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Rugby World Cup 2023 betting tips today – predictions for 17/09/2023

The Rugby World Cup 2023 is finally underway, and the second weekend of the tournament is here already. Here at Pundit Feed we love betting on all things rugby, so here are our top Rugby World Cup tips today:

  • Prediction 1: Romania +63 handicap against South Africa @ 11/10 (2.10)
  • Prediction 2: Fiji to defeat Australia 1-12 @ 11/4 (3.75)
  • Prediction 3: Japan +22 handicap against England @ 11/10 (2.10)

Rugby World Cup predictions today

Like the sound of these bets, but aren’t confident enough to take a punt yet? Then read on, because every single one of our Rugby World Cup tips today is backed by the latest data, trends and expert analysis, so you can be sure if we suggest a wager, there’s good reason for it. Here’s why we suggest these Rugby World Cup predictions today:

Prediction 1: Romania +63 handicap against South Africa @ 11/10 (2.10)

Let’s be clear: South Africa are winning this match. It’s just a question of by how much, and we say it will be a little bit less than the bookies are predicting. The Springboks have rolled out an entirely new starting 15 against Romania from the one which defeated Scotland, meaning that there will be plenty of combinations that aren’t necessarily gelling quite as well as one would expect at this stage of the tournament.

Add to this the fact that Romania’s biggest strengths are the set piece and tight, physical stuff, and there’s a chance that while South Africa will still dominate across the board, they could well get drawn into a lower scoring than expected affair.

Prediction 2: Fiji to defeat Australia 1-12 @ 11/4 (3.75)

The boys from the Pacific fell painstakingly short last weekend, but we say there will be no such heartbreak this time. This is a team that has defeated England in 2023, kept it competitive against France, and won in victories over Japan, Tonga and Samoa as well.

Plus, many of their core upset the Crusaders and Hurricanes in Super Rugby Pacific, or were off winning gold medals at the Olympics for the Sevens team. All this to say: Fiji know how to win, they have been winning, and it won’t be an upset if they do so against Australia.

Speaking of the Aussies, don’t let their result against Georgia fool you. They’re still one from six this year, and missing the presence of Taniela Tupou for this match. Expect the Fijians smart rugby and never-say-die attitude to be too much for the Wallabies, with Fiji getting the result here to blow Pool C wide open.

Prediction 3: Japan +22 handicap against England @ 11/10 (2.10)

Sadly, Japan are not currently the threat that they were at past World Cups. It’s been a few years now since the Brave Blossoms looked like giant-killers, and while England may not be giants right now, they proved against Argentina that they’re still decent rugby team. We expect an English win here, but back Japan to come within the handicap.

Since the last Rugby World Cup, Japan have only lost by more than 22 points on two occasions. One of those was against England, but a much better England team than the one that will be fronting up on Sunday, so it’s unlikely we’ll see a repeat of that 53-12 score line.

Rugby World Cup betting tips today
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Why you can trust our Rugby World Cup betting tips today 

So, why should you trust some article on the internet that’s suggesting you Rugby World Cup predictions today? Three reasons:

  • Here at Pundit Feed, we know rugby. We grew up watching it, playing it, and talking about it before school. Now, we’re rugby betting experts, and no-one knows rugby union better than we do.
  • We’ve searched multi bookies, to make sure that not only are we suggesting great wagers, but we’re also outlining the best possible odds for your bets as well
  • Our track record speaks for itself. We’re not newbies – betting on rugby is what we do. Go check out some of our previous predictions (there are plenty of them!), and judge us by our track record. You be the judge!

Another reason why we have the best Rugby World Cup predictions today, is because we understand betting markets like the back of our hands, and we always look for the best type of wagers to make. Here’s a quick rundown of some options we typically suggest.

Best types of Rugby World Cup tips today

  • Outright winner
  • Margin of victory
  • Points handicap
  • Top try scorer
  • Half time/full time result
  • Race to points
  • Red card/yellow card
  • Total points

The big question is: What are you waiting for? Let’s get betting on some of these Rugby World Cup predictions today!

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