Rugby World Cup 2019 Betting Preview & Odds

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The Rugby World Cup begins in Japan on Friday 20th September, with 20 teams heading to the tournament. These teams include the home nations, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland so expect plenty of interest in this tournament from the UK. They will go up against the powerhouses of rugby such as New Zealand, South Africa and Australia in what is sure to be a gripping six weeks of action.

Where to Watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup?

The great news for fans of the sport is that every single game of this competition is live on terrestrial television. All but 10 of the games will be shown live on ITV, with the other 10 being shown live on ITV4.

This is something that is sure to attract further interest, both in terms of watching and betting. There will be many new betting sites that will see a spike in interest during this tournament with additional bets being placed and most of that will be down to how accessible the games are and how easy it is to watch.

Rugby World Cup Schedule

The first game of the tournament involves the hosts, with Japan vs Russia taking place on Friday 20th September. This is the only game of the day, with the opening ceremony taking place before it.

England are first in action on Sunday when they face Tonga in a game that will start at 11:15 am UK time, live on ITV.

After the group stages we head into the knockout round, with the quarter-finals taking place on the 19th and 20th of October, the semi-finals on 26th and 27th, and finally the final, which will be on November 2nd.

Rugby World Cup Odds

Karamba have installed New Zealand as the 5/4 favourites to take home the Webb Ellis trophy, which is no surprise considering their recent dominance in the sport. Those looking for value in the hope that there is a shock will probably find themselves looking at England or South Africa, who are both priced up at 4/1 behind them with the same bookmaker. Of the other home nations, Ireland are 9/1, Wales are 10/1 and Scotland are priced up at 45/1.

Those who want to back England in other ways can do so and a popular option is likely to be the ‘to reach the final’ market, where they are priced up at 9/4.

Rugby World Cup Betting Offers

With many games taking place in this tournament, accumulator betting is going to be very popular, with people looking for an interest in the action across a few days. With this in mind, perhaps the best offer to look for to use in the World Cup is an Acca boost offer, and that is exactly what Karamba offer with their Karamboost.

This offer gives you a percentage boost to your winnings on winning accumulators that qualify for this offer with four selections or more. This begins with a 4% boost to winning four-folds, but those trying their luck with something bigger could get a 20% boost to winning eightfold accumulators, giving you a great chance to win additional funds during the World Cup.

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