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Portugal vs Italy Prediction & Betting Tips

(Half time: 17-10)


Italy -15.50 in ordinary time (AH)
Tipped at: 1.90 - 24th Jun 20:52
The International Rugby Union season is kicking into gear with a number of friendlies, and here we have Portugal hosting Italy at the Estadio Do Restelo in Lisbon. Kick-off time is scheduled for 17h00 local time on Saturday and the weather looks good with zero chance of rain, low humidity and just a stiff breeze of about 26 kmph. The Italians will be brimming with confidence after they finally broke their 6 Nations hoodoo earlier in the year when they managed to beat an admittedly depleted and underperforming Wales outfit, and even then victory was hard fought and took a moment of brilliance in the dying minutes of that game. However, Portugal is not of the same quality as even a poor Wales side, and I have a feeling they will struggle here even if the game is in their own back yard. The books have given Portugal a 15.5 points head start, and I don't think this will be nearly enough for new Head Coach Patrice Lagisquet from France to overcome. The game will make history for being the first International being officiated by an all women referreeing panel, and Holly Davidson will get the honour of being the on-field referee for the match. Italy by more than 15 points is the call.

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