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Join BetRepublic.com for the best Rugby World Cup betting tips as we preview the Group A clash between New Zealand and Japan at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.
09:00 – New Zealand v Japan:
This match is the second clash for each of these sides and New Zealand currently top Group A after a big win over Tonga and Japan sit bottom after losing to France. Can Japan get their first points on the board and cause a massive upset against the favourites to win both the group and the tournament? Bet365.com think not and their New Zealand v Japan odds are below:
New Zealand odds – 1.00
Draw odds – 101.00
Japan odds – 81.00
These sides have met on just one previous occasion and New Zealand would be fantastically happy if they walked away with the same result as their last meeting. They defeated Japan 145-17 on the only occasion that they met before now, at Bloemfontein during the 1995 World Cup, will they be able to score a massive score like this again?
Japan will hope not to and their recent performances and shown that they are a vastly improved side since that fateful day 16 years ago. Japan have said that they are not concerned about the result of this game, but that they want to show their brand of rugby and if they get the chance to win the match, they will take it. Unfortunately, New Zealand showed how good they are as they eased past Tonga in their opening game and being as they feel that this game will be just as easy they have rested several players, including the key players of the captain Richie McCaw and main playmaker Daniel Carter.
While we feel that New Zealand will ease to victory in the match, we think that the bookmakers have set the handicap markets a little too high for the battling Japanese team and we are going to take advantage of this.
Betting Tips Recommendation:
We are backing Japan +54.5 points v New Zealand @ 1.91 with Bet365.com.