The Barbarians are in town and for rugby fans at Twickenham on Sunday, that means entertainment all the way. The Baa Baas are world renowned for their attacking style and their free flowing game has won them fans wherever they have played.
With such a famous and talented side, it may surprise many gamblers to see the odds offered for the visitors this Sunday. If you fancy placing a bet on the Barbarians to win, you can currently get a price of 3/13 while England are as short as 1/8. While that may be balanced too far in favour of England, the truth is that neither outcome represents particularly good value.
The only problem with Barbarians is that their sides are drawn from players who have never actually played in the same team as a XV. On Sunday, Italians, Frenchmen and even the occasional Englishmen will line up in the famous black and white hoops and they will have little time to play together as a unit, even in training.
That in turn would seem to give England the edge but theirs will also be a makeshift side with several youngsters and fringe squad members vying for a place. The end product is an unpredictable game with two teams thrown together at short notice: Literally anything could happen!
The recommendation here, if you’re going to bet is to gamble on a Barbarians win. Gambling on England will get no value but if you are going to plump for the visitors, try to find some betting odds that can improve on 3/13. But you go the free bet route it’s no gamble at all.