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Join BetRepublic.com for the best Rugby World Cup bets as we preview the final Quarter Final as New Zealand take on Argentina at Eden Park in Auckland.
08:30 – New Zealand v Argentina:
The final of the four Quarter Final matches sees the hosts, and pre-tournament favourites, take on arguably the weakest side in the final eight for a place in the Semi Finals. Can Argentina do the unthinkable and upset the hosts to reach the final four? Bet365.com do not think so and their odds reflect this train of thought.
New Zealand odds – 1.01
Draw odds – 51.00
Argentina odds – 23.00
New Zealand come into this match as the top scoring team in the tournament so far having notched up 240 points and having scored 36 tries. They are the only team to have scored the full 20 points available on their four group stage matches as they collected the bonus point from each match. Despite the fact that they are missing their talisman Dan Carter, they will be full of confidence for this match in front of their home fans and they know that they have won all ten matches against the Pumas in the last 22 years. Can they live up to this confidence and make the final four in front of their home support?
Argentina come into this match having scraped through Pool B, with their one point victory over Scotland the important result that allowed them to secure passage to the knockout stage. They are good at what they do, which is defending and spoiling, but we cannot see them being able to contain this New Zealand side that has run in so many tries in this tournament. They did come close in their last game five years in Buenos Aires when they were beaten 25-19, but that was in front of their home support and against a weaker New Zealand side.
We see this game going the way of the home side and we see them securing a big win.
Betting Tips Recommendation:
Our money is on New Zealand -27.5 v Argentina @ 1.91 with Bet365.com.