Odds to Win 2011 Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup only 6 months away and the qualifying complete, it’s time to take an early look at odds to win the pools and the tournament.

The World Cup is set to kick off in New Zealand on September 9th. Early indications are that the recent earthquake tragedy in Christchurch will not affect the event the spectacle and the RWC 2011 will proceed with all matches will take place in New Zealand.

If you are looking to wager on 2011 Rugby World Cup odds, be sure not to limit yourself to just one book. Take the time to line shop as the gap in early odds at different books leave lots of rooms for potential profits.

For example odds at Bodog have New Zealand, the World Cup favorites at 10/11 while Sports Interaction has the line set at 4/5. If you wager $100 on the All-Blacks and New Zealand wins you profit $10.90 more at Bodog.

Below is a breakdown of the best rugby World Cup odds for particular teams to win at 3 recommended books.

Early Rugby World Cup Odds to Win as at Feb 25, 2011:

 

Bodog

Bet365

SportsInteraction

New Zealand

10/11

5/6

4/5

South Africa

9/2

11/2

5/1

Australia

9/2

4/1

7/2

France

9/1

10/1

10/1

England

9/1

8/1

10/1

Argentina

40/1

66/1

66/1

Ireland

20/1

33/1

25/1

Wales

20/1

33/1

33/1

Scotland

50/1

66/1

80/1

Italy

250/1

250/1

300/1

The Field (Any Other Country)

40/1

> 250/1

> 75/1

Interesting Pool Games

With Pool B the leading candidate as the “Pool of Death,” it’s hard to envision any underdogs being victorious in the pool games. Despite this, there are a few interesting early matchups to look forward to.

Pool B: Argentina v Scotland

This Pool B match will determine which of the larger rugby nations will be missing out on the Quarter Finals along-side Italy. Argentina is not as strong a team as they were in 2007. With two losses to Scotland in 2010, a 41-13 win against France last June with an undermanned squad proves they can still perform with the top teams.

With a young squad, Scotland has shown future potential, but their recent performances against France and Wales in the 2011 Six Nations demonstrate they are likely to draw the “short straw” in September. The inconsistency of Scotland, and the questionable kicking game of Scottish fly half Dan Parks could very well see Argentina, 3rd place in 2007 make another quarterfinal birth in 2011.

Pool A: Tonga v Canada

While Canada lacks the strength in depth of the bigger and more traditional rugby playing nations, they defeated Tonga 24 – 7 in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. With professional veterans including Matt Evans, Kevin Tkachuk and reliable goal kicker James Pritchard, Canada will put up a good effort against Tonga, but will get their only tournament win later against Japan.

Pool D: Fiji v Samoa

The odds to win Pool D are identical at most Sportsbooks (33/1 at Bet365) for these two teams. Fiji’s ability to compete in the 15 aside game is growing with every year and their victory over Wales 38-34 was the highlight of the pool games in 2007. Samoa has historically had the edge over Fiji in the forward pack and that should see them narrow winners over Fiji in what will be an exciting game.

Full Early Odds Shark 2011 Rugby World Cup Bracket and Picks (in Bold)
Get all the 2011 Rugby World Cup Odds to win Pools at Bet365

POOL A

   

POOL B

 

Fri Sept 9

New Zealand v Tonga

 

Sat Sept 10

Scotland v Romania

Sat Sept 10

France v Japan

 

Sat Sept 10

Argentina v England

Wed Sept 14

Tonga v Canada

 

Wed Sept 14

Scotland v Georgia

Fri Sept 16

New Zealand v Japan

 

Sat Sept 17

Argentina v Romania

Sun Sept 18

France v Canada

 

Sun Sept 18

England v Georgia

Wed Sept 21

Tonga v Japan

 

Sat Sept 24

England v Romania

Sat Sept 24

New Zealand v France

 

Sun Sept 25

Argentina v Scotland

Tues Sept 27

Canadav Japan

 

Wed Sept 28

Georgia v Romania

Sat Oct 1

France v Tonga

 

Sat Oct 1

England v Scotland

Sun Oct 2

New Zealand v Canada

 

Sun Oct 2

Argentina v Georgia

         

Win Pool A:

Pick New Zealand at Bet365

 

Win Pool B:

Pick England at Bet365

         

POOL C

   

POOL D

 

Sun Sept 11

Ireland v USA

 

Sat Sept 10

Fiji v Namibia

Sun Sept 11

Australia v Italy

 

Sun Sept 11

South Africav Wales

Thurs Sept 15

Russia v USA

 

Wed Sept 14

Samoa v Namibia

Sat Sept 17

Australiav Ireland

 

Sat Sept 17

South Africav Fiji

Tues Sept 20

Italy v Russia

 

Sun Sept 18

Wales v Samoa

Fri Sept 23

Australiav USA

 

Thurs Sept 22

South Africav Namibia

Sun Sept 25

Ireland v Russia

 

Sun Sept 25

Fiji v Samoa

Tues Sept 27

Italy v USA

 

Mon Sept 26

Wales v Namibia

Sat Oct 1

Australia v Russia

 

Fri Sept 30

South Africa v Samoa

Sun Oct 2

Ireland v Italy

 

Sun Oct 2

Wales v Fiji

         

Win Pool C:

Pick Australia at Bet365

 

Win Pool D:

South Africa at Bet365

         

QUARTER FINAL

   

SEMI FINAL

 

Sat Oct 8

Australiav Wales

 

Sat Oct 15

Australia v England

Sat Oct 8

Englandv France

 

Sun Oct 16

South Africa v New Zeal.

Sun Oct 9

South Africav Ireland

     

Sun Oct 9

New Zeal. v Argentina

     
         

BRONZE FINAL

   

FINAL

 

Fri Oct 21

South Africa v England

 

Sun Oct 23

Australia v New Zealand

Pick New Zealand to win 2011 Rugby World Cup at Bodog Sportsbook

Share this: