South Africa vs Argentina
The Springboks entertain the Pumas at Ellis Park in this final Rugby Championships match. This match will decide who the runner up will be, unless the Aussies beat the All Blacks which is highly unlikely on current form. The home team will be looking to bounce back after their 35-20 loss last time out against the All Blacks while the Pumas will be cock a hoop after they beat the Aussies in their last match.
The Springbok side have looked in great form when playing at home and anything except a comprehensive victory will be a regarded as a failure, as they selected what is arguably their strongest team.
TIP: The home team have made 9 changes to the side that lost against the All Blacks and have recalled Mannie Libbok to the flyhalf position. The most exciting selection is Grant Williams, in his first ever start in the scrum half position. The Pumas have also made a host of changes which is surprising, considering their excellent performance in the last match. The loss of fullback Emillion Boffelli to injury is the biggest blow to the team. The bookies have South Africa as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.07, Gbets 1.08 and Hollywoodbets 1.08
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
South Africa vs Argentina
- South Africa have won the last six matches against Argentina
- The last time the Pumas beat the Springboks was in 2018.
Latest results for both teams
South Africa lost 35-20 to the All Blacks in their last match while Argentina beat Australia 34-31 in their last match.
The Springboks will look to adopt a running game as they have arguably the quickest halfback combination in world rugby. Williams and Libbok are both super fast and the Pumas will need to keep a close eye on them, otherwise they will run rings around them. The Springboks pack is always their strength and this match is no exception with hooker Malcolm Marx finally getting a start. The home team certainly hold the advantage in both the scrums and lineouts and the Pumas will do well to avoid too many set pieces. I am predicting a runaway victory for the Springboks by more than 20 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Duane Vermeulen (c), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth (c), 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff
15 Juan Cruz Mallia 14 Mateo Carreras, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Lautaro Bazan Velez, 8 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 7 Santiago Grondona, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Lucas Paulos, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Thomas Gallo
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the South Africa victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the South Africa handicap:
The complete odds on the South Africa handicap:
Betway 1.90 (-18.5)
Gbets 1.87 (-18.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-18.5)
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 (-18.5), Gbets 1.87 (-18.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (-18.5)
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