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Italy vs Uruguay Live Stream & Tips - Uruguay backed in handicap market against Italy

19 Sep 2023
Ralph Staniforth 19 Sep 2023
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  • Watch Italy vs Uruguay in the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday (16:45 BST)
  • Italy beat Namibia in their World Cup opener
  • Can Uruguay shock Italy?
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Uruguay to back up their performance against France with another good showing (Getty Images)

Italy vs Uruguay Predictions

Uruguay were very impressive against France, the only question is whether they can repeat that sort of performance. I don’t expect Italy to fall to an upset, but I can see Uruguay getting within the 26-point handicap.
  • Italy vs Uruguay Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Italy Form
  • Italy Injuries & Team News
  • Uruguay Form
  • Uruguay Injuries & Team News

  • Italy won their last match against Namibia 52-8.
  • Italy have won their last 3 matches.
  • Uruguay lost 27-12 to France in their last match.
  • Uruguay have won 2 of their last 3 matches.

Head to Head

These sides have never previously met at the Rugby World Cup.

Italy Form

Italy will be confident of getting a result in this one and they really need a bonus point win to put any pressure on New Zealand and France going into the last couple of weeks of pool play.

On the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup, Italy were nowhere near their best against Namibia. However, they still managed a convincing bonus point win.

The fact remains that Italy, to progress, will have to beat New Zealand or France. But for their confidence and momentum, they will want a solid performance against a Uruguay side that almost showed France up.

Italy Injuries & Team News

Italy have had a full week and a half off so most of their first-choice players should feature. It would be a risk going into their two bigger games with so little game time under the belt.

Uruguay Form

Uruguay are World Cup regulars, but they have not often gotten results in the Pool stage. They have, however, improved and grown the game back home and that can be seen in their performance.

In their opening game against France, Uruguay were rather spectacular.  They lost 27-12 but that scoreline does not tell the full story.

For long periods of the game, a massive upset was on the cards as France struggled against a tenacious Uruguayan defence. The South Americans scored two very good tries themselves as well.

Uruguay Injuries & Team News

After their performance against France, Uruguay will fancy this as their chance to get a major upset at the tournament. Expect a similar side that featured in the opener.


Italy should be too good for Uruguay but I fancy the underdogs to get with 26 points after their impressive showing against France.

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