Wallabies v Ireland – 1st Test Match – Preview, Odds and Predictions

Wallabies v Ireland  1st Test Match Preview

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Australia v Ireland Series Winner Odds

Similarly, rightly or wrongly, the bookmakers can’t split the two sides as series winner.

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Drawn Series

The 3-test match tour by Six Nations Champions Ireland will severely test the progress of the Wallabies under coach Michael Cheika.


Undoubtedly, it will be a series of contrasting styles that will throw together two very different teams looking to approach the games in two different ways.


As far as the game has progressed in the Northern Hemisphere, Australians are still not warming to the defensive, kick-orientated style of Rugby that visiting Northern Hemisphere sides play. It is however, a game plan based on substance over style. Results are everything and the visiting English side proved it in Australia in 2016.

Australia v Ireland 3-Test Match series

Australia v Ireland – 09 June 2018 – Suncorp Stadium – Brisbane

Australia v Ireland – 16 June 2018 – AAMI Park – Melbourne

Australia v Ireland – 23 June 2018 – Allianz Stadium – Sydney

Australia v Ireland 1st Test Match Odds

Bookies have been unable to separate the two teams in the odds ahead of the first test of the three-match series.

Best Value Bets

We also think it’ll be a close series and if it’s betting value you’re looking for;

  • the 2-1 series to the Wallabies, or;
  • the 2-1 series win to the Irish;
  • Both are quoted at $3.00 and seem to offer the best betting value in the markets.

Australia’s Form Last 6 matches

L – 24-53 v Scotland

L – 6-30 v England

W – 29-21 v Wales

W – 23-18 v New Zealand

W – 37-20 v Argentina

D – 27-27 v South Africa

Ireland’s Form Last 6 matches

W – 24-15 v England

W – 28-8 v Scotland

W – 37-27 v Wales

W – 56-19 v Italy

W – 15-13 v France

W – 23-20 v Fiji

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