New Zealand vs Australia Rugby Betting Tip NZ -22.5 Handicap – 7th August 2021

New Zealand to draw first blood in the Bledisloe Cup

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New Zealand New Zealand vs Australia Australia
7th August 0805hrs
Rugby – Bledisloe Cup – NZ
Pick New Zealand -22.5 handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021

It is Bledisloe Cup rugby betting that we have to enjoy on the weekend as New Zealand and Australia meet.

The following weekend the 2021 Rugby Championship will start and these two giants will meet once again.

This is action from Eden Park. So it’s home advantage for New Zealand as they look to avenge a loss to the Wallabies in their last meeting.

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New Zealand Preview – All Blacks favourites to land the win

For rugby betting, it is the All Blacks who are the clear odds-on favourites to land the win in the Bledisloe Cup match.

This is hosted at Eden Park, Auckland where the Kiwis are so tough to beat.

New Zealand are W25 L4 in previous Bledisloe Cup matches at this particular venue.

The last time that New Zealand lost to the Wallabies at Eden Park was in 1986.

That’s a phenomenal record and it’s rare, very rare that New Zealand lose here.

No visitor to Eden Park has taken a win against the All Blacks in their spiritual home, since France triumphed by three points there in 1994.

New Zealand are such favourites for this match, that a -22.5 handicap for rugby betting on them is a quote of 10/11* (odds recorded 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021).

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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* (odds recorded 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021)


This is the first meeting between the two southern hemisphere giants at Eden Park since August 2019, when New Zealand won 36-0.

Since 1921 in 87 Tests at the venue that New Zealand have played, they have suffered just 10 defeats.

New Zealand lifted the Rugby Championship crown last season. They did so with a W2 L2 record.

South Africa didn’t take part in the contest.

It was a defeat against Australia in Brisbane and then a shock loss against Argentina in Sydney that the Kiwis suffered in that campaign.

The Stadium is going to be packed on Saturday.

This is just one of the greatest rugby union fixtures there is.

The Second Half to be the highest-scoring half for Rugby betting is at 4/5* (odds recorded 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021).


Australia Preview – Tough task ahead for the Wallabies

Australia not only have to deal with this Bledisloe Cup test at Eden Park. They will also be back there the following weekend to start the Rugby Championship.

The two meetings in the Rugby Championship are part of the Bledisloe Cup as well.

In the match outright, the win for Australia is a quote of 8/1 in rugby betting* (odds recorded 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021).

The last time that the Wallabies won at any venue in New Zealand against the All Blacks was back in 2001.

Their record in the country since that success is D1 L23.

Since their 2020 Rugby Championship campaign, Australia have played two test matches.

Those were mid-year international fixtures against France on home turf.

Australian played out a W1 L1 record from those two matches. They were both very close fixtures on the scoreboard.

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Australia have a W3 D3 L6 record in their last dozen International Test fixtures.

So everything about this challenge on the weekend looks as if it is going to be tough for them.

An Australia +22.5 is at a quote of 10/11 for rugby betting* (odds recorded 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021).

It is not all doom and gloom in the stats for Australia.

They have posted a W3 D1 L6 record in their last ten against New Zealand.

That’s at all venues in all competitions. But again, winning at Eden Park takes something very, very special.


New Zealand vs Australia Betting Advice

The All Blacks have an 87% win rate at Eden Park which is just personal and they aren’t likely to get toppled here.

They weren’t at their best in last year’s Rugby Championship, but that was not enough to deter them from an expected home win.

The New Zealand -22.5 handicap has to come into play at 10/11* (odds recorded 20:03 GMT on August 5th, 2021).


Key Facts – New Zealand vs Australia Betting Tip

  • New Zealand are undefeated at home since 2001 against Australia
  • New Zealand are undefeated at Eden Park since 1994 (W42 D2)
  • Australia last won at Eden Park in 1986


Australia are likely to have it tough in this one. Their preparations have been testing, with those two matches played against France last month.

So the Wallabies had a good workout in both of those.

But they were giving up chances in defence in those two Tests and defensive frailties are the last thing needed in Auckland.


The best betting odds for New Zealand vs Australia

New Zealand to win: 1/20 at Bet365
Draw: 40/1 at Bet365
Australia to win: 8/1 at Bet365