Top ranked Wales given lowly 8.3% chance of winning Rugby World Cup by bookmakers

After beating England in Cardiff at the weekend, Wales became the number one ranked side in world rugby, hence ending the 509-week supremacy of New Zealand.
But priced at 11/1, Warren Gatland’s side locate themselves fifth in the market to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off at exactly a month in Japan.
Those chances mean bookmakers are implying just an 8.3percent chance the Welsh increase the Webb Ellis Cup come November.
With 22% of stakes in the previous seven days going on Wales punters see value because 11/1. That makes them the most endorsed this week ahead of South Africa with 18 percent.
Wales have won 15 of the last 16 evaluations, such as an emphatic Grand Slam success in the 2019 Six Nations.
The fact remains that their very best effort from the championship to date has been third in 1987 and also their greatest finish, although that record makes Wales real contenders for the greatest prize.
New Zealand stay clear favourites to make it three Rugby World Cup wins in a row, together with all the 2015 and 2011 winners priced at 5/4.
South Africa follow in 5/1 while England (6/1) and Ireland (8/1) constitute the other top sides in the marketplace.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson:”With the exception of Ireland, each of the teams over Wales in this year’s Rugby World Cup market have won the championship before.
“Though Warren Gatland’s side have shown incredible tenacity and most importantly consistency to reach number one, the World Cup is most frequently a microclimate. Form out of the tournament can head from the window, and it appears bookies are siding with all previous winners consequently.”
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