The 2023 Rugby World Cup presents an enticing prospect: Can France secure outright winner victory on their home turf, or will an underdog team defy expectations and claim the coveted trophy? BettingTop10 is here to preview all the action with our expert Rugby World Cup betting guide.
2023 Rugby World Cup Outright Winner Betting Guide
How to Bet on the 2023 Rugby World Cup Outright Winner
Enhance your betting experience for the 2023 Rugby World Cup outright winner by following this guide, which provides essential tips and insights for selecting a reliable betting site, exploring available markets and making informed decisions.
- Choose a Reputable Betting Site: I recommend selecting a trusted and reputable online bookmaker that offers Rugby World Cup betting markets. Look for platforms that provide a wide range of betting options, live rugby scores, mobile betting apps and competitive Rugby World Cup betting odds. Consider well-known bookmakers such as TopSport, Unibet, Picklebet and BoomBet.
- Make an Account: Sign up and create an account on the chosen betting site. This typically involves providing your personal details and creating login credentials.
- Add Funds: Once your account is set up, deposit funds into your betting account using the available deposit methods provided by the site. Betting agencies often include credit/debit cards, PayPal, POLi or bank transfers.
- Browse Betting Markets: Browse through the available Rugby World Cup betting markets for outright winners. Look for markets labelled as "Tournament Winner" or "Outright Winner" to find betting opportunities for the Rugby World Cup.
2023 Rugby World Cup Outright Winner Strategies
Gain an edge in betting on the 2023 Rugby World Cup outright winner with this guide's comprehensive strategies and insights, enabling you to make informed decisions and increase your chances of selecting the winning team.
- Study team form and performance: Before placing any bets on the Rugby World Cup winner, thoroughly analyze the form and performance of each participating team. Consider their recent results, performances in previous tournaments, and how they have fared against strong opponents.
- Consider historical records: I like to take into account the historical records and performances of teams in previous Rugby World Cups. Some nations have a strong track record in the tournament and consistently perform well, while others may have struggled in the past.
- Consider home advantage: In cases where the tournament is hosted by a particular country, take into account the potential advantage that the home team may have. Playing in familiar surroundings, with home support, can boost a team's performance and give them an edge over their opponents.
- Monitor betting odds and markets: I recommend staying updated with the latest betting odds and markets offered by reputable bookmakers. Compare the odds from different sources to find the best value for your bets. Additionally, consider exploring various betting markets beyond the outright winner, such as top try-scorer, highest points scorer, or even individual match outcomes, to diversify your betting options.
2023 Rugby World Cup Outright Winner Predictions
In this section, I will analyse and provide valuable insights on which nation can be the 2023 Rugby World Cup outright winner.
France: The host country sees a prime opportunity to win the Webb Ellis Cup. Ranked second in the world and equipped with a star-studded squad, they have lost only one game in the past two years. With the advantage of home support and a resurgent fan base, France possesses a formidable team led by the exceptional Antoine Dupont. Their physical pack, depth in talent and defensive prowess in the backs make them a strong contender and potentially the toughest team to beat in the tournament.
New Zealand: Despite concerns surrounding their recent performance, including a home tour loss for the first time in the professional rugby era, I think some of their struggles have been exaggerated due to the high expectations placed on New Zealand. They still managed to win The Rugby Championship in 2021 and 2022 and had close matches against Ireland and France. The squad comprises a mix of experienced winners of Rugby World Cup. With a wealth of talent and experience, the All Blacks remain a formidable and dangerous team to face.
Ireland: Ireland, the highest-ranked among the favourites, is in excellent form with significant wins over top teams. Led by World Rugby Player of the Year Josh Van der Flier, their strong forward pack and talented backs provide formidable attacking options. Ireland aims to exceed their previous Quarter-Final stage performance. But can they meet the high expectations?
South Africa: As the reigning champions, the Springboks face the challenge of being the third-best rugby team in the world, making their path to the final difficult. They will need to overcome Ireland, France and New Zealand to have a chance at retaining their title. While South Africa has experienced mixed results since their 2019 triumph, including losses in The Rugby Championship and defeats against England and Wales, the team still possesses a wealth of talent.
England: With poor results in recent years, particularly against Scotland and in the Six Nations, England's journey back to the Rugby World Cup final relies on key players returning to their world-class form. While England aims to navigate their group smoothly, a recent loss to Argentina adds concern. The emergence of talents like Ollie Lawrence will be crucial for England to potentially surprise as a dark horse in the tournament.
Australia: The Wallabies enter the tournament with a new head coach, Eddie Jones, who previously led them to the Rugby World Cup Final in 2003. Jones is renowned for his coaching experience, having reached the World Cup Final with both Australia and England. Despite recent struggles, Australia's talent and potential for a strong World Cup Semi-Final run make them a darkhorse team, especially if Jones makes strategic selections.
Rugby World Cups Winners
- 2019: South Africa - Defeated England (Final score: 32-12)
- 2015: New Zealand - Defeated Australia (Final score: 34-17)
- 2011: New Zealand - Defeated France (Final score: 8-7)
- 2007: South Africa - Defeated England (Final score: 15-6)
- 2003: England - Defeated Australia (Final score: 20-17, after extra time)
- 1999: Australia - Defeated France (Final score: 35-12)
- 1995: South Africa - Defeated New Zealand (Final score: 15-12, after extra time)
- 1991: Australia - Defeated England (Final score: 12-6)
- 1987: New Zealand - Defeated France (Final score: 29-9)
Rugby World Cup Betting on Underdogs
Discover effective strategies and valuable insights for betting on underdogs in the Rugby World Cup in this section.
When betting on underdogs, I think it is essential to consider various factors such as team form, past performance, key player injuries and head-to-head records. Researching team statistics, analyzing their playing style and staying updated with the latest news and developments can help identify potential underdog opportunities.
It's important to exercise caution and manage expectations when betting on underdogs, as upsets are not guaranteed. However, successfully predicting an underdog victory can yield substantial returns. By carefully assessing the odds, doing thorough research and leveraging your knowledge of the teams and players, betting on underdogs in the Rugby World Cup can add an extra layer of excitement to your betting experience.
2023 Rugby World Cup Underdogs
- Wales: The Welsh get another favourable pool group in 2023 as they face Fiji and Georgia again, as well as Portugal. Australia is their toughest opponent in the pool. However, they beat them in 2019 and went undefeated in a similar pool.
- Argentina: Similarly to the Welsh, Argentina faces a good draw as they play against Japan, Samoa and Chile. If they beat England in Pool D, they can setup their tournament as a massive underdog.
2023 Rugby World Cup Winning Continent
Gain valuable insights to predict the winning continent of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in this section.
Previous Rugby World Cup Winning Continents
Based on history, the winning continent has been dominated by Oceania and closely followed by Africa. With the All Blacks, Springboks and Wallabies all in the top favourites again, it’s safe to assume that the winning nation will come from either of these continents again.
However, it’s important to remember that the 2023 Cup will take place in Europe, thus giving the European teams an advantage in playing under their conditions. There’s definitely a chance of France lifting the trophy in front of their home faithful, so Europe could offer some value for punters.
2023 Rugby World Cup Group Winner
This 2023 Rugby World Cup Group Winner section focuses on the betting market that revolves around predicting the winners of each group in the tournament. The Rugby World Cup is divided into multiple Rugby World Cup groups, where teams compete against each other to secure a spot in the knockout stages. Here’s a look at how each group is shaping up.
Pool A: New Zealand, France, Italy, Uruguay, Namibia
This pool is simply a battle between the All Blacks and France for the top spot.
Pool B: South Africa, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Romania
I think the Springboks can win this group and the rivalry matchup between Ireland / Scotland will be fun to watch.
Pool C: Wales, Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Portugal
This is a similar pool to the 2019 Cup where Wales beat the Aussies and went undefeated. Both nations should finish in the top two.
Pool D: England, Japan, Argentina, Samoa, Chile
Pool D looks fairly open and there could be some upsets. England are definitely the favourites but Japan went undefeated in their 2019 pool and Argentina are a dark horse.
2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions
In my opinion, the Rugby World Cup finals in 2023 is going to be highly unpredictable. There don’t seem to be any easy Rugby World Cup groups 2023 for the top nations, which should see a tough battle for the top favourites.
With a formidable French team and an electrifying home crowd, I think France could definitely end their World Cup Final curse and claim their first Rugby World Cup outright trophy. Most betting sites agree as they’re the top favourite in the betting markets at the moment.
The All Blacks are traditionally among the top teams in the Rugby World Cup but I think they may face a different scenario this time. The same can be said for Ireland, who are yet to advance past the quarter-finals in a Cup.
As defending champions, South Africa can’t be discounted. Known for their physicality, the Springboks remain a formidable force in the tournament, and their capabilities should not be underestimated. While for England, new head coach Steve Borthwick faces a challenging task to restore England to their former glory.
As our dark horse and with a favourable path ahead, I think that Australia could emerge as the surprise team of the tournament. With Eddie Jones back as a coach, he has the World Cup experience to lead the Wallabies back to the final.
Popular 2023 Rugby World Cup Betting Markets
This section will discuss some of the more popular World Cup Rugby betting markets, such as player performances, totals, try-scorers and more.
- Head to Head: Betting on the team that will win a specific match. All legal betting sites will have this market available.
- Line / Handicap: Placing bets on a team to win or lose by a certain margin of points, taking into account a handicap assigned by the bookmaker.
- Over/Under Total Points: Betting on whether the total number of points scored in a match will be over or under a specified value.
- First Try Scorer: Predicting the player who will score the first try in a match.
- Half-Time/Full-Time Result: Predicting the outcome of the match at both half-time and full-time.
- Player Props: Betting on the individual performance of specific players, such as the number of tries, conversions, or tackles they will make in a match. Along with live streaming betting sites, betting on player props is an enticing prospect while watching the Cup.