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Rugby World Cup handicap: England to lead the way in mega treble

23 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Rugby World Cup handicap: England to lead the way in mega treble

Second Saturday of the tournament features some tight games with great options in the handicap market

As the pressure for pool points intensifies, we are already at the must-win stage for some teams in the Rugby World Cup.

With three intriguing games set up for Saturday, here’s our suggested treble:

5/6 – Italy (-15.5) to beat Canada

Italy had a fairly disastrous start to the Rugby World Cup, coming away with no points from their defeat to France at Twickenham.

However, they should have their inspirational captain, Sergio Parisse, back from injury who should help them drive on to a big win.

They will need the bonus point for four tries to keep their slim chances of progression alive and will be going full pelt.

Canada were swatted aside 50-7 by Ireland first up and although Italy will not romp to that margin of victory they should still win comfortably.

As long as Tommaso Allan’s kicking is on point then they should win by 20+ points at Elland Road.

5/6 – Samoa (+19.5) to beat South Africa

The Springboks were on the wrong end of a giant upset as they lost to Japan in their opener, with the shockwaves still reverberating around world rugby. 

However, the result will have brought a renewed focus with coach Heyneke Meyer making numerous changes to the team including a brand new pairing at half-back.

Samoa were far from impressive in their opening win over USA but have plenty of potential to improve, and, with a serious chance of progression, will provide formidable opposition.

South Africa will most likely still win but Samoa should cover the handicap.

5/6 – England (-8.5) to beat Wales

England’s performance in their win against Fiji appears better with hindsight given Australia’s struggles against the same opposition four days later.

Having reshuffled their team, they still boast excellent options when it comes to introductions from the bench.

The same cannot be said for Wales, who have already lost various key men to injury and have persistent doubts over both of their first-choice props – although Liam Williams has been declared fit at full-back.

England beat Wales 29-18 at Twickenham in the 2014 Six Nations and a similar scoreline can be expected on Saturday night.

A £10 bet on the treble pays £61.62

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