Italy v Japan Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips - Summer Internationals Series

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TournamentSummer Internationals 2023
Timetable5.30 PM - 26 Aug 2023
PredictionJapan to Win!
OddsJapan to Win @ 4.50
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Match prediction 15 of 18 of our Summer Internationals 2023 betting series.

Steven's prediction accuracy 2023: ✔️ 89.29%.

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In the final week of the Summer Internationals, and just before the Rugby World Cup starts in September, rugby fans will be treated to Italy v Japan. Kick-off for the game will be 5.30 p.m. on the 26th of August, with all of the action taking place at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in Treviso. I think these are going to be two evenly matched teams, so I think this will work out as one of the more exciting games of the weekend.

The referee for the day will be the Englishman Karl Dickson. For those of my keener readers, you may recognise his name, as he was already involved in an official capacity in the Summer Internationals as the man in the middle for New Zealand v Australia and as the TMO for France v Scotland.

This will only be the fifth time that the Italy v Japan test has taken place, with both sides winning two each in the previous four encounters. In their last head-to-head, Italy managed only to scrape a 25-22 win, and I expect to see another tight fixture this time around. Which team will clinch the big W? Let's look down the rabbit hole and find my Italy v Japan prediction winner!

💯 Italy v Japan Betting Odds Summer Internationals Series

What kind of betting prediction would this be without betting odds? See what the best rugby bookmakers have in store for punters below.

🥇 Italy v Japan Odds: Match Winner

The bookies clearly have this as a one-sided game, with odds only as long as 1.21 for an Italian win. You can check out the full listings in the table below.

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➕ Italy v Japan Handicap 3-Way Odds

With handicap selections of 10-12, I think it's starting to become even more apparent of which team is in the bookies' favour. Check out the handicap options in the table to follow.

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🏮 Italy v Japan Asian Handicap Odds

Don't fancy a handicap bet with the option of a draw? Got your eye on one team already? See what you think after taking a look at what's on offer below.

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💪 Italy v Japan Both Halves Odds

This may be another prediction with few options for both-halves bet, but for those that may be thinking one team will dominate both halves of the game, there is still the following option.

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🔍 Italy v Japan Match Winner Prediction

This is going to be a do-or-die clash as both teams will aim to assert themselves on the world stage prior to the World Cup. The world rankings have the two sides at 13th and 14th respectively, so there is not going to be a lot in it in terms of quality. What will make the difference? I believe the Brave Blossoms have greater confidence and resilience than gli Azzurri when going into any test against a tier one side, and I think sheer willpower will be the deciding factor after 80 minutes. This may be a controversial opinion for the bookies, but I am going to go with Japan in what will be an intense three-point thriller.

My Italy v Japan match winner prediction: Japan to win!

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✔️ Italy v Japan Betting Tips

1️⃣ Match Winner: Japan to Win

Going against the bookies means long odds, so I would be more than happy to take Japan to win at 5.00 at BoyleSports and claim a return of five times, should the Brave Blossoms pull off the unexpected. Remember, however, that I am betting against the favourites, so there are a lot of risk factors involved. Consider this and gamble responsibly!

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: Japan to Win (-0.5)

The handicap odds on offer are nonsensical and offer less value than a simple match winner bet. Your best odds for a small handicap are Japan to win (-0.5) at 3.30 at Betway, but this would give you less of a return than above. In this case, don't even bother with this market and look at the one above.

3️⃣ Both Halves: Japan to Win Both Halves

As much as I have my eye on a win for the Brave Blossoms, do I think it's worth a punt on Japan to win both halves at 6.28 at TonyBet Sports? The odds are surely tempting, but I think this is going to be a back-and-forth game with several swings on the scoreboard. For this reason, I would be more inclined to pass on this market than take a punt on it.

📰 Team News for Italy v Japan

To find out the news for both squads ahead of this Italy v Japan test, check out each team's Twitter feed below.

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📺 Previous Italy v Japan Highlights

Rewatch all of the action from Japan v Italy 2018 with the video below.

⚡ Summer Internationals Italy v Japan Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is kick-off for Italy v Japan?

Kick-off for Italy v Japan will be 5.30 p.m. GMT on Saturday 26th August 2023.

2️⃣ Where will Italy v Japan be played?

This Italy v Japan test will be played at Twickenham, London.

3️⃣ Who will win Italy v Japan?

I think that Japan will win this Summer Internationals test.

4️⃣ What are some Italy v Japan betting tips?

Based on my own analysis, I would offer the following betting tips for Italy v Japan:

  1. Match winner bet: Japan to win at 5.00 at BoyleSports.
  2. Asian handicap bet: Japan to win (-0.5) at 3.30.
  3. Both halves bet: Japan to win both halves at 6.28 at TonyBet Sports.

5️⃣ Are there any Italy v Japan free bets?

See our Italy v Japan free bets section for more details on rugby promotions.

Japan to Win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This Italy v Japan 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.