Rugby World Cup: Early Match Betting

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Get your Rugby World Cup Round 1 match bets on early with Hollywoodbets. We have got outright matching betting available for a number of the Round 1 World Cup games. 

The Rugby World Cup is just a few weeks away and our scribe thinks he's found some great early value for those looking to beat a possible price shift when the action kicks off on the 20th of September.

Current Priced up Round 1 Matches and Current Prices

*Prices subject to change

Japan v Russia
Friday 20 September


To Win (80 Mins)
Japan 1/14
Draw 30/1
Russia 13/2


Tip: Japan 1/14 
This Japanese team looks the real deal having put in an almighty shift against a vastly experienced Fijian side in Round 1 of the Pacific Nations Cup. Coach Jamie Joseph's has got his side playing a solid brand of rugby and you can throw the house on the Japan outright win as there is not a chance they'll lose to Russia.
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Australia v Fiji
Saturday 21 September


To Win (80 Mins)
Australia 1/10
Draw 30/1
Fiji 11/2


Tip: Avoid at this time and wait for the handicap.
Both these teams have not looked good this year and while Australia should take the win there's simply not enough value for me to back a big strike on them especially as the Fijians are just so unpredictable.
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France v Argentina
Saturday 21 September

To Win (80 Mins)

France 8/10
Draw 20/1

Argentina 1/1

Tip Argentina 1/1

This price has shortened drastically over the past few weeks with big money being pumped onto the Argentina win. While it has shortened to even money, Argentina are still well worth backing. It would be wise to have a strike on this one ASAP as this is likely to trade as an even game come kick-off time.
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New Zealand v South Africa
Saturday 21 September

To Win (80 Mins) 
New Zealand 1/6
Draw 30/1

South Africa 15/4
Tip: South Africa 15/4
The South Africans have shortened slightly after last weekend's 16-16 Rugby Championship draw between the two sides. That game saw All Black Brodie Retallick leave the field with a shoulder injury, and while the news coming out of the All Black camp is saying that he's around 50/50 to play this world Cup opener, logic says he won't be available as these sorts of injuries take about 10 weeks to heal.

Games between these two sides have been extremely tight since Rassie Erasmus took over the South African side, so the 'Boks are well worth a punt at this price.
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Italy v Namibia
Sunday 22 September

To Win (80 Mins)
Italy 1/25
Draw 30/1

Namibia 8/1

Tip: Italy 1/25
Yes, the Italians are a poor old outfit but they should still be way too strong for a Namibian side who will be one of the latest sides to go into a pre-World Cup camp. I personally won't be backing Italy on the straight here but I will be adding them to my Round 1 multiple.
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Ireland v Scotland
Sunday 22 September 

To Win (80 Mins)
Ireland 1/4
Draw 25/1
Scotland 11/4

Tip: Avoid until the handicap comes out
This should be a cracker of a game, and while the Irish are deserved favourites it's not worth taking a punt on them on the straight win at 1/4.
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England v TongaSunday 22 September

To Win (80 Mins)
England 1/100
Draw 30/1

Tonga 11/1

Tip: England 1/100
This is another game you could throw the house on as England will be far too strong for Tonga. Again, I'll be leaving the straight bet as it's too short but I will be adding this to my Round 1 multiple.
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Wales v Georgia

To Win (80 Mins)
Wales 1/20
Draw 30/1
Georgia 15/2


Tip: Wales 1/20
While the Georgians are a much-improved outfit the Welsh should have far too much firepower. I can see the Welsh taking this one by at least 30 points so this one on the straight is an absolute banker. It also is the last leg of my early Round 1 multiple which you can find below.

Early Round 1 Multiple @1.36/1
Japan Win
Argentina Win

Wales Win
England Win
Italy Win

Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets

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