The 2015 Rugby World Cup is due to kick off in a couple of days and according to bookmakers, they are anticipating that more than £60 million will be bet on the games which will see it being the sport’s biggest ever betting event.
September 18th will see England’s first match being played against Fiji and bookmakers have revealed that the bets have already started coming in thick and fast. It has been reported that there have been a number of five figure bets already placed on the current title holders, New Zealand, who are the favorites going into the tournament.
The host nation, England, is however also receiving very strong support from punters with a number of large bets already having been placed on the team. Despite the fact that the odds are quite poor for Ireland, the team also appears to be receiving quite a lot of support.
New Zealand is the favorite team to win the tournament and odds are currently around 6/5 at most bookmakers. Although England is second favorite to win, they are quite a long way behind with the shortest odds available being 7/2 while most bookmakers are placing them at 4/1.
Other popular betting markets see Julian Savea as favorite to be the top try scorer with odds of 11/2 followed by Bryan Habana at 12/1. It has been predicted that the final will be played between England and New Zealand with odds of 9/2 followed by New Zealand against Ireland with odds of 6/1.
The Rugby World Cup is due to take place between Friday, 18th September and Saturday, 31st October, 2015 and the odds could possibly change as the tournament develops.