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Close to call but Wallabies can overcome the handicap

Michael Cheika returns to familiar ground this weekend but on the pitch his Australian side will be shown little respect by an Irish team that is undoubtedly buoyed by the new home at number three in the world rankings.

The win over South Africa and a mixed tour for the Wallabies sees Ireland as the 3/4 favourites but this is sure to be a close encounter and it may well be worth backing Cheika's men in the three-point handicap which sees Australia at +3 offered at 5/6 with Boylesports.

Ireland certianly have the potential to shade it but there'll be little between the sides at the full-time whistle and for those wanting to back Ireland, a 1-5 point winning margin is 4/1.

Match Betting

Ireland 3/4, Australia 13/10, Draw 22/1

Ireand -3 6/5, Australia +3 5/6, Draw 18/1