Top Rugby Predictions for February, 2024

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Ian Hudson


Published on August 22, 2022 
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Rugby is played in two codes: league and union and this article examines rugby predictions for the union game. We examine some of the main markets, including 1×2 predictions, and provide rugby betting tips that should be useful for your overall betting predictions. The article includes information about United Rugby Championship predictions.

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Rugby Betting Markets

Rugby 1×2 Predictions

This is the three-way match result market with the following options: Home Win, Draw, Away Win. It does not include extra time and is decided after the 80 minutes of normal time. It is the most popular bet for United Rugby Championship predictions.

Bookmakers generally display the 1×2 market for each match a few days before the fixture. There is usually a link to additional markets which are related to the match result. The following sections describe these related markets which provide rugby predictions.

Rugby Over/Under Predictions

A popular market that creates a demand for betting tips is the Over/Under. Bookmakers make a quote for a specific number of points. Bettors then place bets on over or under this total. The number is expressed in half points to eliminate the tie with United Rugby Championship predictions.

Typically, the quote will be about 50 with slight variances for some matches. The odds are very similar for each option because bookmakers like to take bets on both sides of the total. The over/under quote can change if there are most bets on either option or the odds are adjusted.

Rugby Handicap Predictions

Handicap betting also generates plenty of interest in several sports, including rugby union. The objective is to attract bets on both teams when there is a big favourite and underdog. When two teams are not evenly matched, the handicap will produce interest in rugby betting tips.

The handicap is a head start for the outsiders in a match. For example, they may receive 10.5 points from the favourites. The final score is adjusted to settle handicap bets. Most of these handicaps are in half points which means the bet cannot produce a tie with rugby predictions in this market.

Rugby Livescore Predictions

Rugby is a popular sport for livescore betting. Bookmakers provide domestic and international games on the live platform. They suspend the odds after a key event such as a try. The latest odds then appear after a short delay and live betting continues.

There is often the cash out facility as part of a live betting game. The objective is to close a bet and take some control before the final outcome. The value of the cash out is related to the stake and odds for the original bet and the odds when you decide to cash out a bet.

Rugby Bet of the Day Predictions

Rugby is a global sport that is played throughout the year. Bookmakers offer odds on many matches and tournaments in pre-match, live and ante-post outright winner markets. It can be difficult to find the bet of the day which means there is an interest in rugby betting tips.

The bet of the day can be on one of the many markets bookmakers offer on the sport. For example, it could be a 1×2 bet or one of the related options. The bet will be popular when bettors are making their rugby predictions and could change the odds if it attracts a great deal of interest.

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Rugby Betting Tips

Rugby is a popular sport for betting in South Africa. Customers like to place bets on domestic and international fixtures. The most popular competitions for betting include the Six Nations in Europe (England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Wales) and the four-team Rugby Championship in the Southern Hemisphere (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa). There is an increase in betting on the sport during the Rugby World Cup which is played every four years.

So, here we describe the main factors to consider when you are making your rugby predictions:

Current Form

Rugby like most sports can be a matter of confidence. Winning matches breeds confidence so current form is important. Clubs play league and Cup matches throughout the season so can get a run of good form. There are plenty of online resources that provide information about the latest results. You should consider at least five matches when you make an assessment of current form.

Head-to-Head Results

There are regular fixtures between teams in domestic leagues. The Six Nations and Rugby Championship are annual tournaments involving the same teams. That means you can analyse recent head-to-head records which show the results in points. As team selection changes from year to year, you should consider these records for the last five years.


You should look at recent statistics for each team, the opposition and the league or international competition. These stats show the number of points won by each team, on a home and away basis. The current league table will show the points scored and conceded and the overall point’s difference. Statistics are most useful for handicap and point’s betting.

Team Selection

Team selection is vital when you are assessing the potential outcome of a rugby match. The coach may rest key players if there is a more important upcoming match. Club players could be missing when they are on international duty. Injuries and suspensions also affect the players who start the match and the substitutes or could get involved at some stage.

Betting Markets

A glance at the rugby union section at a sportsbook shows you can bet on many matches throughout the season. Bookmakers look at the motivation of a team, the league situation and recent statistics and results. They use this information to compile the odds which are an accurate reflection of the probability of each outcome. So, the betting markets are a good guide for your rugby bets.

Rugby Predictions FAQ

Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about betting on rugby union:

How to predict a rugby match?

There is no certain way to correctly predict the outcome of a rugby match. Sport by its very nature can be unpredictable so nothing is guaranteed. However, you should consider key factors such as form, results, statistics and team selection.

What is a 3 way bet in rugby?

The 3 way bet involves predicting the winners of a match after the regular time of 80 minutes and any additional time for stoppages. In a league match or international fixture there are three possible outcomes: Home Win, Draw, Away Win.

What are the odds for rugby?

Bookmakers offer odds on a selection of rugby markets which are displayed in decimal or fractional format. The draw is a big price because level scores at the end of a match are not common. The home team is often the favourites in rugby odds.

Can you bet on rugby union online?

Bookmakers offer pre-game, live and outright winner rugby union betting on domestic leagues and international tournaments. It is a 12-month sport as it is played in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres so it is rare that you can’t bet online.

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