Georgia vs Portugal 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Georgia vs Portugal 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
September 21, 2023 at 7:31 AM
  • Georgia lost to Australia in their 2023 Rugby World Cup opener
  • Portugal lost to Wales in their opening game of this year's tournament
  • The Lelos are favourites to pick up the win over the Lobos in their second World Cup game

Georgia and Portugal opened their 2023 Rugby World campaigns with defeats, losing to Australia and Wales, respectively.

They will look to record their first win of the tournament when they face each other in Pool C this coming Saturday.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this mouth-watering showdown.

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Georgia's Merab Sharikadze in action against Australia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup; Portugal's Tomas Appleton in action against Wales. Images: Adam Davy/ Mike Egerton.
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Georgia vs. Portugal Betting Preview

Where: Stadium de Toulouse, France

When: Saturday, September 23 - 2:00pm local time

Odds: Georgia (-14.5) vs. Portugal (+14.5); total: 51.5 - view all lines

Betting on Georgia (-14.5)

Georgia were given a rude awakening in their opening match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, losing 35-15 to Australia at the Stade de France on September 9.

The minnows managed to put up a fight against the Wallabies with prop, Beka Gigashvili and openside flanker, Luka Ivanishvili carving out two tries in the second period.

They will look to enter the win column this Saturday when they lock horns with Portugal. Georgia will fancy their chances in this contest as they have fared extremely well against their long-time rivals of late.

The Lelos have won eight of their last nine matches against the Lobos, including the Rugby Europe Championship final earlier this year. Georgia crushed Portugal in that game, 38-11.

Betting on Portugal (+14.5)

Portugal impressed in their World Cup opener, losing 28-8 to powerhouse Wales.

The Lobos have come a long way since suffering a 102-11 loss to Wales in 1994, the only time the two sides have faced each other before their Pool C clash.

They excelled in the opening half, trailing by just 14-3 at the break after tries by Wales captain, Dewi Lake and Louis Rees-Zammit.

They kept the game close, with Portugal cutting the deficit to 13 points with ten minutes left to play. The Lobos finished the match with just 14 men after winger, Vincent Pinto was issued a late red card.

He was given his marching orders for a reckless high boot on Wales' Josh Adams. He will miss the Georgia game after being banned for three matches following the kung fu kick, per ESPN.

There was better news for Rafael Simoes, who was cleared to play in the game against Georgia. A disciplinary hearing cleared the 32-year-old of a dangerous tackle.

Writer's Prediction

Georgia (-14.5) win and cover the spread against Portugal (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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