The November international rugby union fixtures are always a must-see each year in the rugby calendar. Soon rugby, fans will witness the Autumn Nations Cup, a new competition hosting some of the national rugby teams. Currently, our Autumn Nations Cup betting preview has labelled England as the frontrunners to win the inaugural rugby union competition.
The 2020 Autumn Nations Cup will run from 13 November to 06 December. According to our Autumn Nations Cup betting preview, the competition will feature two pools of four nations each. Currently, England, France and Italy are the competition’s top contenders, and Italy and Georgia are the current underdogs.
Let’s see how their winning chances stand against each other on 888sport:
- England 5/4
- France 11/4
- Ireland 4/1
- Italy 250/1
- Georgia 500/1
Our 2020 Autumn Nations Cup betting preview foresee an inaugural competition win for England
England rugby stands the best chance of claiming the first Autumn Nations Cup win on 888sport. Additionally, England is currently ranked third in the World Rugby Rankings, and first among the Autumn Nations Cup contenders. Consequently, they’ll start the international competition as strong competitors.
According to the online sportsbook news in the UK, England will play in Group A against Georgia, Ireland and Wales. Although they’re likely to expect some challenges from Ireland, England still are favourites to top Group A.
Consequently, our Autumn Nations Cup betting predictions have labelled England as a safe bet with leading odds at 5/4. Furthermore, England, France also poses as a promising 2020 Autumn Nations Cup title contender.
Currently, the World Rugby No. 6 has the second-best 2020 Autumn Nations Cup betting odds of winning at 11/4. Additionally, France will play in Group B against Scotland, Georgia and Italy. Similarly to England, it’s likely that France will top their Group.
Consequently, England and France could potentially go head to head for first place in the Autumn Nations Cup. However, another Autumn Nations Cup hopeful to keep an eye on will be Ireland. They’re currently ranked No. 4 in the World Rugby Rankings and will play in Group A.
Additionally, Ireland has the third-highest odds of claiming the international competition win at 4/1. If they can overcome the threat of England in Group A, they could potentially claim the Autumn Nations Cup.
Longshots for the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup title
Currently, Italy is among the competition’s contenders with the lowest odds of winning on the online sportsbooks in the UK. Consequently, our Autumn Nations Cup betting odds have labelled Italy a longshot with odds at 250/1.
Additionally, Italy will also start the competition as the lowest-ranked nation among the Autumn Nations Cup contenders. Furthermore, they’re also playing against some tough competitors in Group B with France already eyeing the Group’s win. Consequently, it’s likey that Italy will finish rock bottom in their Group.
However, to avoid further disappointment, they’ll have to make sure that they don’t finish dead last in the final rankings. Another 2020 Autumn Nations Cup hopeful with unfavourable odds of winning on 888sport is Georgia.
According to our Autumn Nations Cup betting predictions, it’s expected that they’ll struggle from the onset in Group A. Similarly to Italy, it’s likely that Georgia will record a bottom place finish in their group.
Furthermore, with odds stacked against them at 500/1, they’ll likely record a last place 2020 Autumn Nations Cup finish.
Be sure to read our latest review about 888sports, the bookmaker to bet on the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup. Additionally, you can read our 2020 Six Nations preview for more international rugby betting opportunities.