2023 HSBC World Sevens Series Singapore Betting Preview and Predictions (April 8-9)
It may only be April, but the 2022-2023 season of the HSBC World Sevens Series is already entering its final sprint to the finish. With three tournaments left in the calendar and plenty on the line for all teams involved, the series heads to Singapore this weekend for two days of frenetic sevens action.
2023 HSBC World Sevens Series Singapore: Event Details
But who will round out the Asia leg of the season strong after the predicted Hong Kong 7s series? With only a limited number of events left in the season, the race is on for the No.1 spot on the ladder.
New Zealand will be seeking another victory in Singapore which would all but seal their overall victory this year with two tournaments remaining, while the likes of Argentina, Fiji, and France will be looking to make sure that doesn’t happen. Thrown in qualification for the next Olympics, plus a reduced number of teams in the 2024 HSBC World Sevens Series, and every game matters here as we break down our top 2023 Singapore Sevens predictions.
|Event:||2023 HSBC World Sevens Series in Singapore|
|Format:||16 teams compete in four pools, followed by knockout games|
|Venue:||National Stadium, Singapore|
|Date:||Saturday, 8 April to Sunday, 9 April 2023|
Singapore 2023 Rugby Sevens Odds
Just clicked here to see the overall Singapore 2023 Rugby Sevens odds, so you can shoot to the best Singapore betting sites and go place a wager on your team? Then we won’t delay you! Here are the outright winner odds ahead of the weekend’s action:
- New Zealand to win @ 2.70 (7/4)
- Fiji to win @ 3.50 (5/2)
- Argentina to win @ 6.50 (11/2)
- South Africa to win @ 9.00 (8/1)
- Australia to win @ 9.00 (8/1)
Surprise, surprise – the bookies think New Zealand is going to win this one. The Kiwis, along with Fiji, lead the pack in the betting odds, with a payout of 2.70 (7/4) for a New Zealand win and 3.50 (5/2) for a Fijian victory. Argentina then sits in the middle at 6.50 (11.2) before the odds drop off to South Africa and Australia, who both sit on 9.00 (8/1) to win the Singapore Sevens.
Understanding the Singapore Rugby Sevens 2023
For more than two decades, Singapore has played host to one of the best celebrations of rugby sevens on the globe. Typically held in April, teams from around the world congregate here to compete for the title across two days, advancing their case in the HSBC World Sevens Series.
Here’s a look at the past five results here in Singapore:
- 2016 – Kenya beat Fiji
- 2017 – Canada beat the United States
- 2018 – Fiji beat Australia
- 2019 – South Africa beat Fiji
- 2022 – Fiji beat New Zealand
With Fiji holding the most wins here, having lifted the trophy three times and made the final twice more, can the Fijians finally get their first win of the season in Singapore? Or will New Zealand equal their record by claiming another victory this Sunday?
Rugby 7s Singapore 2023 Predictions
Enough background – time for the real questions. Who will win the Singapore Sevens? What are the best bets to place? Is there any point in the other teams showing up, or will New Zealand simply win again? We look at all of these questions as we open up our rugby sportsbooks and deliver the best 2023 Singapore Sevens predictions.
New Zealand to Win Outright @ 2.70 (7/4)
If you’re getting that eerie feeling that you’ve read this article before, it’s probably because we’ve been predicting New Zealand to win for a long time now. And they have. The Kiwis have been a cut above the rest of the teams on tour this season, consistently making the finals and winning titles in 2023. In fact, of the eight events they’ve played in the 2022-2023 season, only twice have they failed to make the semifinals. The rest of the time, they’ve gone deep, picking up one third-place finish, two runner-up finishes, and three tournament wins.
With the season championship within their grasp now, our top 2023 rugby 7s Singapore betting tip is that New Zealand will turn on the afterburners here and claim the title in Singapore.
South Africa to Win Outright @ 9.00 (8/1)
If New Zealand don’t assert themselves over the competition and pick up the title in Singapore, there’s a good argument to be made for South Africa winning this weekend. The South Africans have been something of a sleeping giant this year, winning just one title in Dubai and making the finals of the Sydney Sevens. Currently, South Africa sit fifth in the overall standings, 41 points off the pace of leaders New Zealand.
While it’s unlikely South Africa will be able to turn their season around in time to win the 2022-2023 HSBC World Sevens Series, something almost as important is still on the line in Singapore. South Africa will be desperate to get a good result to propel themselves above France in the standings and gain automatic qualification to the Olympics next year. Given they’re in a tough pool alongside New Zealand and Australia in Singapore, this difficult start could be exactly what’s needed to battle-harden South Africa and help them put together a winning run this weekend.
New Zealand to Win Pool A @ 2.0 (1/1)
Rugby 7s Singapore 2023 predictions can be quite simple at times: Just pick New Zealand. For this bet, there’s a little more nuance, however. The pools have just been drawn in Singapore, and New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia have all been placed in a pool together. Considering these sides have won five of the eight tournaments this season between them, this is a mighty tough draw.
However, what this does is it drives up the betting odds for the Pool A winner. New Zealand are paying a healthy 2.0 (Evs) to win Pool A, and the reality is, they are currently a better side than Australia and South Africa. They should have no issues winning this pool still, but punters that back them will receive a higher-than-usual payout.
Rugby 7s Singapore Predictions for 2023
- South Africa to Win Outright @ 9.00 (8/1)
- New Zealand to Win Pool A @ 2.0 (1/1)
As the rugby sevens season heads towards the pointy end of the year, things are heating up in Singapore. New Zealand will be looking to all but seal their victory with another title in Singapore, while South Africa will be eager to stay in touch with the top four in the standings in order to qualify for the Olympics still. Our rugby betting prediction will be the Men in Green and Gold have a good shot of doing so and could give New Zealand a run for their money this weekend.