Wales vs Australia
Both these teams will be looking for redemption in this match as they experienced extreme lows in recent weeks. Wales were stunned at home by Georgia last week 13-12 while Australia lost 13-10 to Ireland in their last match. The home team suffered their second embarrassing loss at home this year after they also lost to Italy in the final round of the Six Nations. Australia showed much improvement against Ireland after they were beaten by Italy for the first time in their history in the previous match.
TIP: Both teams are missing a number of key personnel due to injury and also due to this match falling outside the official international window. The Wallabies in particular have been devastated by injuries with six further players flying home after the last match. Wales looked terribly in attack in the last match as they failed to score in the second half. The good news for them is that they cannot play any worse than last week. The bookies have Wales as favourites for this match and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.70, Playabets 1.72 and Sunbet 1.75
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Wales vs Australia
- Wales have won the last three matches against Australia.
- Australia last beat Wales at home back in 2017.
Latest results for both teams
Wales lost 13-12 to Georgia in their last match while Australia lost 13-10 against Ireland in their last match.
The home side looked like a team that never played together in the last match as they were outplayed in all departments in the second half especially in the scrums. The Wallabies were involved in a slug fest in their match against Ireland and will be looking for more fluency in their attack. The Welsh attackers will be looking to put pressure on Australian flyhalf Ben Donaldson who is starting his first test match. The match will be decided by the forwards and the Welsh have the better pack. I am predicting a home win by ten points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 George North, 12 Joe Hawkins, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric (c), 6 Jac Morgan, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Adam Beard, 3 Dillon Lewis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Gareth Thomas
15 Tom Wright, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 10 Ben Donaldson, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Langi Gleeson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Jed Holloway, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Nick Frost, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper (c)
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Wales victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Wales handicap:
The complete odds on the Wales handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.90
Sunbet (-2.5) 1.89
Playabets (-2.5) 1.84
Predictions and Odds in details
There are only decent odds on the Wales outright won therefore I suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-2.5) 1.90, Sunbet (-2.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-2.5) 1.84
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