Italy v Namibia Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips - RWC '23

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TournamentRugby World Cup 2023
Timetable12.00 PM - 09 Sep 23
PredictionItaly to win!
OddsItaly to Win @ 1.01
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Match prediction 2 of 48 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 betting series.

Steven's prediction accuracy 2023: ✔️ 82.35%.

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The second match of the Rugby World Cup 2023 will see Italy v Namibia at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on the 9th of September, with kick-off at 12.00 IST. Italy are used to David v Goliath clashes in rugby, but they will find their usual role of underdog reversed for this test as Namibia will fight to prove why they have earned a place in the finals.

The referee in charge for the day will be Andrew Brace from the IRFU. He will be assisted by Chris Busby and Paul Williams, with Joy Neville taking up the role of TMO.

Gli Azzurri and Welwitschias have played each other only once before - back in the RWC 2019 - when Italy came away with a bruising 47-22 win. Could the tables be turned this time around? Can Namibia claim the first tally on the upset score sheet or will the Europeans cruise to a second win against the Africans? Let's dig into my Italy v Namibia prediction.

💯 Italy v Namibia Betting Odds Rugby World Cup

Those looking potentially to have a flutter on the first group of Rugby World Cup matches will be happy to know that I have included odds from my favourite rugby bookmakers below.

🥇 Italy v Namibia Match Winner Odds

With odds only as high as 1.02 for an Italian win, I think it's clear to see who the bookies think will take this game. See full betting options for the match winner below.

Team
Italy1.011.0041.011.021.02
Draw151.0050.0034.0071.0071.00
Namibia34.0016.0017.0017.0017.00

➕ Italy v Namibia Handicap 3-Way Odds

I know that a few punters will find the handicap odds a lot more interesting than those for the match winner. With handicaps around the 30-32 mark, the bookies seem undecided as to whom may win this hypothetical battle. I've included full handicap options below.

Team
Italy
(0-32)
---2.022.02
Italy
(0-31)
-1.881.85--
Italy
(0-30)
1.91----
Draw
(0-32)
---34.0034.00
Draw
(0-31)
-29.0028.00--
Draw
(0-30)
19.00----
Namibia
(0-32)
---1.771.77
Namibia
(0-31)
-1.901.85--
Namibia
(0-30)
1.91----

🏮 Italy v Namibia Asian Handicap Odds

For a Namibian win, the bookies seem to think they will need 31.5 points or more. See the odds for this handicap margin below.

Team
Italy
(-31.5)
-1.891.901.981.98
Namibia
(+31.5)
-1.811.831.811.81

Odds are accurate as of time of writing. Odds are subject to change. Please visit each bookmaker's respective website for the latest offers.

🔍 Italy v Namibia Winner Prediction

There is only one match at which we are able to look for our prediction winner. In that case, 47-22 suggests a win for gli Azzurri. What if we look at the world rankings? 13th against 21st still screams of a win for Italy. What about squads with players in the highest levels of club rugby or that regularly play against tier-one nations? At this stage, my Italy v Namibia analysis is blue in the face with an obvious winner. There's no other way around it for me: I'm going with a win for Italy by at least 17 points.

My Italy v Namibia winner prediction: Italy to win!

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✔️ Italy v Namibia Betting Tips

1️⃣ Match Winner: Italy to Win

The best odds you have on offer are Italy to win at 1.02 at Unibet. I suppose we could try to get excited that there are odds for an Italian win at all, but I'm afraid I'm coming down on the side of cynicism and saying this market is not for me.

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: Namibia to Win (+30)

My Italy v Namibia prediction is that the Europeans will smash this game by at least 17 points. How much higher will the score difference go? I don't image much, so I think it could be worth a punt of Namibia to win (-30) at 1.91 at BoyleSports. Be warned, though! If Italy decide to put out their first team, perhaps to prove a point about their rugby prowess to the rest of the world, this score difference could easily rocket over 30 points. Weigh up your options before risking your hard-earned money, and remember, if you decide to go for it, to gamble within your means.

📰 Rugby World Cup News for Italy v Namibia

Discover the latest news for both teams ahead of Italy v Namibia.

🛵 Italy News

🦅 Namibia News

📺 Previous Italy v Namibia Highlights

For highlights of the only previous Italy v Namibia test, please see the video below.

⚡ RWC Italy v Namibia Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is Italy v Namibia kick-off?

Kick-off for Italy v Namibia will be 12.00 p.m. IST on Saturday, the 9th of September 2023. The match will be played at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, France.


2️⃣ Who is my Italy v Namibia winner?

I believe that Italy will win this Rugby World Cup Pool A match by 17 points.


3️⃣ What are some Italy v Namibia betting tips?

Out of the most popular rugby betting markets for Italy v Namibia, I would offer the following betting tips:

  1. Match winner betting tip: Italy to win at 1.02 at Unibet.
  2. Handicap betting tip: Namibia to win (+30) at 1.91 at BoyleSports

4️⃣ Can I get free bets for Italy v Namibia?

Yes, a lot of my favourite bookies offer free bets that you can use for Italy v Namibia. Find out more about Italy v Namibia free bets in our dedicated bookmaker promotions section above.

Italy to win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This Italy v Namibia prediction was written by Steven Brown. Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. Steven's technical knowledge of the game, built upon numerous coaching qualifications and experiences as a Director of Rugby for clubs in both hemispheres, make him invaluable to us at Betinireland.ie. Channelling his extensive experience and keen analysis, his predictions are able to provide insight into aspects of the game that regular fans and pundits may have otherwise missed. It is Steven's dedication to his prediction-writing that has, so far, made him one of the top rugby writers in Europe.

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