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Australia vs Argentina Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Can Australia take a step closer to Tri Nations title?

  • Australia and Argentina face off in a crucial Tri Nations encounter on Saturday
  • The match will be played at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney
  • Both Australia and Argentina come into the match off the back of victory against New Zealand
  • Argentina have not proved very successful in Australia, winning just once in their last 16 visits
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Australia backed to win the battle against Argentina at the ANZ Stadium (Getty Images)

Australia host Argentina in a Tri Nations encounter at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday. The winner of this encounter will be in a great position to win the Tri Nations title, but who will come out victorious?

Both the Pumas and Wallabies come off morale boosting victories against New Zealand. Being at home will count in Australia's favour if they can match the intensity Argentina bring in the first 20 minutes.

Australia Form


Australia have endured a rather strange season thus far. They have only played New Zealand (four times) but their many positives have been mixed with some negatives.

An opening match 16-16 draw in Auckland was one of those positives. They then slipped to defeat in their second Bledisloe Cup match against the All Blacks in New Zealand.

The return to Australia brought hope that the Aussies to win the Bledisloe Cup, something they haven’t done in many years. Unfortunately, New Zealand piled on a record 43-5 win in that encounter.

The Wallabies bounced back to win 24-22 to in the final Bledisloe Cup match which will give them plenty of confidence. More importantly perhaps, seeing what Argentina achieved against New Zealand last week will ensure Australia don’t underestimate this week’s opponent.

Australia Team News


Prop James Slipper misses out through injury which sees the return of veteran Scott Sio.

Reece Hodge will continue at fly-half with Matt To’omua and James O’Connor still recovering from injury. 

Australia Starting Line Up & Replacements


Starting line-up: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hunter Paisami, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Reece Hodge, 9 Nic White, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Scott Sio.

Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Valetini, 20 Liam Wright, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Noah Lolesio, 23 Filipo Daugunu.

Argentina Form


Argentina turned on the style last week as the caused a huge upset when they defeated New Zealand 25-15 in their Tri Nations opener.

It was the first time Argentina had ever beaten the All Blacks, but what made it more of a shock result was that the Pumas had not played Test match rugby since they were knocked out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

That result has opened the Tri Nations up to Argentina and Australia who now look like the more likely winners. But the question remains, can Argentina reproduce the performance from last week?

The lack of game time will surely cost Argentina at some point. Australia are also confident after beating the All Blacks so the visitors will likely have to be even better this weekend.

Argentina Team News


Argentina are unchanged after their magnificent result against the All Blacks.

On the bench there have been tweaks with prop Santiago Socino, loose forward Facundo Isa and utility back Emiliano Boffelli coming in.

Argentina Starting Line Up & Replacements


Starting line-up: 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo.

Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Emiliano Boffelli, 23 Santiago Cordero.

Australia vs Argentina Head to Head


Australia have won eight of their last nine matches against Argentina. The last time they met the Wallabies won 16-10 at the Suncorp Stadium in July 2019.

Australia vs Argentina Odds


Australia are priced at $1.50 with Argentina valued at $2.70 to win. A draw is available at $23.00 with BlueBet.

The handicap for the match is set at 4 points.

Australia vs Argentina Match Up


Both teams will be brimming with confidence ahead of this encounter. They often produce very tight encounters with the Pumas keen to target Australia’s set pieces. The hosts have however improved that area of their game and should prove good enough to get the win.

Australia vs Argentina Stats


  • Australia have won 8 of their last 9 matches against Argentina.
  • Australia have covered the -4 handicap in 9 of their last 11 matches against Argentina.
  • Australia beat New Zealand in their last match.
  • Argentina have lost 15 of their last 16 away matches against Australia.
  • Argentina won their last match by 10 points against New Zealand.

Australia vs Argentina FAQ

What is the best bet for Australia vs Argentina?

We're backing Australia to cover the handicap.

Where is the Australia vs Argentina Tri Nations match being played?

The Australia vs Argentina match is being played at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

When is the Australia vs Argentina Tri Nations match being played?

The Australia vs Argentina match is being played on Saturday 21 November 2020 at 19:45 AEDT.

Where can I watch Australia vs Argentina live stream online?

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Verdict

Argentina got a huge win last week but I'm backing Australia to bring them crashing down to earth. The hosts are tipped to cover the -4 handicap.

Best Bet: Australia -4 Handicap Handicap Market @ at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Australia HT/FT Half Time/Full Time @ at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Mega Bet: Australia by 13+ Point Winning Margin @ at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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