Argentina continue their search for their first Rugby Championship victory of the season when they host Australia on Saturday and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.
Argentina v Australia – click here to bet
Argentina have been on a very disappointing run not only losing all 5 Rugby Championship matches but they have only won 1 test in their last 11 and that came against minnows, Georgia. Their best performances have come against the All Blacks losing by 17 points in New Zealand and then last week holding them scoreless for long periods before going down by 26 at home. In their other home match they lost 23-41 to South Africa.
There is a strong chance that Australia will head into this match needing a victory or possibly a bonus point victory to secure runner-up spot behind New Zealand. They played out a second successive draw to South Africa last week, this time the match taking place in Bloemfontein and finishing 27-27. Their other away performance was an encouraging 35-29 loss to New Zealand in Dunedin a game which they only lost in the dying minutes.
Australia put in a powerful second half display to win 45-20 at home earlier in the Rugby Championship and in 4 rugby matches on Argentinian soil, Australia have won 3 and Argentina 1. Their last meeting in Argentina was in 2015 with Australia winning 34-9.
Argentina +6.5 at 9/10
Australia -6.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Handicap, Australia -6.5 at 9/10.
Barring an upset at Newlands in Cape Town, Australia will go into this match with more to play for and I think they will be too strong for an Argentinian side that has proven to be very disappointing this season
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