William Hill & Wallabies Wary of Scotland
October 13, 2015
Beware the Wallabies! Australia has gone from hopefuls to clear contenders to win the Rugby World Cup after excelling in the first phase of the tournament. The Wallabies are second favourites to lift the Web Ellis Cup, at $3.25 with William Hill behind New Zealand ($2.25). Outstanding victories over England and Wales not only saw Australia escape the ‘Pool of Death’ but they also claimed top spot. They’re reward is a pathway to the final which will avoid the All Blacks and South Africa but Australia isn’t looking past this weekend’s quarter final showdown with Scotland at Twickenham.
Odds and Offer on Australia v Scotland
The Wallabies are red hot favourites to beat Scotland at just $1.11 with William Hill while the Scots are at the biggest odds of any side in the last 8 paying $7 to cause an upset. It’s almost inconceivable that Australia will lose but this World Cup has already produced the unthinkable (just ask the departed hosts England, while the unimaginable also happened to the Springboks). William Hill however have a refund promotion on our Aussies, just in case. Back the Wallabies to beat Scotland with William Hill and if Australia loses by under 8 points, you’ll be refunded. That’s money back up to $50 if Scotland stun Australia by a converted try or less. Only your first head to head wager on the Wallabies qualifies for the offer.
Scotland the Brave
Scotland’s only loss in the competition came against South Africa but triumphs over minnows Canada, surprise packets Japan, and a gutsy Samoan side, meant The Bravehearts finished second in their group. Already written off ahead of their quarter final, can the underdogs produce a stirring performance at the home of Rugby on Sunday? They’ve reached the Rugby World Cup Semis just once before, over 2 decades ago in 1991.
Head to Head
The Wallabies boast a clear head to head advantage over Scotland recording 19 victories from their 28 encounters. Australia won the most recent clash between the pair in 2013, to avoid a third straight defeat to the northern hemisphere side. Australia has also won their only meeting at a Rugby World Cup, claiming a 33 -16 win in 2000.
The match kicks off at 2am AEDT on Monday morning and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and GEM.