Rugby World Cup 2023 predictions and tips today 14/10/2023

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The 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals kick-starts with Wales facing Argentina this Saturday. The winner advances to the semi-finals, potentially clashing with Ireland (the world’s number one) or New Zealand (three-time World Cup champs).


Prediction and tips

We have made a selection of the best tips, predictions, and previews on all the fixtures for today during the Rugby Union World Cup in France.

Wales vs Argentina

Wales to win by close margin@ 11/10 (2.1)

Continuing with this prediction, Argentina’s victory against Japan featured more open play, but when facing Wales, they may not have the same luxury. This upcoming match might resemble their hard-fought 19-10 win against Samoa. On the Welsh side, their pool matches saw them score plenty of tries. However, the defenses they will encounter on Saturday are likely to be tougher, offering fewer scoring opportunities. Historically, four out of the last five encounters between these teams resulted in less than 42.5 total points. This suggests that another low-scoring game could be in the offing.

The Dragons to hold unto an early victory @ 11/8 (2.38)

In the Wales vs. Argentina matchup, the Dragons are currently seen as the slight favorites according to most betting sites. This favoritism is largely attributed to their impressive ability to kickstart games. Wales has consistently taken the lead in all four of their matches in this competition. Furthermore, they’ve managed to maintain their lead at the 20-minute mark in every game except for the encounter with Fiji, during which they briefly fell behind by three points.

Our next prediction for Wales vs. Argentina clash is that the Dragons will once again seize an early advantage and, this time, they’ll hold onto it throughout the match.

Other predictions includes:

-Argentina to win with a + 4.5 handicap @ 10/11 (1.90)

-Jac Morgan to score the first try @ 16/1 (17.0)

Ireland vs New Zealand


James Sexton to be man of the match @16/5 (4.2)

This Rugby World Cup marks the final chapter for the iconic Johnny Sexton, a veteran fly-half who holds numerous records in Irish rugby, including the most caps and highest points scored. At 38, he’s retiring after this tournament. When it comes to the Man of the Match accolade, it’s often linked to the game’s storyline. However, this particular match is poised to exert tremendous pressure on kickers, and Sexton’s golden boot may become the central figure. He not only possesses the narrative of his farewell on his side but also wields the standout skill that could genuinely shape the game’s outcome.

Our 10/1 prediction odds on Sexton clinching the award after what could be a historic Irish victory appear too enticing to ignore

New Zealand to secure a suprise win @11/4 (3.75)

Ireland’s Coach Andy Farrell is putting faith in the same starting fifteen, a squad that has demonstrated remarkable consistency so far. Currently occupying the top spot in the world rankings, their performance merits that position, and they will enjoy the support of what’s practically a home crowd when they step onto the field this Saturday. In this competition, Ireland has consistently begun their matches with strength, leading at the 20-minute mark in all but one game. With this in mind, our next prediction for the Ireland vs. New Zealand clash is for the All Blacks to make a forceful early surge.


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