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Join BetRepublic.com for the best Rugby World Cup bets as we preview the Pool C match between Ireland and Russia at the Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua.
06:00 – Ireland v Russia:
Ireland came into this World Cup under a cloud of despair having lost all of their four warm up games, but they have been reinvigorated in New Zealand and they come into this game knowing that victory will almost assure their the title of Pool C victors following their defeat of Australia in their last match. Will they win this game? Bet365.com certainly think so and their Ireland v Russia odds are as follows:
Ireland odds – 1.00
Draw odds – 101.00
Russia odds – 81.00
The spirits in the Irish camp will be as high as it is possible for them to be at this time following their 15-6 win over Australia a week ago and after having eight days downtime before this match they will relish getting back to action and, hopefully, getting another win under their belt. They have looked impressive in their two wins so far and they are definitely enjoying playing their rugby at the moment. They have won the only other clash with Russia with a 35-3 away win in 2002 and the Irish will be looking to better that score here.
They make nine changes for this match to inject some freshness into their team and the Russians make the same number of alterations after their 53-17 defeat at the hands of Italy five days ago. The Russian side can defend well enough for a smaller nation but they offer very little going forwards, and even with these changes this Irish side is better than the Italian team that secured an easy win against Russia. As such, we’re backing an easy win for Ireland in this game.
Betting Tips Recommendation:
Our money is on Ireland -51.5 points @ 1.91 with Bet365.com.