Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 – Expert Predictions, Tips & Odds

by Ken Edwards, 27 November 2018

Rugby World Cup 2019 World Cup Winner Odds

(odds as at 27 November 2019 – subject-to-change)

Teams/Results betstar

New Zealand



South Africa











Western Samoa


Following the conclusion of the Spring Internationals, top betting sites odds for the 2019 World Cup in Japan have been updated.


Best Bet – (Best Odds with Betfair)

New Zealand’s mighty All Blacks to win the 2019 World Cup at $2.30.


Best Value Bet – (Best Odds with Betfair)

Six Nations Champions, Ireland are superb value at $5.00.

The Irish are the big-improvers in the World Cup 2019 betting markets after the Spring Internationals.

Ireland capped-off a phenomenal 2018 of international rugby with a stunning 57-14 win over the USA last weekend. The reigning 6 Nations champions were far too strong for their American opponents. The ease at which they won the match is indicative that they are growing as a team, and are no longer just looking to win. Ireland are looking to dominate opponents, much as the mighty All Blacks do.

The comparisons with the All Blacks are not-surprising. This week, Ireland’s Kiwi coach, Joe Schmidt, was named World Rugby Coach of the Year for 2018 and Ireland were named World Rugby Team of the Year. Ireland’s 6 Nations Grand Slam campaign was followed by a series triumph in Australia, while they won all four of their Spring internationals, including a victory over number one ranked side, the New Zealand All Blacks. Clearly, the gap between the All Blacks and Ireland is shrinking.


New Zealand are still World Cup favourites at $2.30, however, the top two sides are someway clear of the chasing pack, with England at $8.80 best-of-the-rest after an equally-impressive Spring Internationals campaign. Their 16-15 loss to the All Blacks has prompted many to declare England on a rise as the World Cup draws closer.

About the Author

is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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