It has been a long four-year period for the rugby fans since the last world cup, but the opening day is finally near. The RWC 2019 will take place in Japan, and is scheduled to begin on September 20 and end on November 2.
With the world cup right around the corner, both the fans of the sport and betting enthusiasts are anxiously waiting for the first game to begin. However, most of our readers are wondering if Australia is a candidate to take the Webb Ellis Cup home.
The road to the cup for the Wallabies shouldn’t be all that difficult, at least the beginning of it. Australians will be starting the Rugby World Cup in Pool D, alongside Wales, Georgia, Fiji, and Uruguay. As you may know, only the first two will advance from the group stages.
If you’re betting on the regular and are continuously on the lookout for the best betting tips, you probably already know that according to numerous online sportsbooks out there, both Australia and Wales are looking to be at the top of Pool D.
Namely, Wales has the odds of 9/1 and 10/1 to win the whole cup, while the Australians are at 12/1. When it comes to other teams in Pool D, Fiji might pose a potential threat to both Australia and Wales, while Georgia and Uruguay aren’t given high odds to pass the group stages. Uruguay is the team with the lowest odds (or the highest, depending on how you look at it) to win the cup.
While Australia seems to have a somewhat easy road ahead of them when it comes to passing through the group stages, when it comes to playoffs, things look a bit dicey. They will have to face many other clubs which are also considered to be favourites.
Depending on the placements, their next match could be against someone from Pool C which features England, Argentina, and France. England is considered to be among the top 3 to win the whole cup, while France and Argentina are trailing right behind Australia in the race for the cup.
Furthermore, down the line, Australians might have to play against the giants such as the three-time, as well as the reigning champion, New Zealand and the two-time champion South Africa, both of which are favoured to win this year’s world cup with the odds of 5/4 and 4/1, respectively.
While getting in shape for the Rugby World Cup 2019, Australia had decent results. The Wallabies lost 35 to 17 to South Africa and won 16 to 10 against Argentina which might be their next opponent after group stages.
They even showed the world that they are more than capable of playing against the big boys, winning 47 to 26 against New Zealand. However, only a week later, Australians didn’t even score in a devastating defeat of 36 to 0 against the All Blacks. Their last game was on September 7 against Samoa; Australians won 34 to 15.
Taking their current form and overall team’s quality into consideration, a lot of us can agree that Australia is almost certain to go through the group stages. Granted, it might be slightly harder to win it all, but a lot of Aussies are positive that their team can bring another trophy home.
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