Rugby World Cup Sunday Quarter Final Match Previews & Top Tips

Russ Yershon

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:25 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 12:25 PM UTC

Wales to win and Japan to give South Africa a scare.
<div><h2><strong>Wales vs France</strong></h2><p><strong>Sunday 20th October 2019</strong></p><p>Wales topped their group after a huge win over Australia, followed by comfortable wins over Georgia, Uruguay and Fiji. Making thirteen changes for their final pool match, Wales rotated their squad giving many a run out as they overcome Uruguay.</p><p>The crucial win in this pool was over Australia. Wales started very well and then held off a strong fight back by Australia, but the strong defence of Wales was evident to see. This part of the game will need to be as strong as they face an inconsistent French team.</p><p>France opened up with a narrow win over Argentina, then after a comfortable win over USA, they beat Tonga by the same score as they beat Argentina (23-21). The French aren’t showing signs they can win the tournament and this will be as far as they do in the tournament.</p><p>Wales can learn from their match against Australia and manage the game better to deliver a good win over the French. With the handicap market at 6 points with Betfair at 2.0 (Evens), we’re liking this a lot for Wales to cover the handicap.</p><p><strong>Rugby Tip: </strong><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker"><strong>2.0 (Evens) Wales (-6pts) on handicap spread to beat France with Betfair</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></p><h2><strong>Japan vs South Africa</strong></h2><p><strong>Sunday 20th October 2019</strong></p><p>Japan are the surprise package in the rugby world cup with 100% record as they topped the group with impressive wins over Ireland and Scotland. They also beat Samoa and Russia to top their pool and now face South Africa in the quarter finals.</p><p>The quick rugby the Japanese play will cause any nation problems and the South Africans need to be on their top form to stop them. The hugely passionate home support will spur the host nations in this match and the fast backs will be raring to go and give another strong effort to make even more history.</p><p>When you think that the experience of Ireland and Scotland will be enough, the Japanese overcome the odds to beat two of northern hemisphere’s top teams. Neither of them could match the energy of the host nations and the relentless attacking and quick rugby has been a joy to watch.</p><p>South Africa are still 2nd favourites in the tournament and are rightly favourites in this match, but it won’t be easy for them. I’m sure they will look at what Scotland and Ireland didn’t do well and be strong in the tackle and have plenty of energy about them to stop Japan getting a head of steam.</p><p>With huge talent in their squad it will be a huge shock if Japan make the semi-finals and we expect South Africa to come through. However, with handicap spread at 15 points, we’re taking Japan (+15pts) to cover the handicap spread in what could be the best quarter final to watch.</p><p><strong>Rugby Tip: </strong><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker"><strong>2.0 (Evens) Japan (+15points) to win on handicap market over South Africa with Betfair</strong></a></p><p><strong><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></p></div>
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