NZ vs Australia
Heading into the final round of the Rugby Championships for the first time all four sides can mathematically win the title although Argentina will need a minor miracle to be crowned champions. The two teams in this match have it all to play for as a New Zealand bonus point win almost guarantee them the title while Australia need to win with a bonus point whilst denying the opposition a losing bonus point. All this is very complicated but the Wallabies will have revenge on their mind as they controversially lost the last match due to referee Mathieu Raynal hotly disputed call to award NZ a scrum because Bernard Foley took too long to take the penalty.
TIP: New Zealand will be without captain Sam Kane who is out with a head injury but do welcome back Ardie Savea into the team. Sam Whitelock will skipper the side while the Aussies have made minimal changes to their team. In the last match the All Blacks looked to be securing an easy win only for the Aussies to storm back in the final quarter. The visitors will be looking for a better start in this match. The bookies have the All Blacks as favourites and I am also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 1.12, Playabets 1.10 and Sunbet 1.11
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
NZ vs Australia
- NZ have won the last four matches between the sides.
- Australia have only won one of the last nine matches against NZ.
- NZ have not lost a test match at Eden park since 1994
Latest results for both teams
NZ beat Australia 39-37 in their last match.
Australia will need to rewrite the history books if they are to beat the All Blacks at Eden Park, a ground they have not lost at since 1994. The home team usually just need to turn up at this venue to win but this will be a big test for them as they need a bonus point win to prevent the Springboks from snatching the title. The will be a few intriguing contests but none more so than Richie Mo’unga up against Bernard Foley. The latter went from hero to zero in the last match and will be looking for redemption. I am predicting an All Blacks win by less than 10 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Dalton Papali’i, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Ethan de Groot
15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Lalakai Foketi, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Pete Samu, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Dave Porecki, 1 James Slipper (c)
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the NZ victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Australia handicap :
The complete odds on the Australia handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+14.5) 1.95
Sunbet (+14.5) 1.89
Playabets (+14.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
There are poor returns on the All Blacks outright win but we suggest the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+14.5) 1.95, Sunbet (+14.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+14.5) 1.81
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