The Rugby World Cup is the biggest event in rugby union. There are many international tournaments which take place across the globe including the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship but none of them compare to the Rugby World Cup.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 will be the ninth time the tournament has been staged, which is not a huge number compared to the world championship events in other sports. However, the Rugby World Cup has been in existence since 1987 and has grown since then to become a huge sporting occasion. We will see a new nation and continent host the 2019 World Cup as the tournament will be staged in Japan. It is also the first time the Rugby World Cup has been consecutively played in the same hemisphere. The event will take place between the 20th September and 2nd November with matches spread across twelve different venues.
The Rugby World Cup final will be played at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. The question is, which team will be lifting the Webb Ellis Cup come the end of that match? Continue reading for our Rugby World Cup 2019 betting tips and for Rugby World Cup 2019 predictions.
1. Rugby World Cup Tips
A look back at the past two Rugby World Cup tournaments sees New Zealand as the winners and the bookmakers believe the defending champions have what it takes to make it three wins a row. Up until 2015, no team has won the Rugby World Cup back-to-back but New Zealand changed that with their victory over Australia in the final. Since that game and up to the time of writing, New Zealand have played 42 Test Matches and have won 36 times. It is a fantastic record and their only defeats have come against Ireland in Chicago, the British and Irish Lions, Australia, South Africa and Ireland in Dublin.
At international level, there is no stronger team in the world and when one top player retires, they seem to produce another to step in and take their place. New Zealand are in the same pool as South Africa but will have little trouble in progressing to the knockout stages. If they defeat South Africa, as expected, they will be a tough team to stop in the knockout rounds and the Rugby World Cup 2019 betting odds have the All Blacks as the favourites to lift the trophy at 11/10 with Bet365.
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2. 2019 Rugby WC Betting Odds
According to the bookmakers, the bulk of the Rugby World Cup 2019 betting outside of the favourites is focused on teams from the Six Nations.
Wales emerged as winners of the 2019 Six Nations and did so in style by winning the Grand Slam, meaning they defeated each of the other five teams in the tournament. It was the first time Wales have won the Six Nations since 2013 and the players will want to give Warren Gatland a good send-off as he leaves the coaching role at the end of the competition. However, strength in depth is the main concern for what is a physically demanding event. Wales reached the semi-final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and will want to go one better this year. You can back Wales at 6/1 with Bet365 to win the tournament and 11/4 to reach the final.
Many Rugby World Cup 2019 betting tips are backing England to be the main challengers to New Zealand in Japan. Eddie Jones’ team were disappointed not to win the Six Nations despite having a strong group of players. However, some of their performances left a lot to be desired, the second half against Scotland being a good example. If England can become more consistent, they have a chance and you can back them at 9/2 with Bet365 to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Ireland are the only other realistic contender from the Six Nations but their performances in the Six Nations this year suggest they are going to have their work cut-out. Nonetheless, they have defeated New Zealand recently and that could work in their favour. Ireland are 5/1 to win the tournament.
We then move to the southern hemisphere, with South Africa at 9/1 and Australia at 14/1 to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup. South Africa’s display in the Autumn internationals showed they can compete with any of the Six Nations teams and the Springboks could put up a good fight in Japan but the trophy is New Zealand’s to lose.
3. Rugby World Cup Live Stream
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