New Zealand vs South Africa
The All Blacks and the Springboks meet in their final warm up match at a sold-out Twickenham Stadium. These teams have won six of the nine previous World Cups and they are again among the favourites to lift the title for a record fourth time. The All Blacks have won the last two matches against the Boks, so no doubt the men in green and gold will want to get one over the arch enemy. Both teams will be going all out as there is no such as a warm up game between these teams. South Africa will be keen to continue from where they left off in the last match when they thrashed Wales 52-16.
TIP: The Springboks have made wholesale changes to the team that thrashed Wales with Captain Siya Kolisi one of the players that retained their places. There is a new centre combination of Andre Esterhuizen and Canan Moodie which promises to be very entertaining on attack. The All Blacks are missing Shannon Frizell and Brodie Retallick for this match but still have a world class squad with David Havili making a return after a long injury layoff. The bookies have New Zealand as favourites but I’m tipping South Africa for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 3.00, Gbets 3.05 and Hollywoodbets 3.00
New Zealand vs South Africa
- The last four matches between the sides are all square with two wins apiece.
- The All Blacks have won the last two matches between the sides.
Latest results for both teams
The All Blacks beat Australia 23-20 in their last match while the Springboks beat Wales 52-16 in their last match.
The Boks will be keen for their players to find form ahead of their title defence but more importantly they will want to avoid any injuries. They have retained the same front row that decimated the Welsh scrum although this will be a much more difficult task against a strong All Blacks front row. New Zealand will be targeting the new midfield combo of the Springboks especially as 20-year-old Moodie is playing his first match at outside centre. The match will again be decided in the forwards and this is an area that we feel the Boks have the upper hand therefore we predict a South African win by 6 points.
Probable Starting XVs
15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Mark Telea, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Luke Jacobsen, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Ethan de Groot.
15 Damian Willemse, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Canan Moodie, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the South Africa victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the South African handicap:
The complete odds on the Southlands handicap:
Betway 1.90 (+5.5)
Gbets 1.87 (+5.5)
Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+5.5)
Predictions and Odds in details
There are great returns on the Springboks upset win but if you looking for a safety bet then I suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+5.5), Gbets 1.87 (+5.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+5.5)
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