JAPAN have been well backed with Coral to cause their second shock of the 2015 Rugby World Cup when they face Scotland this afternoon.
Japan were 70-1 to beat South Africa on Saturday in one of the biggest sporting upsets ever and are now available at 11-2 (from 9-1) with the firm going into their clash with Scotland at the Kingsholm Stadium.
In the outright betting for the tournament New Zealand remain favourites at 11-10, England are second best at 7-2 while Australia can be backed at 7-1.
Coral’s John Hill said: “Japan’s victory over South Africa has to go down as one of the biggest upsets across all sports over the last couple of decades. Barely any punters gave the underdogs a chance against the Springboks, however, they defied their huge odds to defeat the two-time world champions.
“Punters now believe that win was not just a flash in the pan for Japan as we’ve seen a huge gamble on them beating Scotland where their odds have come crashing down due to the weight of support behind them.”
Rugby World Cup outright odds
11-10 New Zealand, 7-2 England, 7-1 Australia, 15-2 Ireland, 8 South Africa, 12 France, 33 Wales, 50 Argentina, 100 Scotland, 250 Bar.
Scotland v Japan
1-8 Scotland, 11-2 Japan, 40-1 Draw
Australia v Fiji
1-16 Australia, 11-1 Fiji, 33-1 Draw
France v Romania
1-100 France, 25 Romania, 50 Draw