Ireland vs Fiji Prediction & Betting Odds - Autumn Nations Series 2022: Another Green Tick in the Box?

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TimetableSaturday 12th of November 2022 at 13.00 GMT
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Ireland vs Fiji rugby Ireland vs Fiji rugby

The first match out of the blocks in week three is Ireland vs Fiji. There should be some good action at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin - the Men in Green hosting the Flying Fijians. Let's have a look to see if Ireland will continue to impress on the pitch or if Fiji will grab their first big W this year. Plus, I'll break down some rugby betting tips for those looking to have a punt on this match.

💯 Ireland vs Fiji Betting Odds

I have collated Ireland vs Fiji odds from some of the best betting sites below:

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🥇 Ireland vs Fiji: Match Winner Odds

Ireland to Win1.011.011.01TBATBATBA1.007
Draw44.3351.0067.0040.50TBATBA41.00
Fiji to Win13.4617.0021.0022.75TBATBA12.00

➕ Ireland vs Fiji: Handicap Betting Odds

Ireland (-31.5)2.372.40TBATBATBATBATBA
Ireland (-29.5)2.092.10TBATBATBATBATBA
Ireland (-28.5)TBATBATBATBA1.871.84TBA
Ireland (-27.5)1.871.90TBA1.84TBATBA1.909
Ireland (-25.5)1.681.70TBATBATBATBATBA
Fiji (+25.5)2.012.05TBATBATBATBATBA
Fiji (+27.5)1.811.83TBA1.78TBATBA1.85
Fiji (+28.5)TBATBATBATBA1.871.84TBA
Fiji (+29.5)1.631.65TBATBATBATBATBA
Fiji (+31.5)1.501.50TBATBATBATBATBA

📜 History of Ireland vs Fiji Rugby Matches

To date, Ireland and Fiji have played four official tests against each other:

TeamsTotals
Ireland Wins4
Fiji Wins0
Draws0
MatchDateVenueScoreWinner
Ireland vs Fiji18th November 1995Lansdowne Road, Dublin44–8Ireland
Ireland vs Fiji17th November 2002Lansdowne Road, Dublin64–17Ireland
Ireland vs Fiji21st November 2009RDS Arena, Dublin41–6Ireland
Ireland vs Fiji18th November 2017Aviva Stadium, Dublin23–20Ireland

There have also been four other unofficial matches played between the two sides, whereby Ireland doubled their glory and stand at 8-0 for wins. If the indicator of history tells us anything, on this information alone, I can only see Ireland grinning at the 80-minute scoreboard.

🌏 Comparison of World Rankings Rugby Union

New RankShiftCountryPoints
10Ireland90.63
20France89.41
3+1New Zealand88.64
4-1South Africa88.41
50England84.45
6+2Argentina83.01
7-1Australia82.08
8+1Scotland80.74
9-2Wales80.28
100Japan77.39
11+1Fiji74.84
12+2Italy74.71
130Georgia74.51
14-3Samoa74.33
15+1Tonga69.96

Who is going to win out of the current best team in the world or the one in 11th? I don't even think I need to tell you how World Rugby sees this one going, but for absolute clarity, this match seems to be going green.

✔️ Ireland vs Fiji: Recent Form of the Teams

Now that all of the teams taking part in the Autumn Nations Series have had a chance to get their boots on the rugby pitch, I will be able to elucidate my thoughts on how they have played till now. Without further ado, let's look at how the Ireland vs Fiji result will look, based on performances so far.

☘️ Matches Recap: Ireland Autumn Nations Series 2022 So Far

Ireland are a no-nonsense, big, physical team who prefer to break down a defensive line by taking the ball into contact. The Irish are one of few teams who are able to ruck, ruck, ruck and keep recycling good ball till the opposition buckles under the pressure. To give context to that idea, Ireland average over 100 rucks per game at around three seconds per break-down. That means they hit hard and they hit fast, leaving opponents like deer in headlights and prone to making mistakes.

The current world champions discovered just how much pressure that can be in last week's Ireland vs South Africa test. As I predicted, it was a closely fought game for all 80 minutes, but even the Springboks crumbled 19-16 in the end, proving that Ireland's strength of play makes them deserving their top spot in the rugby world rankings. Based on some exceptional rugby from their last game, I think Fiji could be in for a thumping.

🌴 Matches Recap: Fiji Autumn Nations Series 2022 So Far

Before we write off Fiji without due diligence, we have to acknowledge that they have come on leaps and bounds over the year. They have taken their fast-paced, free-flowing style from rugby sevens and translated it to the XVs format. Playing perhaps more from heart than from a structured training schedule, the Fijians can be unpredictable and turn any game into a high-tempo spectacle.

If we look at how this style worked out in their last game, Scotland vs Fiji, however, it seems that the Flying Fijians were not able to take off, ending in a 28-12 defeat at Murrayfield. Things don't look hopeful going into this game, then, and this could be another sign that Fiji may fall short by the final whistle.

🌦️ Weather Conditions at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin

The long-range weather forecast says that it will be cloudy, raining, and 11-15 degrees at the Aviva Stadium, which may cause the pitch to become a bog. With Ireland being more suited to such weather conditions, I can't see Fiji managing anything but a repeat performance from their last game. I think the weather will be the last nail in the coffin for the Fijian game.

🕵️ My Ireland vs Fiji Prediction Winner

Despite the last match ending as a remarkably close affair, 23-20 at the death, I am sorry to say that I think all of the aforementioned factors will mean that Fiji will have no hope for this one. Yes, this is sport and things can change, but test history between the two sides, world rankings, styles of play, and the weather should all culminate in a win for Ireland by at least 20 points.

💶 Ireland vs Fiji Betting Tips

Ireland to win at extremely low odds of 1.01 do not seem to me worth a punt, even with how likely Ireland are to win. I would suggest, for those that prefer to have longer odds, considering handicap betting. As I only see Ireland winning by around 20 points, however, it may be worth considering putting your money on Fiji (+31.5 points) to win at odds of 1.50.

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⚡ Ireland vs Fiji Overview - Quick Match Prediction

What Will Be the Ireland vs Fiji Result?

  • I think Ireland will take the win at odds of 1.01.

Why Will Ireland Win?

  • Ireland are currently number one in the world compared to Fiji in 11th.
  • The Irish have dominated test history between the two sides.
  • Ireland managed a brilliant win against South Africa in their last match; Fiji lost to Scotland.

What Are Some Ireland vs Fiji Betting Tips?

  • Odds of 1.01 for Ireland to win may seem too short to some.
  • Fiji (+31.5 points) at odds of 1.50 may be a more lucrative bet.

Ireland to Win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This Ireland vs Fiji prediction was written by Steven Brown.

Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. His insight with his predictions comes from his rugby coaching qualifications, successes coaching youth and men's teams in both hemispheres, and from analytical research into world rugby.