New Zealand Slight Favourites in Rugby World Cup Opening Tilt

Published on September 20th, 2019 4:08 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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The rugby world cup tournament is on.  Bet on New Zealand vs. South Africa. Rugby fans are going to get an incredible treat on Saturday as New Zealand is set to take on South Africa in a Pool B match-up.

Pool B is aptly being called the "Pool of Death", as New Zealand and South Africa are two of the favourites to win the entire tournament. This leaves Italy, Namibia and Canada, the other three players in the pool, with a slim chance of advancing to the knockout rounds.

New Zealand is the clear favourite to win the tournament, and this is based on their two consecutive World Cup titles. South Africa, however, is a very formidable foe, which is why rugby fans have had this game circled on their calendars for a while now.

Let's take a look at the betting odds for this contest, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: September 20th, 2019 4:03 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

New Zealand, -5, 1.90
South Africa, +5, 2.10
Tie, +5, 17.00


Over 44, 2.10
Under 42, 2.00
42-44, 9.00


New Zealand, 1.50
South Africa, 3.00
Tie, 26.00


New Zealand is currently 1.72 to score first in the game, while they are listed at 1.61 to score the first try.

New Zealand and South Africa will be in a pitched battle to finish at the top of Pool B, and there is a very good chance that this match determines the winner of the entire Pool.

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