Italy U20 vs Georgia U20
Italy and Georgia meet in this match with group C taking on the tag of Group of Death. The Azzurri, South Africa and Argentina are all locked on 5 points with the junior Pumas top of the group on points difference. A bonus point win for Italy and a loss for Argentina will see the Azzurri top the group and qualify for the semi-final.
Georgia cannot top the group unless something drastic happens where they win this match by a massive margin and then hope the winner of the other group match does not get a bonus point win.
TIP: The Italians will still be on cloud nine after they upset hosts South Africa in their last match thanks to the dominance of their forward pack. They are unlikely to make any changes in the forwards although they are coming up against arguably the strongest pack in the competition bar France. The Georgians have shown so far that they are no longer the one trick pony they used to be as they have some excellent players in their backline. The bookies have Italy as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.55, Gbets 1.55 and Hollywoodbets 1.53
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Italy U20 vs Georgia U20
- Georgia have won just one of the three matches between the sides.
- Italy have won the last two matches they played against Georgia.
Latest results for both teams
Italy beat South Africa 34-26 in their last match while the Georgians beat Argentina 20-0 in their last match.
The match will be decided by the stronger forward pack therefore we in for a tight match as the packs are very evenly matched. Georgia have selected the same team for both their opening two matches and it remains to be seen if the players will be up for three straight matches in 10 days. The Italy team will need to showcase their backline in this match as dry weather is expected for the clash. In the wet weather of the last match the ball never left the forwards but they will not win with that style of play in this match. I am predicting an Italian win by 2 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Simone Brisighella, 14 Alessandro Gesi, 13 Dewi Passarella, 12 Nicola Bozzo, 11 Matthias Leon Douglas, 10 Giovanni Sante, 9 Sebastiano Battara, 8 Jacopo Botturi, 7 Odiase David, 6 Carlos Berlese Lizardo, 5 Pietro Turrisi, 4 Alex Mattiolo, 3 Marcos Franscesco Gallorini, 2 Giovanni Quattrini (captain), 1 Destiny Ugiagbe Aminu.
15 V Mikadze, 14 L Tsirekidze, 13 T Kakhoidze, 12 G Shvelidze, 11 S Aptsiauri, 10 P Khutsishvili, 9 D Khuroshvili, 8 N Lomidze, 7 L Tsikhistavi, 6 R Zazadze, 5 G Nikoladze, 4 G Ghaniashvili, 3 B Tsikhistavi, 2 B Konelidze, 1 G Mamaiashvili
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Italy victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Georgia handicap:
The complete odds on the Georgia handicap:
Betway 1.90 (+4.5)
Gbets 1.87 (+4.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+4.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are only decent odds on the Italy win therefore we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+4.5), Gbets 1.87 (+4.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+4.5)
Other tips for the weekend (Predicted winners are in BOLD text)
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Australia vs England
New Zealand vs Japan
France vs Wales
South Africa vs Argentina
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