23-09-2023 Daily Predictions Rugby World Cup 2023 Georgia vs Portugal

Georgia vs Portugal

Georgia take on Portugal in Toulouse in this second round match of Pool C. These two are the only teams in the group to have played one game. Georgia will be anxious to bounce back from their 35-15 mauling they received at the hands of a very ordinary Aussie side. Portugal lost their opener 28-8 to Wales but will be glad with they way their fought until they had their winger Pinto sent off.

The Lelos will be hugely disappointed that their much-vaunted forwards pack was brushed aside by the Wallabies. Os Lobos can expect a backlash of note from the Georgians who pride themselves on scrumming.

TIP: Portugal were in the contest for long periods against Wales but lacked the killer instinct to finish their excellent build up play. Georgia had similar problems in their match as they had numerous line breaks but either knocked on or fail to deliver the final pass. The main culprit in this regard was star fullback Davit Niniashvili and he will be looking to make amends in this match. The bookies have Georgia as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.14, Gbets 1.14 and Hollywoodbets 1.14


  Georgia vs Portugal

  • Georgia have won seven of their eight matches against Portugal.
  • There has been one draw between the sides back in 2022.

Latest results for both teams

Georgia lost 35-15 to Australia in their last match while Portugal were beaten 28-8 by Wales in their opening match.


The Lelos are famous for their scrum prowess with their front rowers playing at top clubs across Europe. They are sure to return to basics in this match, Portugal must be prepared for a barrage of scrums and lineout mauls. Os Lobos strength is their running game but in order to implement it, they will need a stable platform from their forward pack. Georgia will want nothing less than a bonus point win, especially with much tougher opposition like Wales and Fiji on the horizon. The overall experience and power of the Georgians makes me predict 20 points win for The Lelos.

Probable Starting XVs


15 Davit Niniashvili, 14 Akaki Tabutsadze, 13 Demur Tapladze, 12 Merab Sharikadze (captain), 11 Miriani Modebadze, 10 Luka Matkava, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Beka Gorgadze, 7 Luka Ivanishvili, 6 Tornike Jalagonia, 5 Konstantine Mikautadze, 4 Nodar Cheishvili, 3 Guram Papidze, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Nika Abuladze


15 Nuno Sousa Guedes, 14 David Costa, 13 Jose Lima, 12 Tomas Appleton (captain), 11 Rodrigo Marta, 10 Jeronimo Portela, 9 Samuel Marques, 8 Rafael Simoes, 7 Nicolas Martins, 6 Joao Granate, 5 Steevy Cerqueira, 4 José Madeira, 3 Anthony Alves, 2 Mike Tadjer, 1 Francisco Fernandes

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Georgia victory are as follows:

Betway 1.14

Gbets 1.14

Hollywoodbets 1.14

Odds comparison on the Georgia handicap:

The complete odds on the Georgia handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-15.5)

Gbets 1.87 (-15.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-15.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the Georgia outright win therefore we suggest backing them on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-15.5), Gbets 1.87 (-15.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-15.5)

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