This weekend's predictions!

03rd Dec 2013, 10:02

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Big score expected in Paris

Big score expected in Paris

It is that time of the week again when we put our reputation on the line and give you our predictions for the action coming your way.

It is that time of the week again when we put our reputation on the line and give you our predictions for the rugby action coming your way on Saturday.

With international and domestic action taking place across Europe, we bring you the top rugby betting tips for the games over the next three days.

Let's get started.

November Tests:

Wales vs South Africa: As an outside bet we like the Alternate Trycast bet of Francois Louw to score first and the Springboks to win, which is a tasty 22/1. Furthermore, there is a 15/8 price on South Africa to win all three of their games this November that isn't to be sniffed at. To the game though which should be a cracker that will continue to be closely fought between these two teams. Hence we bet on the Springboks to win by 1-5 points at 4/1.
Prediction: South Africa by 4

Ireland vs Samoa: We have had our eye on this game for a good week or so now. It might have slipped under the radar a touch due to Wales v South Africa and France v New Zealand but Dublin should be treated to a cracking 80 minutes on Saturday. Tommy Bowe is the 7/1 favourite to cross first but we also like the look of Kahn Fotuali'i at 22/1. Our other selection for this game is on the exact winning margins where we go for Ireland by 6 and 7 at 22/1.
Prediction: Ireland by 7

France vs New Zealand: We are expecting something like the All Blacks' 39-12 win in Marseille back in 2009 in Saturday's late game. France are all at sea due to a lack of game-time and injuries to key players and New Zealand should cruise this one. Paddy Power has the handicap at -11 but we believe the All Blacks will beat that. In another cheeky punt we also like the look of Israel Dagg for first try-scorer at 12/1 as he should get space in Paris.
Prediction: New Zealand by 20

Italy vs Australia: With the Azzurri famed for their forward dominance and powerful scrum, and the Australians very definitely not; we think the price on an explosive Italian start and a home penalty to open the scoring is good at 7/4. However, with a backline as potent as that of the Wallabies, a punt on an away win by 16-20 points is also attractive at 15/2, particularly considering the demolition job the Australians pulled on Argentina in Rosario in the Rugby Championship. That incisiveness out wide should see the Wallabies bounce back from their Twickenham frustrations with a victory.
Prediction: Australia 17.

England vs Argentina: Full-back Mike Brown claimed the Man of the Match award at Twickenham last week, and has been in scintillating club form for Harlequins. We like him at 10/1 to bag the game's opening try, or in the Alternate Trycast at 14/1 to score first in an England win (-14). With the Argentine pack notorious for its brutality, back-row and stand-in captain Juan Leguizamon often profits with a five-pointer, and he sits at a tempting 20/1 to score first or 6/1 to grab a try in 80 minutes. The Pumas have again upped their stock in world rugby this year, and a Twickenham victory is certainly not beyond them. But England should be capable of dispatching them on home turf.
Prediction: England by 10.

Scotland vs Japan: Centre Matt Scott should have space in the Murrayfield expanses to exert his creative influence on the game, and a punt on him at 14/1 to score first is worthy of note. If you fancy an unlikely upset, Japan are priced at 12/1 to win by 1-5 points, while livewire scrum-half Fumiaki Tanaka is listed at 17/2 to score in 80 minutes. This should be a comfortable win for the Scots, but shorn of two of their biggest attacking threats in Stuart Hogg and Tim Visser, the winning margin may not be huge. We think a gap of 26-30 points is fair at 17/2, with Scotland the likely victors.
Prediction: Scotland by 30.

Other SuperBru November International Predictions:

Romania v Tonga Tonga by 9
Portugal v Fiji Fiji by 20
USA v Maori All Blacks Maori All Blacks by 30
Georgia v Canada Canada by 15
Chile v Spain Spain by 8