Fiji vs Portugal Prediction RWC 2023 Group C
And the time has come. The opening phase of the Rugby World Cup 2023 ends with this Group C match that does not promise much considering how little is at stake for both teams. Fiji vs Portugal will meet on Sunday, October 8 at 21:00 local time at the Stadium de Toulouse in the homonymous city. The other three teams are Wales, Australia and Georgia.
Fiji vs Portugal Odds the End Duel in Group C
Fiji vs Portugal Betting Tips Rugby World Cup 2023
The team in white are in third place in the Pacific Nations Cup 2022 with 6 points, 8 points behind the leader, Samoa. The islanders tried to compete as equals but only won against the Tongans, who did not win in the tournament. As for the Europeans, they came second in the Rugby Europe Championship. This is a team still in formation that continues to gain experience and renown in their continent despite having entered the Rugby World Cup 2023 through the window.
How Fiji and Portugal play and some statistics
Fiji, on the other hand, is a team with a lot of rugby sevens influence, and this makes their players have great virtues to dominate the ball. They always propose a physical game where they usually impose themselves on their opponents. They show mistakes due to their inexperience, although they have improved their level compared to other years. The participation of the experienced first line, Peni Ravai, stands out.
The Wolves present serious difficulties when defending and have many failures in tackling. Undoubtedly, a virtue is the maul where they manage, almost always, to impose themselves with very rough forwards who manage to subdue the opponent. One of their main referents is Rodrigo Marta.
Fiji vs Portugal Match Preview
There were no encounters between Fiji vs Portugal if it is a Rugby World Cup because in 2007 (the only Cup played by the European team) they did not meet in the Group.
The team coached by Simon Raiwalui played 32 matches since the creation of the most important tournament in the world: 11 wins, no draws and 21 losses, an effectiveness of 34%. They scored a total of 732 points and conceded another 971. The islanders managed to qualify twice to the next round (1987 and 2007).
Some of the numbers of the Portuguese team in this competition: 4 games played, no wins, no draws and losses in the remaining games, an effectiveness of 0%. They scored 38 points and conceded 209. They played in the 2007 World Cup, coincidentally the venue is repeated in their second appearance in the tournament.
Upcoming Matches Rugby World Cup 2023
Considering that this is the last date of Pool C, there will be no more action for these teams in the group stage of the Rugby World Cup 2023. It can only be noted that the Pool winner will go against the runner-up of Pool D on Saturday, October 14 at 17:00 at the beautiful Stade de Marseille there in Marseille.
For the runner-up, it will be a different story. They will play on Sunday 15 at 17:00 at the same stadium as the previously described match and will play against the winner of Group C. Everything is still to be seen in this complex quintet that has great teams competing for glory. Neither of the two will score for those gala dates.
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Prediction Fiji vs Portugal Rugby World Cup 2023
It is clear the superiority of the islanders in this match that will end the opening phase of the Rugby World Cup 2023. Fiji vs Portugal will not be playing for a ticket to the quarterfinals but for the best way to finish their participation in this tournament. The Oceanians have better quality of hands and much more forcefulness at the time of contact and should not have any problems against the Europeans.
Prediction: Fiji 46-21 Portugal. Victory for those in white.
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