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Rugby World Cup handicap treble: Wales primed for biggest victory

16 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Rugby World Cup handicap treble: Wales primed for biggest victory

Warren Gatland’s side could record one of the largest wins of the tournament on Sunday, but other contests may be surprisingly close

5/6 – Wales (-65.5) to beat Uruguay

Wales might be struggling with injuries, but they are taking on a team considerably inferior to them in Uruguay.

The South Americans, who are 19th in the world rankings, were recently beaten 40-0 by Japan and also lost comfortably to Chile in the South American Championships earlier in the year.

Four years ago, Wales put 81 points past Namibia and 66 past Fiji in the group stages – something similar should be expected against Uruguay.

5/6- USA (+16.5) to beat Samoa

The record between these two sides shows a string of narrow wins for Samoa.

They have won all four meetings with the Americans, but the points-difference across all the matches is only +23, which suggests the +16 handicap this time around is unlikely.

The nations last met in July, where Samoa squeaked through by five points.

Since then, though, USA have beaten Japan and Canada twice and will be confident. It could well be another Samoan victory, but it is likely to be another narrow one.

5/6 – Argentina (+21.5) to beat New Zealand

It is rare to bet against the world champions and tournament favourites, but in this situation it makes sense.

The Kiwis won comfortably when the sides met four years ago, but they have only covered the -21 handicap in the seven meetings since.

Argentina have never beaten the All Blacks and, often, it is not even very close. But they do regularly make it into double figures.

The South Americans achieved a stellar victory over South Africa in August and should impress in defeat on Sunday.

A £10 bet on the treble pays £61.62*.

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