Australia vs Georgia, Match Preview


The first round of the Rugby World Cup comes to an end for Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka on Friday. It’s a fixture with two outcomes already decided. Georgia will be going home while Australia will march through to the quarter-finals.

Pool D is all but wrapped and Australia are set to finish second in the group. This fixture serves as something of a confidence booster before the knockouts and they’re expected be in command throughout against a team ranked seven places lower than them.

It’s reflected in the 1/33 on offer on Australia in the Full Time Result market with Georgia at 18/1. It means you’ll have to look at the handicaps and spreads for the opportunities to make this a lucrative match for the weekend’s betting balances.

The Handicap has Australia (-26.5) vs Georgia (+26.5) at 9/10 and Australia (-27.5) vs Georgia (+25.5) at evens.

The Alternative Winning Margin has Australia 11-20 and Australia 21-30 at 33/10 while Australia 31-40 is 7/2 and Australia 1-10 at 5/1. Australia 41-50 is quoted at 11/2.

There is 22/10 on Australia by 38+ in the Exact Winning Margin market while Australia by 1-9 is 6/1 and from there you are looking at 16/1 on Australia by 25 or Australia by 26.

For those interested in a flutter on the first half, you can get 11/10 on Australia by 15+ or 28/10 on Australia by 8-14. Australia by 1-7 is at 3/1.

The Winning Margin Spread sees a quote of 11/2 on Australia 26-30 or there’s 6/1 on both Australia 21-25 or Australia 31-35 in what will be the first ever encounter between these two teams.

If you’re one for the tryscorer markets then you can take 6/1 on either Jordan Petaia or Marika Koroibete dotting down for the first try of the match of there’s 8/1 on Dane Haylett-petty. Samu Kerevi, the hulking centre having already scored once at the tournament, is at 10/1.

The likes of Kurtley Beale and Matt Toomua are 15/10 to score at any time of the encounter while David Pocock is at 18/10.

The Australians have been fairly vocal about the refereeing and the approach to the high tackle at this tournament and it’s not unwarranted when you consider that 6 red cards have been meted out. You can get 7/1 if you think that this will be the case in this match.

For the Australians, this final Pool stage encounter is all about keeping the momentum going into the quarterfinals. They should get the job done quite comfortably

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