Ireland vs Argentina
Ireland come into this match flying high after their win against the mighty All Blacks. That was one of the best performances Ireland have produced in many years and surprisingly it was their third win over the All Blacks since 2016. Argentina also won their first match of the season when they beat Italy. They were on a seven match winless streak. They have started to look better in their last few matches even in defeat. The Irish have made a few major changes with Robbie Henshaw coming into the team to partner Garry Ringrose in place of Bundee Aki. The most important change is Captain Johnny Sexton out with injury and is replaced by Joey Carbery.
TIP: Carbery and the rest of the team will be keen to show that they can still play well without their talisman Sexton.This remains to be seen as the Captain is the heartbeat of this team. The Pumas have failed to score first in 11 of their last 13 matches.Whilst defeat of Italy ensured their losing streak ended at seven games, a sharp improvement will be required to go out on a high at the end of this season. The bookies have Ireland as favourites and I also am tipping the Irish to win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.16, Playabets 1.16 and Sunbet 1.17
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Ireland vs Argentina
- Ireland have won seven of the last eight matches against Argentina.
- The last time Argentina beat Ireland was in the 2015 World Cup.
- Ireland have never lost at home to Argentina.
Latest results for both teams
Ireland beat New Zealand 29-20 in their last match while the Pumas beat Italy 37-16 in their last match.
It will be almost impossible for Ireland to repeat their performance of last week but they should still have too much firepower for the Pumas. They have q potent backline that is on form especially James Lowe who has scored in both the previous matches. Garry Ringrose is another player on fire. The Pumas will as always look to their world class flanker Pablo Matera to give them the go forward ball they need to attack. The visitors to have any chance will need to avoid too many set pieces and must look to speed the game up. The Irish will want to use their driving maul to drain the energy of the visitors. The home team will win this match by more than 13 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Robert Baloucoune, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 James Lowe, 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Caelan Doris, 5 James Ryan (c), 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Ronan Kelleher, 1 Andrew Porter
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Mateo Carreras, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Jerónimo De La Fuente, 11 Lucio Cinti, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Pablo Matera, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Santiago Grondona, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julián Montoya (c), 1 Thomas Gallo
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Ireland victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Ireland handicap victory :
The complete odds on the Ireland handicap victory:
Worldsportsbetting (-13.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-13.5) 1.90
Playabets (-11.5) 1.90
Predictions and Odds in details
In every match the Pumas play, discipline is their biggest issue especially if they are trailing in a match. They tend to give away the most penalties and if that trend continues in this match then the Irish will punish them. The scrum will be an area that the home team certainly has the advantage with Tadhg Furlong, Ronan Kelleher and Andrew Porter making them one of the strongest front rows in world rugby probably only behind the Springboks. These front rowers are also great with ball in hand. The bookies are offering almost no value on the Ireland outright victory therefore I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-13.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-13.5) 1.90 and Playabets (-11.5) 1.90
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