Occasionally on this site we like to feature some bets that are a little easier to call. These are usually ‘two horse’ matches where one opponent is far stronger than the other and while in betting as in life, there are no racing certainties, these are the games that Professional Gamblers will look to as a means of keeping their cash flow rolling.
As a general rule, you need to bet on the side with the shortest odds and if they win you collect. Of course, shocks do happen but if you’re unlucky enough to lose your stake, you just increase your bet next time in order to compensate.
As the rugby world cup approaches, some of the opening group games are prime candidates for using this method and some of your options include,
Betting on Scotland to beat Romania at 1/41, New Zealand to triumph over Tonga at 1/100 and Australia to beat Italy at 1/41.
OK, so nobody is going to pretend that those are attractive odds but shocks are rare in rugby where a strong team has a full 80 minutes to exert its authority. If you like to use the ‘near certainty’ method you have more than enough options here.
There are games in the early days of the tournament that are a little harder to call and we’ll look at those in the days and weeks to come but in the meantime if you want to take a bet where you’re almost sure to collect, there are plenty of opportunities in New Zealand next month.