Italy v Australia, International Rugby Preview


Italy play Australia in Padua on Saturday and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.

Italy bounced back from their heavy defeat to Ireland in Chicago with a hard fought 28-17 win over Georgia in Florence last weekend.  They played Japan away in mid-year, winning 1 test and losing the other and they lost both their home matches in the Six Nations earlier this year.

Australia were beaten 9-6 by Wales in a low scoring encounter at the Principality Stadium last week.  There were no tries in the match and it was Australia’s second successive defeat having lost in the Bledisloe Cup against New Zealand in Japan prior to them coming to Europe.

Australia haven’t played in Italy since 2013 when they won by 30 points.  These sides played last year in Australia with Australia winning by 13 points.


Betting – click here to bet

Italy 15/2

Draw 40/1

Australia 1/12



Italy +18.5 at 9/10

Australia -18.5 at 9/10


Suggested bet:  Handicap, Italy (+18.5) at 9/10.

Australia will surely bounce back from last week’s defeat but Italy can be a tough nut to crack at home and are capable of staying within the handicap.


Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change