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

After beating England in Cardiff Wales became the number one ranked side in world rugby, thus ending the 509-week supremacy of New Zealand.
But priced at 11/1, Warren Gatlands side locate themselves fifth in the market to acquire at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in just a month in Japan.
Those chances mean bookmakers are suggesting just an 8.3percent likelihood that the Welsh increase the Webb Ellis Cup come November.
With 22% of stakes in the last seven days moving on Wales, punters clearly see value because 11/1. That makes them the most endorsed this week before South Africa with 18%.
Wales have won 15 of their last 16 evaluations.
The fact remains that their very best effort from the championship to date has been third in 1987 and also their greatest finish, although This record makes Wales genuine contenders for the prize.
New Zealand stay favourites to make it three Rugby World Cup wins in a row, together with all the 2011 and 2015 winners.
South Africa follow at 5/1 while England (6/1) and Ireland (8/1) compose another top sides in the marketplace.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson:With the exception of Ireland, all the teams over Wales in this years Rugby World Cup market have won the tournament previously.
Though Warren Gatlands side have demonstrated incredible tenacity and above all consistency to achieve number one, the World Cup is many times a microclimate. Form outside of the tournament can head from the window, and it seems bookies are siding with all previous winners consequently.
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