Wales vs Australia: Wallabies can enhance great head-to-head record

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Odds: Wales 7/5, Draw 22/1, Australia 57/100

Kick Off: 1715, 11/11/2017

Stadium: Principality Stadium

TV: BBC Two

Australia have won their last 12 encounters with Wales and again look worthy favourites to come out on top in Cardiff on Saturday.

The Wallabies romped to a 32-8 victory at Principality Stadium 12 months ago, scoring five tries to one.

We don’t expect it to be as one-sided this weekend, but the visitors still get the vote at 91/100 to prevail by more than four points in our Wales vs Australia betting predictions.

A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds

Wales are without key names such as Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric, Samson Lee, Rhys Webb and George North for the first of their autumn internationals.

Gloucester back Owen Williams will make his maiden Test-match start, while Scarlets wing Steff Evans and Cardiff Blues flanker Josh Navidi also have limited experience at this level.

There are three uncapped players among the replacements in prop Leon Brown, plus Ospreys pair Owen Watkin and Sam Cross, and Warren Gatland admits the hosts are a work in progress.

He said: “It might take a little bit of time as we try to change our approach with the midfield.

“It might not happen from day one, but we’ve just got to be a little bit patient. We need to be bold, go down that path and commit to it.”

The hosts have failed to win an autumn opener since 2002 and may take time to settle here, so Evens for the Wallabies to lead at half-time is added to our Wales vs Australia betting tips.

A Look At Australia’s Betting Odds

Australia looked in disarray when beaten by Scotland in Sydney in June but they made good progress throughout the Rugby Championship.

Home and away draws with South Africa and scoring 82 points in a couple of victories over Argentina gave the Wallabies a real boost in confidence.

Last month’s 23-18 defeat of New Zealand in Brisbane was then the highlight of the year and a 63-30 rout of Japan in Yokohama maintained the momentum.

Exceptional full-back Israel Folau is rested for this trip but Michael Cheika has plenty of experienced options to fill that void, while rugby league convert Marika Koroibete has really caught the eye on the wing.

The Wallabies can be shaky in defence so may not run away with this game, but 2/1 for an away win by 1-12 points appeals from the Wales vs Australia odds.

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Best bets for Wales vs Australia

Australia -4 points @ 91/100

Australia to lead at half-time @ Evens

Australia to win by 1-12 points @ 2/1

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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