South Africa's centre Frans Steyn (C) dives a scores a try past Canada's centre Ciaran Hearn (down) and Canada's scrum-half Phil Mack (up) during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Canada at the Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe on October 8, 2019.
It’s a battle to avoid the wooden spoon in Pool B as Namibia and Canada clash in Kamaishi City on Sunday.
While these two sides may have been subjected to being the whipping boys to the likes of the Springboks and New Zealand in this group this particular fixture should be a closely fought affair.
The Namibians were plucky against the All Blacks and the Canadians have also been brave against tough opposition. The betting on the Full Time Result sees Namibia quoted at 9/10 and Canada at 21/20.
The Handicap tells you how tight this is shaping up to be with Namibia (-0.5) at 9/10 vs Canada (+0.5) at 19/20. Namibia (-1.5) is at evens while Canada (-0.5) is at 21/20.
In matches that are billed to be tight tussles the Half Time / Full Time markets have some appeal and you can have Namibia to win both halves at 27/20. Namibia to be ahead at half time and Canada to be ahead at the final whistle at 13/2 and Canada to win both halves at 7/4.
There have been two meetings between these teams. Canada smashed the Namibians 72-11 when they met at the Rugby World Cup in France in 1999. But it was a different story when they met a few years later with the gap closed and Canada only prevailing by a slim 17-13 scoreline.
The Winning Margin market has Namibia Under 12.5 at 19/10 and Canada Under 12.5 at 2/1. If you feel it might be a bit more one-sided than the betting suggests then you can get Namibia Over 12.5 at 33/10 and Canada Over 12.5 at 7/2.
The Winning Margin Spread has Namibia 1-5 at 4/1 and Canada 1-5 at 9/2. Namibia 6-10 is 5/1 and Canada 6-10 at 11/2.
The race to 10 points in the contest can’t be split with the teams both quoted at 17/20 in the mini battle to assert dominance. There’s 9/10 whichever team you decide might add the first try of the contest too.
Looking at it now, this could very well be an exciting encounter to start of the final round of group stage matches. Based on the results in this group so far you can’t help but think that Namibia might be able to grab the victory here.
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