Namibia v Canada betting tips, odds, predictions – RWC 2019 Match 37
Welcome to our free predictions and odds update for match 37 of the Rugby World Cup between Namibia and Canada at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Sunday, October 13.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS MATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO TYPHOON HAGIBIS
Bookmakers have pegged this match as perhaps the closest match-up of the pool stage, with just 0.5 points separating them at the handicap line.
That seems fair enough. The teams have played twice before with Canada winning both times. The first time Les Rouges won 72-11 in France in 1999. But in the most recent and much more relevant clash, the Canadians fell in 17-14 with one try apiece in Wales in 2014.
This is the only pool match either team would have had serious designs on winning as they came up against giants New Zealand and South Africa and well-established Italy, so we are sure both teams have kept some of their powder dry for this one.
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 Namibia v Canada predictions and odds for their clash at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Rugby World Cup Match 37: Pool B – Namibia v Canada
Kick-off: 12.15pm local time (GMT +9)
Venue: Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium
Namibia v Canada odds
Head to head odds: Namibia $1.93, Canada $1.87
Handicap line odds: Namibia (+0.5 points) $1.91, Canada (-0.5 points) $1.91
Previous World Cup 2019 matches:
Italy 47 (Penalty try; Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani, Jake Polledri, Tito Tebaldi tries; Allan 3, Canna 2 cons) d Namibia 22 (JC Greyling, Chad Plato, Damian Stevens tries; Cliven Loubser 2 cons, pen). Referee: Nic Berry.
South Africa 57 (Mbongeni Mbonambi 2, Makazole Mapimpi 2, Francois Louw, Lukhanyo Am, Warrick Gelant, Siya Kolisi, Schalk Brits; Elton Jantjies 6 cons) d Namibia 3 (Cliven Loubser pen). Referee: Mathieu Raynal.
New Zealand 71 (Anton Lienert-Brown 2, Sevu Reece 2, Ben Smith 2, Jordie Barrett, Joe Moody, TJ Perenara, Angus Ta’avao, Sam Whitelock tries; Jordie Barrett 8 cons) d Namibia 9 (Damian Stevens 3 pens) at Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Referee: Pascal Gauzere.
Italy 48 (Penalty try; Mattia Bellini, Dean Budd, Matteo Minozzi, Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Federico Zani tries; Tommaso Allan 3, Carlo Canna cons, Allan pen) d Canada 7 (Andrew Coe try; Peter Nelson con). Referee: Nigel Owens.
New Zealand 63 (1 penalty try, Brad Weber 2, Scott Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Beauden Barrett, Shannon Frizell, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams tries; Richie Mo’unga 8 cons) d Canada 0 at Oita Stadium. Referee: Romain Poite.
South Africa 66 (Cobus Reinach 3, Schalk Brits, Damian de Allende, Warrick Gelant, Frans Malherbe, S’busiso Nkosi, Francois Steyn, Damian Willemse tries; Elton Jantjies 8 cons) d Canada 7 (Matt Heaton try; Peter Nelson con). Referee: Luke Pearce.
Namibia v Canada tips RWC2019
Namibia to win at $1.93
We see this as a flip of the coin, so why not try to the (marginal) outsider? They have been slightly more fluent than the Canadians in attack, while both teams have been remarkably similar statistically in defence. It’s the Africans for us in a thriller.
DTH van der Merwe to score a try at $1.80
The South Africa-born winger is Canada’s greatest try-scorer but has not registered a five-pointer in the tournament to date. He won’t want to leave Japan without crossing the stripe.
Namibia v Canada prediction
Namibia are chasing their first ever World Cup match victory. They have lost all previous 22 matches in five World Cups but this could be their time, with so much to play for and a real opportunity against Canada, who are ranked just one position above them at 22 in the world. We think Namibia will rise to the occasion and win this one in a battle for the ages.
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