Odds: Wales 15/2, Draw 40/1, New Zealand 7/100
Kick Off: 1715, 25/11/2017
Stadium: Principality Stadium
TV: BBC Two
Wales could do with a boost after two disappointing results in the autumn internationals and we’re backing them to emerge with more credit from Saturday’s clash with New Zealand.
The All Blacks faded late on against France and were given a real scare by Scotland, so their aura of invincibility has been diminished on this tour.
That makes 91/100 for the Dragons with a healthy start of 18 points a handicap snip for our Wales vs New Zealand betting tips.
A Look At Wales’ Betting Odds
Wales looked a little undercooked early on when going down 29-21 to Australia, conceding three first-half tries, but Warren Gatland will have been encouraged by his team’s attacking intent as that match progressed.
Sadly, they were then dragged down to Georgia’s level in a pretty drab 13-6 success, but we’re hoping New Zealand bring out the best in Wales again.
The Dragons have not beaten the All Blacks since 1953 and ending that barren run is unlikely.
However, four members of Saturday’s squad – Rhys Webb, Ken Owens, Alun Wyn Jones and Taulupe Faletau – were part of the Lions set-up that toppled the All Blacks in Wellington earlier this year.
That should generate a belief that this is not mission impossible and 9/5 for the hosts to score the first points is fair value from the Wales vs New Zealand odds.
A Look At New Zealand’s Betting Odds
New Zealand are missing a number of players on this tour and will field just five starting XV survivors from their third-Test line-up against the Lions in Auckland four months ago.
Although still capable of tearing teams apart with their eye-catching brand of running rugby, standards have slipped with regards some of the fundamentals.
Scotland shaded territory and possession in Edinburgh last week and took care not to give the ball away easily, a template which Wales would do well to replicate.
The All Blacks invariably find a way to prevail, but we’re hoping this will be another hard-fought contest and 19/10 for the winning margin to be 1-12 points is added to our Wales vs New Zealand betting predictions.
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