Georgia v Fiji betting tips, odds, predictions – RWC 2019 Match 21
Welcome to our betting preview of match 21 of the Rugby World Cup between Georgia and Fiji at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Thursday, October 3.
This is a fascinating match-up of the traditionally expansive play of Fiji against the uncompromising forward power and set-piece of the Georgians.
Fiji’s hopes of advancing beyond the pool stage are pretty much dead in the water after their shock loss to Uruguay, but they will be keen to secure a big win here as they look to have little chance in their final match against Wales.
It’s not going to be easy, because Georgia are clearly a step up from Uruguay, though the Georgians are backing up from their win over the South Americans on Sunday.
Check out our team previews to get the latest form, our tips for leading try-scorer from each team and where we think they will finish in the tournament.
Here are our free picks, odds and predictions for Georgia v Fiji at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Match 21: Pool D – Georgia v Fiji
Kick-off: 2.15pm local time (GMT +9)
Venue: Hanazono Rugby Stadium
Previous World Cup 2019 matches:
Wales 43 (Jonathan Davies, Justin Tipuric, Josh Adams, Liam Williams, Tomos Williams, George North tries; Dan Biggar 4 cons, 1 pen, Leigh Halfpenny con) d Georgia 14 (Shalva Mamukashvili, Levan Chilachava; Tedo Abzhandadze 2 cons). Referee: Luke Pearce.
Georgia 33 (Jaba Bregvadze, Levan Chilachava, Otar Giorgadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Sandro Todua tries; Tedo Abzhandadze 4 cons) d Uruguay 7 (Andres Vilaseca try; Felipe Berchesi con). Referee: Wayne Barnes.
Australia 39 (Tolu Latu 2, Reece Hodge, Michael Hooper, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete tries; Matt To’omua 2, Christian Leali’ifano cons, Hodge pen) d Fiji 21 (Waisea Nayacalevu, Peceli Yato tries; Ben Volavola con, 3 pens). Referee: Ben O’Keeffe.
Uruguay 30 (Santiago Arata, Juan Manuel Cat, Manuel Diana tries; Felipe Berchesi 3 cons, 3 pens) d Fiji 27 (Nikola Matawalu 2, Mesulame Dolokoto, Eroni Mawi, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa tries; Josh Matavesi con). Referee: Pascal Gauzere.
Head to head odds: Georgia $3.45, Fiji $1.31
Handicap line odds: Georgia (+7.5 points) $1.91, Fiji (-7.5 points) $1.91
Georgia v Fiji prediction: The teams have met three times previously, with two wins for Fiji. In the most recent clash in Suva last year they won 37-15 but previously Georgia beat them 14-3 at the same venue in 2016. Which indicates there is little between these teams.
Best bets for Georgia v Fiji RWC2019 match
Georgia +7.5 points at $1.91
As mentioned there is not much between the teams but we see Georgia now as a battle-hardened outfit. Fiji should bounce back hard from their disappointing loss to Uruguay but we expect a close tussle. Under those circumstances happy to be on the team with the start.
Either team to win by under 7.5 points at $2.50
We think this one will go down to the wire so if you are thinking along the same lines, this is not a bad option. We found this price with williamhill.com but most bookies are offering similar markets.
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