Betting on the Rugby World Cup

rugby world cup logoTwenty teams will take to stadiums across England for the 2015 World Cup with some games also being played at the Millennium Stadium after Wales backed the winning bid to host the tournament submitted by England. There are many ways to take part in rugby World Cup betting, which can include placing bets on teams to win individual games, group games or the tournament as a whole. Bets can also be placed on the players taking part in the tournament to score points in a specific game or to finish the tournament as the top try scorer or point scorer for the tournament or their own team.

As soon as the pools for the 2015 World Cup were announced with five teams in each group in 2014 Online rugby betting Websites published odds for the overall tournament and to progress out of the group stages. A single change to the lineup of the 2015 World Cup from the 2011 World Cup is the inclusion of Uruguay in place of Russia, although Uruguay should not progress from a group containing Australia, host nation England, Wales and Fiji. The pool stages see only the top two teams progress to the quarter finals, which could see some different nations progressing as the traditional rugby playing countries are being replaced in the rankings by some of those usually seen as smaller nations.

A good bet for a single match victory could be to see the USA spring a surprise and beat traditional rivals Japan after the US won the recent Rugby Sevens tournament at Twickenham. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and France should all progress through the early stages and be a good choice for those seeking out a bet with Online rugby betting Websites. Rugby World Cup betting options should include some gambles on the chances of Scotland or Samoa progressing through the group stages and reaching the quarter finals of the tournament. Argentina should also progress through the group stages, but a bet on the New Zealand All Blacks to top the group may not see a huge payday, but is a safe bet.

Once the group stages have been completed and the tournament reaches the knockout stages the choices are more difficult to make as a single game is played to determine who progresses to the semi finals and final. Looking for an overall winner is a difficult thing to do, host nation England have a single World Cup victory, but are rebuilding and will be pleased to reach the quarter finals after being drawn in a group with Wales and Australia. Looking outside the southern hemisphere for a winner seems a difficult thing to do with the New Zealand All Blacks, Australia and South Africa looking like the best bets for the overall winner. Ireland have recently performed well in the Six Nations Championship, but have a poor history in the World Cup, however conditions in England should suit their style of play. Should England manage to defeat the third favorite Australians and local rivals Wales a large number of bets will be placed on the team to win the entire tournament for a second time in the history of the event.