Below you will find Wales' current tournament standings, updated after every fixture. You can toggle home and away fixtures, review offensive production, view defensive statistics and even check out how the team's first and second half performances differ.
Bet On Wales' Rugby Games
Welsh rugby dates back to the late nineteenth century when the country first took place in a match against England, and also participated in the Home Nation Championship (now referred to as the Six Nations). While always a solid performer throughout history, their best periods were undoubtedly in the first decade of the twentieth century and in the mid-1970s.
In the era of world rankings, established in 2003, the Welsh side has been as high as second and as low as the tenth, and have consistently been around the sixth-placed mark. They provide a stern test for all that oppose them, particularly at home at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where they have a great record. But in spite of a good world-ranking and solid pedigree, Wales are often listed as outsiders when they come up against the big nations such as New Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa. While their records against the All Blacks and the Springboks are extremely poor it is of note that they have won just under 45% of their matches against England.
Regardless of the opponent, betting on the Welsh rugby team has never been easier, and you can maximize your profits by following our tips and advice below.
Head to Head Betting
Wales enter most top international matches with enticing odds as they are never a clear favourite or obvious outsider. For this reason, they are one of the best teams in the sport to place a simple head-to-head bet on, as long as you do your research of course. If you are going to place a bet, ensure you are aware of the two types of options: 2-way outcome betting and 3-way outcome betting.
The difference between the two markets is minor but could be massive in a close fixture. 3-way betting provides odds for both sides plus the odds on a draw occurring, while 2-way lines do not include the draw and will result in a wager refund if the match ends tied. There is usually very little to split the two markets as a draw is fairly uncommon, so it's definitely advisable to take the safer 2-way option.
Wales' ability to win as an outsider is great news if you're familiar with the handicap market, and if not, here's a quick rundown. Let's look at a hypothetical match between Australia and Wales where the Wallabies are favourites at odds of -160 and Wales are at +130. Head-to-head you already have great odds on the Welsh to spring an upset, but historically the Aussies win around 25% of matchups between the two teams.
Handicap betting is a way in which bookmakers level the playing field and offer odds close to even. In this case, the handicap is -5.5 for Australia, which means that at odds of -110 you could select Wales and if they were to win, draw, or lose by less than six points, you would win your wager.
If you are confident that the bookmakers have got it wrong, you can even shift the goalposts yourself and select your own handicap. Let's say you think Wales will win the match by more than six points - simply select a handicap of -5.5 for Wales and you should receive odds closer to +200...A great way for you to showcase your knowledge and take the bookies to the cleaners!
Pick the Margin
Speaking of margins, the best betting sites will also allow you to place a wager on the final winning amount, and there are a number of different options available here.
The most common is the 5-way market that is split into 1-12 and 13+ for each team and an option for the draw. Welsh matches are typically closely fought, and if you can't split the teams there is nothing stopping you from putting two separate bets on either team to win 1-12; hedging your bets like this will still result in a profit if you're successful.
When we're talking about close matches, live betting becomes a really valuable option. Head-to-head odds and handicap lines are both available for in-game wagers and the market will fluctuate as the game goes on. If the game is forecast to be close and one team gets out to a big lead, there is a great opportunity to get fantastic odds on the other team, even if you are only betting on them to get within a certain amount of points.
Most of Wales' rugby matches will be against the top twelve ranked teams in the sport, however, when it comes to the Rugby World Cup, they are almost guaranteed to come up against minnow nations and their odds will plummet into the heavy-favourite territory. When this happens, it is the perfect opportunity to parlay your bet by selecting at least one more match to bet on.
For example, Wales may be playing a match against Canada and enter the game as the clear favourite, paying -350, while the All Blacks are paying the same price against Ireland in their match. The potential payout isn't too large for either game individually, however, if you put both games together you would end up with a combined price of approximately -157.
Regardless of how you prefer to bet, you can count on us to provide you with the best odds and lines from a variety of the biggest online sports betting companies. With all of the information on this page, you should have the resources you need to win big on Welsh rugby matches, so put your money down today and get ready to reap the rewards!