Please Wait, Loading Content...

Australia v Scotland betting tips & odds | Rugby League World Cup

RLWC - Aus v Scotland

Australia vs Scotland

Latest Rugby League World Cup Odds & Info

Main Event odds Australia -10000 at Bovada | Scotland +5000 at Bovada
When Friday, October 21
Where Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

Round two of the Rugby League World Cup continues Saturday morning when Australia takes on Scotland in Coventry. The Kangaroos will be looking to build on their strong start to the World Cup after their big win over the Fiji Bati, while the Scottish have an enormous gap to make up after they were beaten by Italy.

The Kangaroos have made a host of changes with coach Mal Meninga appearing to build on his sides versatility bring Matt Burton, Campbell Graham, Nathan Cleary, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Liam Martin and Isaah Yeo into the starting side, with Lindsay Collins coming onto the bench.

Scotland are not expected to make any changes and will need all hands on deck to take on the Kangaroos. Logan Bayliss-Brow, Euan Aitken and Kane Linnett will all be expected to play, and they will need to be at their best if they’re to help lift Scotland over Australia.

Australia may have made a host of changes, but they are not necessarily negative as the Kangaroos arguably have a better side on paper to the one that beat Fiji. While Scotland may put up a fight, they will not be expected to be in the fight for 80 minutes with the Kangaroos, meaning they are every chance of winning by 41-50 points paying (+560).

Australia have changed up the right edge of their attack by bringing Graham and Burton into the side, meaning the Kangaroos will be looking to build the cohesion of the left edge with Josh Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell. With a new look right edge, the Kangaroos will surely target their left edge more, with Addo-Carr to be one of the main beneficiaries. He can score tries from anywhere on the park and will be every chance of scoring three tries or more.

Dual premiership winning halfback and 2021 Clive Churchill medallist Nathan Cleary has been named to make his long-awaited international debut. Also making his international debut is Panthers second rower and dual premiership winner Liam Martin. The combination these two shares at club and State of Origin level is one of the most dangerous in Rugby League. Cleary provides scoring opportunities for Martin with kicks and his short passing game but can also use Martin as a decoy to score for himself. Both should go on to score at any time during the match at (-121.95) and (+1500) with top betting sites.


The battle of these two back rowers certainly won’t decide the match, however, the work Aitken does on his edge could go a long way towards limiting the damage caused by Australia. Crichton is one of the most skilled back rowers in the NRL, and not only can he get through an enormous amount of work, but he is also supremely intelligent. Crichton’s decoy runs, late footwork and even his ball playing ability are all factors Aitken will have to consider when defending. Should Aitken make multiple incorrect decisions, Crichton will inflict a lot of pain on this Scottish side or enable those attacking around him to inflict that damage.

Australia vs Scotland Betting Predicitons

Australia 41-50 Points


Australia vs Scotland Parlay Bet

Australia 41-50 Points / Addo-Carr 3+ Tries / Cleary & Martin Anytime Scorers / 41-50 Total Match Points

Top Odds

More sports betting picks

, , , , ,
Share this post on:

Join the Betting Planet team!

Are you passionate about sports betting? Sports news writers required TODAY!

Experienced preferred but not essential. (All apps considered).

View Careers at Race Media
  • Live Betting Odds
  • Claim a 50% deposit bonus up to the value of USD $250

Top Online Casinos