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Australia vs Georgia Rugby Betting Tips - Full strength Wallabies too strong for Georgia at World Cup

Australia set for second half domination at Shizuoka Stadium
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Australia's second-string side saw off Uruguay 45-10 in their last outing (Getty Images)

Australia vs Georgia Betting Tips

Australia and Georgia meet to conclude their 2019 Rugby World Cup pool stage fixtures at the Shizuoka Stadium. Georgia fell away completely in the second half of their last match and they could run low on energy again. Australia should win this comfortably which brings the handicap market into play.

Australia Form & Team News

Australia rested most of their top players in their 45-10 victory over Uruguay at Oita Stadium in their last outing. Michael Cheika has made 10 changes to that side which includes captain Michael Hooper who gets his first rest of the tournament.

The Wallabies have little to play for other than gaining momentum ahead of the quarter final. They know that they are advancing in second place behind Wales but will want to end the pool on a high.

Matt Toomua's move to fly-half for this match could be crucial. He has been one of Australia's standout players off the bench and should he perform in the number 10 jersey again he will almost certainly start in the quarter final.

In all three of their World Cup matches thus far Australia have scored most of their points in the second half. Against Fiji, Wales and Uruguay they struggled in the first 40 so I'm backing the second half to be the highest scoring half of this match.

The bookmakers have made the Wallabies comfortable favourites at 1.015 but the handicap seems a touch low for me. Set at -26 I am tipping Australia to cover that at 2.00.

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Australia coach Michael Cheika is set to name his strongest available line-up against Georgia (Getty Images)

Georgia Form & Team News

Georgia came up well short in their 45-10 defeat to Fiji at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in their last match. They were very competitive in the first half but ran out of steam in the second, and I see much the same occurring against Australia.

While it seems likely that Georgia will field a full-strength side I don’t think it will be enough to challenge Australia at any reasonable level.

Georgia have a massive forward pack and will certainly challenge the Aussies at the breakdown and in the set pieces. Unfortunately they don't possess the talent or guile of Australia so once those forwards tire it could be a long afternoon for Georgia.

They are massive underdogs at 17.00 to win while a draw will pay 51.00, neither of which is very likely to happen.

Australia vs Georgia Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Australia and Georgia.

Australia vs Georgia Betting Odds

Australia are huge favourites at 1.02 with Georgia at 15.00 for the outright win. The handicap is set at 26 points while the Australian players will feature heavily in the try-scoring market.

Kurtley Beale has value at 1.83 in the anytime try-scorer market while Sami Kerevi has great value at 2.50 to score at any time. Matt Toomua can be backed at 3.40 to score a try at any time.

Australia vs Georgia Match Up

Australia and Georgia’s clash of styles should make for an interesting match. Georgia will attempt to unsettle the Wallabies with physicality and set piece dominance but they are unlikely to achieve that.

Australia’s set pieces have improved dramatically and with a full-strength line-up have far too much quality in the back-line. Georgia do well to finish within the 26 point handicap.

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In all three of their matches at the World Cup Australia have scored more points in the second half of matches that the first (Getty Images)

Australia vs Georgia Stats

  • Australia have scored the majority of their points in the second half of matches.
  • Australia will be at full-strength against Georgia.
  • Georgia lost 45-10 to Fiji in their last match.

Where will Australia vs Georgia be played?

Australia will play Georgia at the Shizuoka Stadium in Shizuoka City, Japan.

When will Australia vs Georgia be played?

Australia will play Georgia on Friday 11 October 2019 at 11:45 CET.

Have Georgia ever qualified for the knockout stage of a World Cup?

No they have not and 2019 won't be their first either with only one win from their opening three matches.


Australia will be putting their full-strength out on the field and I don’t think Georgia will be able to hold them off. I expect Georgia to once again provide a competitive first half but after the break the superior Wallabies should pull away.

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Best Bet: Australia -26 Handicap @2.00 at bet365 - 5 Units

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