09-07-2021 Daily Prediction Rugby International South Africa vs Wales

South Africa vs Wales  

South Africa plays host to Wales at Toyota Stadium for the second test in the three match series. The home team can consider themselves very lucky to have won 32-29 in the first test. They needed an 83rd minute Damian Willemse penalty to beat the spirited Welsh outfit. Springbok Coach Jacques Nienaber has responded to their below par performance by making 14 changes to his team with only giant lock Eben Etzebeth surviving the drop. It remains to be seen if this is a masterstroke or a stroke of disaster.

TIP: The team will be captained by the returning World Cup wining flyhalf Handre Pollard and includes a debut for 35 year old Deon Fourie. South Africa will be looking for a far more comfortable victory than the first test but will need their forward pack to be at their dominant best. Wales will be licking their lips when they saw the team South Africa announced for this match as this will be their best chance to beat the Springboks at home.

The bookies have the Springboks as favourites but I am tipping Wales for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 5.00, Playabets 4.75 and Sunbet 4.80

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

South Africa vs Wales 

  • South Africa have won the last three matches against Wales.
  • All three of the win were by a margin of five points or less.

Latest results for both teams

The Springboks beat Wales 32-29 in their last match.

PREDICTION

The visitors were desperately unlucky to lose the first test but their ill disciple cost them the match. In the closing stages of the match they were down to 12 players but to their credit they scored a try with just 13 players on the field. Wales always seem to lift their game against the Springboks as they have won four of the last seven matches against the World Champions. They have however lost the last three matches against them but the margin of defeat has been five points or less in all three games. Wales is the more settled team therefore I am predicting the visitors to win by 4 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

South Africa

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aphelele Fassi, 10 Handre Pollard (c), 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Thomas du Toit

Wales

15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Cuthbert, 10 Dan Biggar (c), 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Gareth Thomas

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Wales victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 5.00

Playabets 4.75

Sunbet 4.80

Odds comparison on the Wales handicap :

The complete odds on the Wales handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (+10.5) 1.91

Sunbet (+10.5) 1.89

Playabets (+10.5) 1.81

Predictions and Odds in details

Wales will be desperate for a victory in this match to keep the series alive while the home side will be looking to wrap up a series win in this match. Wales Captain Dan Biggar will again be key for them as he leads from the front and if he can reproduce his form from the first test they could cause an upset. South Africa have made the bold decision to try new combinations with an eye on next year’s World Cup. They could come unstuck in this match therefore we are backing Wales for the upset win. There are great odds on the Wales upset win but if you looking for a safety bet I suggest the visitors  on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+10.5) 1.91, Sunbet (+10.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+10.5) 1.81

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