02-07-2021 Daily Prediction Rugby International New Zealand vs Ireland

New Zealand vs Ireland

New Zealand and Ireland kick off the June Internationals when they meet at Eden Park in Auckland. The home team will have revenge on their mind after they lost to Ireland in November last year. New Zealand will not be at full strength for this match as at least three players along with their manager have been in isolation due to Covid. They are in a very unfamiliar situation of losing their last two matches and will be looking to bounce back against a strong Irish team.

TIP: The All Blacks are playing at the venue that they last lost a test match in 1994 and they will be keen on continuing with this remarkable streak at Eden Park. They have never lost a home test match against Ireland although they have lost three of the of the last five matches against them. Ireland waited over a century before they recorded their first victory over New Zealand but since 2016 they have won three times. The bookies have the All Blacks as favourites and Imp also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.20, Playabets 1.22 and Sunbet 1.25

HEAD TO HEAD STATS

New Zealand vs Ireland

  • Ireland have won three of their last five matches against New Zealand
  • New Zealand have never lost against Ireland at home.

Latest results for both teams

New Zealand lost 40-25 to France in their last match while Ireland beat Scotland 26-5 in their last match.

PREDICTION

This match though will be the acid test for them as all three victories were either at home or at a neutral venue. If Ireland want to record their first ever win on New Zealand soil they will need to bring their game to the level that it was during the Six Nations and the November Internationals. Once again the key player for the Irish will be Johnny Sexton as he is the glue that holds the team together. He may be the oldest member in the touring party but he is also the most important. Ireland rely too much on one player therefore I predict an All Blacks win by more than 10 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

New Zealand

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Quinn Tupaea, 11 Leicester Fainga’anuku, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Scott Barrett, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 George Bower

Ireland

15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Caelan Doris, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Dan Sheehan, 1 Andrew Porter

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the All Blacks victory are as follows:

Worldsportsbetting 1.20

Playabets 1.22

Sunbet 1.25

Odds comparison on the All Blacks handicap :

The complete odds on the All Blacks handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-11.5) 1.91

Sunbet (-11.5) 1.89

Playabets (-11.5) 1.81

Predictions and Odds in details

The Irish team will be trying to rewrite the history books while the home team will be doing everything to defend their proud home record against the Irish. The All Blacks at Eden Park are a formidable foe for any team but the loss of some key players could just open the door for the Irish to cause an upset. We are backing New Zealand for the win as they too much fire power in all areas. There are poor odds on the All Blacks outright win therefore we suggest the home team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (-11.5) 1.91, Sunbet (-11.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-11.5) 1.81

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