Argentina will be looking to build on their most successful Rugby Championship campaign to date when they host Australia in the early hours of Sunday morning, South Africa time. We take a look at the game and suggest a bet.
Argentina started slowly against New Zealand last week but actually put in a very competitive second-half to keep the losing margin down to 18 points. Their previous match was a 23-19 victory in Australia and in their other home match this year they beat South Africa 32-19 with a convincing display.
Australia started their Rugby Championship with successive defeats, home and away, to New Zealand both by over 20 points. They then beat South Africa in Brisbane before going down to Argentina at the Gold Coast and last week they were beaten by South Africa 23-12 in Port Elizabeth.
Argentina have hosted Australia 5 times in the Rugby Championship; with Australia winning 4 and Argentina 1. Last season it was Australia who won by 17 points and in their previous meeting, Australia won by 25 points.
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Argentina -1.5 at 9/10
Australia +1.5 at 9/10
Suggested bet: Argentina win at 8/10.
Argentina would have been targeting this game from the outset and the way they have played in this Rugby Championship they will be full of confidence that they can beat Australia. Australia dominated the second-half against South Africa but failed to score a point and that will be a massive concern to them heading into this fixture. They have had to travel over to Argentina and all things considered, I will be surprised if they are able to beat the home side.
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