France v New Zealand Rugby Betting Odds & Preview – 11th November 2017

NZ to extend winning streak over French

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The all-powerful All Blacks make a trip to Paris on the weekend for the Autumn Internationals. Once again New Zealand were dominant in the Rugby Championship this year, winning all six matches played and looking pretty much unstoppable. The tourists are trading as heavy 1/16 odds on favourites to win this match which just sums up how powerful they are. There has been a lot of history between the two nations as this will be the fifty-eighth game between the Kiwis and the French. New Zealand are 44-12 up in that head to head to head with only the one drawn match. This is the third year running that have met up though.

New Zealand destroyed the French in the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter finals in October 2015 and edged them out by five points in a test last Autumn at the Stade de France. It is a ten match winning streak that the Kiwis are on against the French at the moment. The Kiwis have played eleven test matches during the 2017 calendar year and from that, they have gone W8 D1 L2 so while that is still brilliant, there have been a couple of slips. The draw and one of the losses came against the British & Irish Lions, while they lost their last match against Australia in the Bledisloe Cup in Brisbane just back on October 21st.

The Kiwis still won the Bledisloe Cup after winning two of the three games in the series. That defeat in Brisbane against the Wallabies snapped a six match winning streak that they put together in the Rugby Championship. Five of their last seven wins have seen them win by at least a fifteen point margin. A New Zealand -18 Handicap at William Hill is a price of even money. However only two of their last four wins over the French have been by more than twenty points, so it may be worth backing the French to cover the +18 handicap instead.

France went to South Africa in the summer and lost all three tests against the Springboks which suggest that they are going to struggle to find a way to win in this one. France have posted a W3 L5 record in their eight test matches this calendar year, winning three of three of their Six Nations games before that triple loss against the Proteas. They lost each of those tests against South Africa by at least 22 points, but they can be backed to keep the margin of defeat down back at the Stade de France.

France have won their last two matches on home soil and have gone W7 L3 in their last ten and the defeats in that sequence on home soil were against England, Australia and New Zealand so that paints a clear picture that Les Bleus are struggling to keep pace with the best sides in the world. This is a big chance for the French to shine on home soil against the All Black but they are huge 8/1 underdogs at William Hill to pull it out of the bag. Even the fact that the All Blacks lost their last test may work against the French because it’s rare that New Zealand loses back to back games. New Zealand to win.

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