Italy vs Canada Prediction & Betting Odds - Rugby World Cup 2019 Picks
September 25, 2019
Canada open their campaign at the Rugby World Cup 2019 by taking on Italy in Pool B at the Level5 Stadium in Fukuoka City on Thursday afternoon (local time).
Italy have already played once at this year’s finals, having beaten Namibia 47-22 in their opening game at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka in Osaka on Sunday.
Ranked 23 in the world, the Namibian part-timers are the lowest ranked team at the tournament, yet they scored the opening try of the game and it wasn’t until the 25th minute that the Italians took the lead.
The Canucks are only ranked one place higher than the Welwitschia, so the reality is that they are highly unlikely to be one of the two qualifiers from a group that also includes defending champions and World Cup favourites New Zealand and the second favourites, South Africans.
Betting Odds - Winner
- Italy to win -1666 (1.06) $200* Free Bet
- Bet on Draw to win +4000 (41.00) $200* Free Bet
- Canada to win +750 (8.50) $200* Free Bet
- Italy to win -1250 (1.08) $250 Free Bet
- Canada to win +750 (8.50) $250 Free Bet
- Italy to win -1111 (1.09) $200 Free Bet
- Bet on Draw to win +4300 (44.00) $200 Free Bet
- Canada to win +492 (5.92) $200 Free Bet
The Canucks will certainly believe that they can beat Namibia and know that if they could also upset the Azzurri, they would guarantee qualification for the 2023 World Cup.
Canada previously reached the quarterfinals of the tournament in 1991, losing 29-13 to New Zealand. However, two wins against Tonga is all they’ve had to show from 16 games in the Rugby World Cup finals since.
The Canucks have won twice in nine attempts against Italy, but their form leading up to the finals has been poor, with just two wins in 11 matches in 2019.
Italy vs Canada Betting Lines & Picks
The Italians are by no means bankers here, but they are certainly strong favourites in Rugby World Cup betting predictions going into this game.
The spirit in the Canadian camp should be strong in their opening game, so the tip is Canada on the Handicap +20.5 at -122 (1.82) with 888Sport.
Rugby World Cup Picks: Handicap – Canada + 20.5 @ -122 (1.82) with 888Sport