The Rugby World Cup continues this week, as two of the nations that are in desperate need of a positive result lock horns. Both Argentina and Samoa remain confident of reaching the next stage of the competition, but this weekend’s Group D clash between the nations could be pivotal in determining the side that finishes in the required Rugby World Cup standings.
You can find the latest odds and our Argentina vs. Samoa betting analysis below.
Argentina vs. Samoa Information
Argentina vs Samoa
Location of the Game: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne, France
Date & Time: Friday, September 22, 2023.
How to Watch: Peacock
Argentina vs. Samoa Recent Scores
The Argentina vs. Samoa betting analysis shows that this will be the fifth meeting between the nations. The advantage is with Samoa, as they have landed three victories from the four previous encounters.
However, the points difference shows how close the fixtures have been, as Argentina have scored 82 points and have conceded 111 across the previous encounters.
Argentina vs. Samoa Betting Analysis
There will be pressure on Argentina this week at the Rugby World Cup, as they were among the leading contenders in the odds to progress through to the next round. However, they face a couple of must-win clashes to make it out of Group D following defeat against England on the opening day of action.
Argentina will likely be confident of getting out of the group stage, as they have reached at least the semi-finals in two of the previous four editions. The South American nation also came into this summer’s World Cup in fine recent form after winning one of their three Rugby Championship matches to finish third in the standings.
The current advantage in the standings is with Samoa, and their Rugby World Cup odds have been slashed following an excellent win on matchday one in Bordeaux. They were excellent against Chile, as they stormed to a 43-10 success.
Their matches against Argentina, Japan, and England will determine their chances in the tournament’s knockout stage.
Samoa certainly won’t be daunted by the prospect this week, as they have recorded 17 wins against Tier 1 opponents. However, their latest success was against Italy in June 2014. They haven’t made it out of the group stage since 1995. However, they could be a good bet to at least match their 2011 achievement of recording two victories.
Samoa will once again have a fully fit squad to select from for this showdown against Argentina. However, Argentina vs. Samoa betting analysis reveals Argentina’s setback as Ignacio Calles will be absent for the tournament’s remainder.
Argentina vs. Samoa Betting Preview
- Moneyline: Argentina is heavily favored in this week’s betting, with odds set at -700 in their favor. A Samoa victory is an outside selection at +450, while the draw is the most lucrative selection at +3300.
- Spread: Argentina is priced up at -110 to cover the (-13) spread on Friday.
Argentina vs. Samoa Betting Prediction
Samoa may have enjoyed historic victories against Argentina in the past, but the fact that they haven’t beaten a Tier 1 opponent since 2014 would be a sizable concern this weekend.
Argentina will be looking for a response following defeat against England, and they would be among our main Rugby World Cup predictions to land victory on Friday on their way to finishing second in Group D.
- Pick: Argentina (-13) (-110)