This summer, rugby nations New Zealand, South African, Australia and Argentina will once again battle it out for South Hemisphere dominance. At the moment, our 2019 Rugby Championship betting tips favor New Zealand as this year’s winners. Fortunately, they have favorable betting odds and a successful Rugby Championships record to conquer this year’s rugby union competition.
The Rugby Championship is an annual rugby union competition between New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina. This year, the competition will run from 21 July to 11 August. These are the 2019 Rugby Championship betting odds of the competing rugby nations on Bet365 Sportsbook:
2019 Rugby Championship betting predictions foresee 7th title win for New Zealand
The New Zealand national rugby team enter the 2019 Rugby Championship with the best chances of winning. According to the online sportsbook news in Australia, their Bet365 Sportsbook 2019 Rugby Championship betting odds of winning are 1.22. They are currently the most successful Rugby Championship nation with 6 titles from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Fortunately with favorable odds on the online sportsbooks in Australia, they could be celebrating a 4th consecutive title win. New Zealand have also named a strong 39 man squad for their 2019 Rugby Championship title defending campaign. This includes 2018 Rugby Championship top try and points scorers Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane.
South Africa look to claim 1st Rugby Championship win
South Africa currently trail behind New Zealand with the 2nd best 2019 Rugby Championship betting odds of winning. You can also bet on South Africa with Bet365 Sportsbook odds at 7.00 to claim their 1st Rugby Championship win. They will enter the competition with a 40 man squad captained by Siya Kolisi. However, there is still uncertainty over Siya Kolisi’s appearance at the 2019 Rugby Championship due to injury .
South Africa will also have an respectable Test match record against 2 of their counterparts, Australia and Argentina. However, New Zealand pose as their biggest threats having beaten them 58 times in 97 meetings. Fortunately, their top performers from the 2018 competition Aphiwe Dyantyi, Handré Pollard and Faf de Klerk will be in their 2019 lineup.
Australia’s coach Michael Cheika will be under pressure to produce meaningful results before 2019 Rugby World Cup
According to Bet365 Sportsbook, Australia stand a small chance of being the 2019 Rugby Championship winners. They already have already claimed one Rugby Championship win from 2015. Australia (11.00) will also be looking to make significant improvements following their 2018 Rugby Championship 3rd place finish. However, according to our 2019 Rugby Championships betting predictions, Australia will likely miss out on a 2nd title this year.
However, it might not be a walk in the park under coach Micheal Cheika. He’s been under a lot of pressure after leading Australia to a mere 4 out of 15 Test match wins. Fortunately, he has a lot of options to work with in Australia’s 34 player squad.
However, choosing the perfect starting lineup has been a constant struggle for Michael Cheika. Winning the 2019 Rugby Championship will be crucial for Australia as they prepare for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Argentina unlikely to pull of 2019 Rugby Championship win
The Argentinian national rugby team currently have the worst 2019 Rugby Championship betting odds to be 2019 Southern Hemisphere rugby champions. They have unfavorable odds of winning on Bet365 Sportsbook at 26.00. Argentina also have the worst record in the competition with 33 losses, 1 draw and 5 wins from 39 matches. Last year, Argentina finished the tournament in last on points difference.
However, they picked up 2 impressive wins against South Africa at home and against Australia away. Additionally, their players, Emiliano Boffelli, Nicolás Sánchez and Bautista Delguy were among the top 5 performers at the 2018 Rugby Championship. This means an improvement from last year’s performance is achievable. According to our 2019 Rugby Championship betting predictions, Argentina could achieve a 3rd place finish.
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