19-08-2023 Daily Prediction Friendly Rugby International Wales vs South Africa

Wales vs South Africa

Wales welcomes the Springboks to the Cardiff Stadium for this Autumn International. The home team will be wandering how they didn’t win their last match against England when they conceded a try while the opposition was down to 12 players on the field. The Springboks have selected a near full strength team for this match. Wales always seem to save their best performances for when they face the South African so we should see another close contest. The visitors will be hoping that they don’t pick up any new injury concerns as they are already decimated with injuries.

TIP: Wales have picked a number of fringe players for this match and this will be their final opportunity to impress Coach Gatland before the World Cup. The big news from the Springbok camp is the return of influential Skipper Siya Kolisi from a long term injury. He is joined on the comeback trail by Jaden Hendrikse, who has been out of action for several months. The bookies have South Africa as favourites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.33, Gbets 1.34 and Hollywoodbets 1.34

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

Wales vs South Africa

  • South Africa have won four of the last five matches against Wales
  • Wales have lost their last two home matches against the Boks.

Latest results for both teams

Wales lost 19-17 to England in their last match while South Africa beat Argentina 24-13 in their last match.

PREDICTION

Wales were badly beaten in the scrums by England and it remains to be seen how the same personnel fares against the strongest front row in world rugby. If they can at least gain parity in the scrums, then we could be in for an exciting match. The Springboks will be looking to flyhalf Mannie Libbok to guide them on attack with a new centre pairing of Damian De Allende and Jesse Kriel. This is an ideal opportunity for Kriel to finally nail down the 13 spot in the absence of the injured Lukhanyo Am. Wales have selected a massive midfield combo with Mason Grady expected to get them over the advantage line. I am predicting an away win by 6 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Wales

15 Liam Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Mason Grady, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Kieran Hardy, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Jac Morgan (c), 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Will Rowlands, 4 Ben Carter, 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Corey Domachowski

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Canan Moodie, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the South Africa victory are as follows:

Betway 1.33

Gbets 1.34

Hollywoodbets 1.34

Odds comparison on the Wales handicap:

The complete odds on the Wales handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+8.5)

Gbets 1.87 (+8.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+8.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor returns on the South Africa outright win but if you looking for better odds then we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+8.5), Gbets 1.87 (+8.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+8.5)

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