World Cup 2019: The Venues
World Cup Rugby is less than a year away, and all the playing nations are eagerly waiting for the event to kick-off in Japan. The World Cup will be the 9th edition of the competition and will witness 20 teams battle it out starting with host nation Japan playing Russia on 20th September 2019 at the Tokyo Stadium.
While the fans and players get ready for the matches to begin, punters and bookmakers are looking at the massive profits possible throughout the event. The competition will travel through the length and width of Japan, and the venues will undoubtedly bring about a certain uniqueness to the matches played. This is the perfect time for bettors to check out recommended free bets that can add an extra bit of profit to their winnings. With the odds already out on who is likely to win along with some teams showing dominance in the game, catching up on a good bet right now can make all the difference.
Tokyo Stadium will host the opening ceremony of World Cup 2019 and then feature the first match of the competition. The stadium, officially called Ajinomoto Stadium, was the first one to sell its naming rights in the country. With a seating capacity of nearly 50,000, it is quite a spectacular sight to see in Tokyo. The stadium will see some of the top contenders of the competition with New Zealand taking on Namibia, England take on Argentina, and Australia play against Wales. Bookmakers have picked England as a favourite with 7/1 odds for them to win the cup.
International Stadium Yokohama
The final of the World Cup will take place in Yokohama, and thus it automatically becomes an iconic stadium, one that will forever live in the history books of rugby. Known as the Nissan Stadium, it can host a massive 72,000 fans and will certainly be full capacity when then final is played. Japan, England, France, Italy, Ireland, and South Africa are but a few teams that will perform at this location during the World Cup.
Oita Stadium will host two of the Quarter Finals from the Rugby World Cup. Along with this, it will also host the game between New Zealand and Canada. New Zealand remains a team that has dominated rugby over the last few years and is listed at 11/10 to lift the trophy. However, the nature of the game is such that often upsets can happen as we saw South Africa beat the All Blacks earlier this year. Still, New Zealand remains a team that should not be taken lightly by any opposing side.
Sapporo Dome, which has previously hosted FIFA World Cup matches, will see a few games of the Rugby World Cup played out in it. The 41,000-seater is primarily a stadium for football and baseball. Among the significant matches to be hosted here during the event includes Australia taking on Fiji. Australia is presently listed at 12/1 to win the competition whereas Fiji is far behind at 250/1. Punters should be making the most of the games where strong teams take on lesser known ones and spread out their bets to increase overall winnings.