Wales vs Australia 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Wales vs Australia 2023 Rugby World Cup Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
September 22, 2023 at 10:59 AM
  • Wales have won their first two matches in the 2023 Rugby World Cup
  • Australia suffered a shock defeat to Fiji in their last World Cup match
  • Wales are slight favourites to win over the Wallabies on Sunday

Wales will look to continue their winning ways as they prepare for their third match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

They will lock horns with Australia, who suffered a shock loss to Fiji in their last match.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this all-important Pool C showdown.

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Australia's Ben Donaldson in action against Georgia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Wales' Adam Beard in action against Fiji. Images: Christian Liewig/ David Davies.
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Wales vs. Australia Betting Preview

Where: OL Stadium, France

When: Sunday, September 24 - 9:00pm local time

Odds: Wales (-1.5) vs. Australia (+1.5); total: 46.5 - view all lines

Betting on Wales (-1.5)

Wales will head to their showdown against Australia with momentum on their side after beating Portugal 28-8 in their last group match.

The Red Dragons have now won their first two group games by an average of 13 points.

However, they looked far from impressive in the win against Portugal, with the minnows keeping the game close in the second half.

The Lobos, who are making their first World Cup appearance since 2007, trailed by just 13 points with ten minutes left to play.

Wales had difficulty scoring without their main players as they made 12 changes to the side that beat Fiji 32-26 in the opener.

They still managed to earn a bonus point after Louis Rees-Zammit, Dewi Lake, Jac Morgan, and Taulupe Faletau scored tries against Portugal.

Wales will fancy their chances of making it three wins out of three in Pool C against Australia, as they have fared well in their recent meetings.

The Red Dragons have won three of their last four Test matches against the Wallabies.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has decided to use the same starting lineup that won over Fiji for the game against Australia, per the BBC.

Adam Beard is set to earn his 50th cap for Wales in Sunday's match against the Wallabies.

Betting on Australia (+1.5)

It is now or never for the Wallabies, who are on the brink of elimination at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Australia are coming off a shocking 22-15 loss to Fiji, the first time the Wallabies have tasted defeat against the South Pacific island nation at the World Cup.

Australia had won 17 of their past 18 Tests against Fiji before Sunday's loss.

Fiji and Australia are now tied on six points after two matches, with the latter in third place thanks to their head-to-head record.

The Wallabies must prevail against Wales to keep their hopes alive of advancing to the quarter-finals. The pressure now is on coach Eddie Jones to get his tactics right for Sunday's match.

According to Wales Online, he has made three personnel and two positional changes for the crunch clash, with Ben Donaldson moving from full-back to fly-half in place of Carter Gordon, Andrew Kellaway making his Rugby World Cup debut as the Wallabies' full-back, and Tate McDermott returning at scrum-half.

Writer's Prediction

Australia (+1.5) bounce back with a win over Wales (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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South Africa vs. Ireland Betting Preview

Sports Brief also previewed the World Cup match between South Africa and Ireland.

Both teams head into the blockbuster showdown with similar 2-0 records.

The Springboks have been installed as slight 1.5-point favourites over the Irish.

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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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