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

After beating England in Cardiff at the weekend, Wales became the number one ranked side in world rugby ending the 509-week supremacy of New Zealand.
But priced at 11/1, Warren Gatlands side locate themselves fifth on the market to win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which kicks off at a month in Japan.
Those chances mean bookmakers are suggesting just an 8.3percent likelihood the Welsh lift the Webb Ellis Cup come November.
With 22% of stakes in the last seven days moving on Wales, punters find value in that 11/1. That makes them the many endorsed this week ahead of South Africa with 18%.
Wales have won 15 of their last 16 tests, including a powerful Grand Slam victory from the 2019 Six Nations.
That record makes Wales contenders for the prize, but the simple fact remains that their very best effort in the tournament thus far was third in also their greatest finish and 1987 since then fourth 2011.
New Zealand remain favourites to make it three Rugby World Cup wins in a row, even together with all the 2011 and 2015 champions priced at 5/4.
South Africa follow in 5/1 while England (6/1) and Ireland (8/1) compose another top sides in the industry.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson:With the exception of Ireland, all the teams over Wales in this years Rugby World Cup market have won the championship previously.
Though Warren Gatlands side have demonstrated incredible tenacity and most importantly consistency to achieve number one, the World Cup is many times a microclimate. Form outside of the tournament can go out of the windowand it appears bookies are siding with previous winners because of this.
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