The Rugby World Cup kicks off on the 20th September 2019 in Japan, where 20 teams will battle it in the hopes of claiming Rugby’s greatest prize. We are going to be looking at who the Rugby World Cup 2019 Favorites are, as well as the betting odds available on them lifting the trophy.
Rugby World Cup 2019 Favorites
Only 4 participating nations have lifted the Rugby World Cup; New Zealand (3), South Africa (2), Australia (2) and England (1). Of the 4 previous winners, 3 find themselves favored to win the 2019 Edition, with Australia the only exception. Onto the bookies favorites.
1. New Zealand
The current Rugby World Champions, New Zealand, are once again favorites to lift the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Bookmakers have set their odds at 2.25 to win the World Cup and 1.53 to make it into the final, making them clear favorites for the World Cup.
- Current World Ranking : 2
- Pool B
- Bet on New Zealand to win the Rugby World Cup
England find themselves as 2nd favorites for the Rugby World Cup, thanks to their impressive improvements over the last 2 years. Bookmakers have set their odds of lifting the trophy at a respectable 5.50 and they’re priced at 3.25 to make the final.
- Current World Ranking : 3
- Pool C
- Bet on England to win the Rugby World Cup
3. South Africa
South Africa have shown great improvement in 2019 and head to the World Cup in good form, having won the Rugby Championship. Bookmakers have the Springboks as 3rd favorites with odds of 5.50 (Same as England) to win and have them priced at 3.00 to make it to the final.
- Current World Ranking : 5
- Pool B
- Bet on South Africa to win the Rugby World Cup
The Irish are currently 4th favorites for the trophy, priced at 9.00 to lift the trophy and 3.75 to make it to the final. There is a noticeable gap between the Irish and the teams above them in the odds department, giving punters good value should they wish to back them to go all the way.
- Current World Ranking : 4
- Pool A
- Bet on Ireland to win the Rugby World Cup
Wales find themselves at the top of the rugby ranking after an amazing 2019 season. However bookmakers have set them as 5th favorites for the trophy, which some will find surprising considering their overall ranking. Wales are 10.00 to win the World Cup and 4.00 to make it to the final. Once again they’re excellent value considering their form and ranking.
- Current World Ranking : 1
- Pool B
- Bet on Wales to win the Rugby World Cup
Australia have been rather inconsistent heading into the World Cup, and their position as 6th favorites reflect this. They’ve traditionally done well at the tournament with 2 trophies to their name, but lack the killer instinct of some of the sides ranked above them. Australia are priced at 13.00 to win and 5.50 to make the final.
- Current World Ranking : 6
- Pool B
- Bet on Australia to win the Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2019 Favorites : The Minnows
We’ve focused on the traditional Rugby powerhouses, now lets have a quick look at the other competing nations listed below.
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