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Join BetRepublic.com for the best Rugby World Cup betting tips as we preview the Pool C clash between Russia and the USA at New Plymouth.
08:30 – Russia v USA:
The Russians begin their first ever World Cup challenge in New Plymouth against the USA and they begin as the outsiders, but will they be able to upset the odds and claim a historic first win? Bet365.com think not and their Russia v USA odds are as follows:
Russia odds – 3.40
Draw odds – 26.00
USA odds – 1.36
The Russians are a team on the move and they have improved from 24th in the world to 19th in the past four years and they will be confident as they make their World Cup debut. However, they come into this match having lost their four warm up matches against Northampton and Gloucester as well as Welsh sides the Dragons and Ospreys. They will be nervous for this match, but being as they have played the USA twice in the last two years, albeit losing on both occasions, they will happy that their first ever World Cup game comes against a team they have plenty of knowledge on.
This also works for the USA and being as they won the match against the Russians this year 32-25 and last year 39-22, they will be confident of racking up a victory in this game. Their confidence is not unfounded after their fine performance against the Irish in their opening game of the tournament also. While they never led against the Irish, they put in a good shift in their 22-10 defeat and even crossed the line for a try in the final moments of the game. They have been praised for their defensive play during that match and they will look to add some attacking flair to their play for this game.
We expect the USA to win this match and with the way that they can defend we are backing them to win this match by a few points against this Russian side.
Betting Tips Recommendation:
Our money is on USA -7.5 points v Russia @ 1.91 with Bet365.com.