Ireland v New Zealand - Saturday 17:30, Sky Sports 2
Ireland are 7-1 to follow up their stunning first-ever win over New Zealand a fortnight ago in Chicago with a second in Dublin on Saturday evening.
But while there is probably no value in believing that wins over the All Blacks are like buses - wait 111 years for one etc - there is good reason to believe they are worth a bet with a 16.5-point start at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt recalls his 14 available starting Soldier Field heroes after resting them against Canada last week and brings in a fit-again British & Irish Lions ace to the Backrow in Sean O'Brien for the now long-term injured Jordi Murphy. Schmidt has also opted for experience on the bench in Iain Henderson and Paddy Jackson over Ultan Dillane and Joey Carbery.
And Ireland have only lost by 17 points or more on one occasion in the 34 Tests since losing a 2013 Autumn International 32-15 to Australia. And they bounced straight back then to so nearly beat the All Blacks - storming into a 19-0 and only being turned over 24-22 by an injury-time Ryan Crotty try and a twice-taken Aaron Cruden touchline.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has hardened up his team with returning Locks Sam Whitelock and Brodie Retallick, a new midfield pairing of Anton Lienart-Brown and Malakai Fekitoa and Israel Dagg on the Right Wing. But Jerome Kaino's huge stabilising presence is missing from the Back Row. And while the All Blacks have overwhelmed all other opponents this calendar year, these victories have more often than not been built on concentration and power not a flashy approach. Gaining revenge for losing their record winning-run in the Windy City will be all important, not flashy skills and a flashy scoreboard.
Saying that, back Dagg at 11-8 to get a tenth try in 2016. This has been some scoring response to getting left out of the squad for last year's World Cup by Hansen because of poor form.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus
Wales v Japan - Saturday 14:30, BBC1
Wales are looking at new combinations all over the pitch, while trusting their leadership spine of Sam Warburton, Alun Wyn Jones and Jonathan Davies, so analysing form and handicap betting is pure guesswork when they host Japan. The Brave Blossoms, now no longer guided by Eddie Jones and Steve Borthwick, are yet to prove that they are in the same shape as when stunning South Africa and Samoa and running Scotland close for a half at last year's World Cup. In the circumstances, there could be big value in a tryscorer bet on prop Samson Lee at 15-2.
Lee scored his only Test try on debut against Uruguay in the Red Dragons first game at the World Cup, getting involved in a rolling maul from a close-range lineout and is becoming a firm-favourite in the home camp selection-meetings because of his excellent play in the loose as well as the scrum.
England v Fiji - Saturday 14:30, Sky Sports 2
Which Fiji will turn up at Twickenham? That is the question for the punters.
The shabby outfit that was tonked by the Barbarians in Belfast last week or the proud, spirited one that worried England for long periods of their last meeting in the 2015 World Cup opening game. Bookmakers are edging towards a Red Rose rout with handicaps of around 38. England's current class and confidence is not in doubt despite Eddie Jones's tinkerings in the backline and back row.
They are playing at a whole new level to last year with a Six Nations Grand Slam, then a 3-0 win in Australia and now a comprehensive win over South Africa under their belts. But Jones's successes have not been built on a presumption of superiority and England will want to dominate Fiji up front for the full 80 minutes to make Jones happy. Backline tries will be mere window dressing on the run out to him. This makes bets on Mako Vunipola and Jamie George to score tries look good value.
Starting Loosehead Prop Mako scored the try as a replacement that gave England breathing space against Fiji last year, after a succession of drives and offloads. And his excellent carrying and work rate in the loose could see handsome reward. Reserve Hooker George, a Saracens teammate of Mako, is at the top of the current Premiership tryscorer charts on five because he is a key ball-carrying member of rolling mauls and has a knack of being in the right place. Like he was in Australia. George is likely to get decent gametime in order to save the legs and mind of skipper Dylan Hartley for upcoming tasks.
Scotland v Argentina – Saturday 17:00, BBC2
Scotland withstood an early Wallabies burst and then rocked them before conceding a late heart-breaking try. The Pumas and Wales cancelled each other out up front in the first half and then out wide when the game opened up in the break.
Returning Scotland wing Tommy Seymour to score a try is the bet at Seymour, who has scored seven tries in the Pro12 this season, scored four tries in four games in last year's World Cup and three tries in three 2014 Autumn internationals including touchdowns against New Zealand and Argentina.