24-06-2023 Daily Rugby Predictions Junior Rugby World Cup 2023 Argentina Vs Italy

Argentina vs Italy

Argentina and Italy kick off the Junior Rugby World Cup 2023 when they meet in Paarl. The junior Pumas will have not played much rugby together recently but they are renowned for producing great attacking youngsters. Italy are well prepared for this tournament, as they played in the U20 Six Nations Championships not too long ago. Their obvious strength is in the forwards and they will be favoured by playing on a Paarl stadium that has poor underfoot and will suit a stop, start kind of game. The Pumas love to run the ball but they will need their forwards to provide a steady platform.

TIP: Argentina are favourites coming into this match on the back of their impressive showings in previous junior World Cups but since this is the first tournament post Covid, they could be found to be a bit rusty. Italy will be buoyed by the showing of their senior team in this year’s Six Nations and these youngsters will be hoping to impress the national team selectors with an upset win. The bookies have Argentina as favourites and I’m tipping Italy for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 2.55., Gbets 2.50 and Hollywoodbets 2.55


Argentina vs Italy

  • Italy have won two of the last three matches between the sides.

Latest results for both teams

Argentina lost 41-16 to South Africa in their last match while Italy beat Scotland 40-17 in their last match.


This match may be the first in Group C but it is likely to see the loser being eliminated as South Africa are the clear favourites to win the group on their home soil. The best second placed team across all the groups will also make the semi-finals. The Italians showed some excellent form in the Six Nations with their prop Marcos Francesco Gallorini demolishing all before him in the scrums. If the Pumas are to win this match they will need to avoid too many set pieces and should look to run the ball at the much heavier Italian forwards. I am predicting an Italian win by 6 points.

Probable Starting XVs(TBA)



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

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Italy victory are as follows:

Betway 2.55

Gbets 2.50

Hollywoodbets 2.55

Odds comparison on the Italy handicap:

The complete odds on the Italy handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+3.5)

Gbets 1.87 (+3.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+3.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are excellent odds on the Italy upset win but if you looking for a safer bet then we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+3.5), Gbets 1.87 (+3.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+3.5)

Other tips for the weekend (Predicted winners are in BOLD text)

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