2015 Rugby World Cup: Quarterfinals Preview & Betting Tips

October 17th 2015, 11:39am, By: C.McGregor9

The 2015 Rugby World Cup has reached the knock out stage of the tournament. There is no room for slip ups now, as each team will be looking to progress to the semi-finals. Continue reading our latest rugby betting tips with our 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals Preview. 

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South Africa vs Wales (Sunday 2am AEST)

After slipping up in their first match against Japan, South Africa have turned things around and were able to progress first in their pool. They are up against Wales who were held out by the Wallabies in what was one of the best matches so far this tournament.

This match will be close than expected with South Africa given a start of more than a converted try. The Springboks will have to play at their best to escape with a victory as the Welsh have improved in a lot of areas and if they continue their rush defence that was able to shutdown the attack of the Australians then they will be putting the South Africans on the back foot right from the start.

TIP: Wales +9.5 @ $1.90 with Crownbet

 

New Zealand vs France (Sunday 6am AEST)

The All Blacks have drawn their bogey side from World Cups and a lot of punters believe the French have it in them to cause another upset. The match will be close but New Zealand should have enough experience to avoid humiliation and escape with a victory.

The All Blacks have been building nicely throughout the tournament and a lot of the side will be full of confidence as they are the defending champions. The French were beaten in their last match against Ireland and they didn’t show much in attack to cause danger to the Irish line and with the New Zealand defence being stronger it will be hard for them to penetrate the line and score a try. The All Blacks will come out on top but the French should be in the contest until the end.

TIP: All Blacks +12.5 @ $1.91 with WilliamHill

 

Ireland vs Argentina (Sunday 11pm AEST)

This could be the closest match in the quarterfinals and it could go either way with both sides playing solid rugby. The Irish are undefeated and were able to hold off the French in their last match to claim the top spot of the pool. Meanwhile the Argentinians have only suffered one loss and that was to the All Blacks but they were able to send a fright through their camp as they were leading at half time. Since then they have be strong and will offer a great challenge.

Johnny Sexton has been able to overcome a groin injury, which is a huge boost for the team as not only is he a massive contributor to their game plan and playmaking but he is also their goal kicker that rarely misses the target. The Irish will play their style of football which is to take the points on offer and if they get out to a lead they will be hard to rope in.

TIP: Ireland 1-12 @ $2.40 with Sportsbet

 

Australia vs Scotland (Monday 2am AEST)

The Wallabies have suffered a massive blow to their chances with two of their best players being ruled out for the quarterfinal match up. David Pocock (calf) and Israel Folau (ankle) will be sidelined, however the depth of the Green and Gold allows for two solid replacements to be named. Ben McCalman will move to number eight whilst Kurtley Beale will take over at fullback. Vice Captain Michael Hooper returns to outside flanker after serving his one match suspension and he will be well rested to come out firing to try to fill the void of his partner in crime Pocock.

Scotland also suffered a blow losing Ross Ford and Johnny Gray to suspension and that will be a massive blow for the forward pack, as they will try to overcome the improved scrum of the Wallabies.

The Australians can tick all the boxes of a side that will challenge for the World Cup as they have one of the best scrums, lineouts and strength at the breakdown. They will take the points when they come on offer and look to punish the Bravehearts when given the opportunity to attack.

TIP: Australia -15.5 @ $1.91 with Palmerbet

 

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Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!

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