16-07-2021 Daily Prediction Rugby International New Zealand vs Ireland

New Zealand vs Ireland

New Zealand plays host to Ireland at the Sky Stadium for this the third and deciding match of their test series. Not many fans expected the All Blacks will need a victory in this match to secure the series win but the Irish win in the second test has made this the deciding match. The home team lost the last match and much of the blame could be down to the fact that they played most of the match with 14 players after Angus Ta’avao was sent off.

TIP. They will be looking for an immediate response from the team as the defeat was the first time in their history that they lost a home match to Ireland. The most worrying fact for the home team is that they have now lost five of the last seven matches against Ireland. Prior to this they were unbeaten against the Irish in over a century of matches. 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 1.28, Playabets 1.26 and Sunbet 1.28


New Zealand vs Ireland

  • New Zealand lost at home for the first time against Ireland in the last match.
  • Ireland have won four of the last seven matches against the All Blacks

Latest results for both teams

The All Blacks lost 23-12 in their last match against Ireland.


Ireland will be full of confidence coming into this match after they beat the All Blacks for the first time in New Zealand. They will need to continue their aggressive style of play especially in defence as the home team had no answer to this. The visitors will again be led my talismatic captain Johnny Sexton and he proved even at the age of 37 he is still the best flyhalf in the world. Ireland knows that New Zealand will be attacking them from the onset and if they can withstand the initial onslaught then they will be in pole position to win this match. They have won two of their last four away tests but in both those wins the opposition had a player sent off early in the match. I am predicting an All Blacks win by more than 15 points.

  • Probable Starting XVs

New Zealand

15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 David Havili, 11 Sevu Reece, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Scott Barrett, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 George Bower


15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Mack Hansen, 13 Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 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 1.28

Playabets 1.26

Sunbet 1.28

Odds comparison on the All Blacks handicap :

The complete odds on the All Blacks handicap:

Worldsportsbetting (-8.5) 1.91

Sunbet (-8.5) 1.89

Playabets (-8.5) 1.81

Predictions and Odds in details

New Zealand will be desperate to protect their proud home record against Ireland by winning this match. They will also be looking to avoid consecutive home losses for the first time in almost 25 years. The home team will be sweating on the fitness of Sam Whitelock as he was sorely missed in the last test. Ireland will try and make history by winning their first ever series in New Zealand but we are backing the home team to win this match. 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 (-8.5) 1.91, Sunbet (-8.5) 1.89 and Playabets (-8.5) 1.81

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