with France because of a leg injury and his side will struggle as a result.

The French smashed the Italians 29-0 in this year’s Six Nations and beat them by 20 points 12 months earlier.

This is a key game for both sides and France should show their superiority with a clear victory.

A £10 bet on the four-fold accumulator pays £112.97*.

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*Odds and amounts correct at time of publication but subject to change. See site for latest.