It is history in the making as this is the first year that the Commonwealth games is going to include a Women’s Rugby 7s program. So, here are some of the odds you can prepare yourself for when it comes to not only the new women’s program but the men’s Rugby 7s too! All this at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Rundown on the Commonwealth 7s Rugby
So, for those of you who are unfamiliar with 7s rugby, it includes 7 players per side, in which they have two 7-minute halves to play in. Due to the short time frame allocated to the game, spectators are constantly on the edge of their seats. From the 13th to the 15th of April, Gold Coast’s Robina Stadium will be the host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the 7s Rugby. Of course, if you plan to bet on the game, it would be best to know what the odds are before you dive in head first.
Commonwealth Rugby 7s Odds – Women
The entry of women’s rugby 7s at the Commonwealth Games is something that has long been awaited. Arriving 20 years after the introduction of the men’s side. This year’s Commonwealth games will feature a total of eight women’s teams.
Here are the odds for most likely winner between New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand is sitting at 2.05 odds of winning, with Australia as the favourite at 1.75 odds. When it comes to the Women’s World Rugby 7s, New Zealand has won five out of six since 2012. However, we can’t forget how New Zealand suffered a loss to Australia in the Olympic Games in 2016. So, the biggest question is, who do you place your sports bets on? The World or the Olympic winner?
Rugby 7s Odds – Men
Overall, 16 men’s teams are scheduled to participate in the Commonwealth Rugby 7s for the men’s side. The odds for 2018 reveal that South Africa is the favourite to win sitting at 2.75 odds. New Zealand sits at odds of 4.50 seeing as the South Africa 7s team thrashed them in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. More so, in 2017’s World Rugby 7s competition, South Africa also emerged victorious, which is why they are the favourite to win this year.
However, don’t be so quick to put in your bets based on the odds. Keep in mind that in 2016’s Olympics the Rugby 7s win was taken by Fiji and closely followed by England with South Africa in third. Odds for Fiji and England are 4.25 and 7.5 respectively.
Best Bets Overall
So, overall, what is your best bet? Well when it comes to the women’s side, the best bet would be on Australia as they are the Olympic champions with odds at 1.75. Further, South Africa would be your best bet when placing wagers on the men’s side, with the odds sitting at 2.75. However, it is important to remember that anything can happen.
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