New Zealand v Ireland: Preview & Betting Tips for Rugby World Cup quarter final

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(COMBO) This combination photo created on October 16, 2019 shows Australia’s centre Samu Kerevi (L) during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Australia and Wales in Tokyo on September 29, 2019 (L) and England’s centre Owen Farrell during the Pool C match between England and Tonga in Sapporo on September 22, 2019. – England will play against Australia in their Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match on October 19. (Photo by Toshifumi KITAMURA and William WEST / AFP) (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA,WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

New Zealand v Ireland Preview & Best Bets

Match New Zealand v Ireland (RWC 2019 Quarter-final)
Date & Kick-Off  Saturday, Oct 19th @ 19:15 (local time)
Where Chōfu, Tokyo
Best Bet  Handicap – Ireland +12pts at 1/1 with Betfair Sportsbook

The All Blacks go into this quarter final match with Ireland as red hot 1/5 (1.20) favourites to beat Ireland in Chōfu, Tokyo on Saturday evening. The Kiwis won the World Cup in 2015 and 2011.

Ireland beat Scotland 27-3 in their opening game of Pool A and that proved crucial to their qualification after losing 19-12 to hosts Japan.

Key Battle to Look Out for: New Zealand (Beauden Barrett) v Ireland (Johnny Sexton)

Shifted to full-back to accommodate Richie Mo’unga at No. 10, Beauden Barrett remains integral to the All Blacks’ hopes in both attack and defence. If Ireland are to end the reign of the two-time defending champions, it’s going to require something special from Johnny Sexton alongside his half-back partner, Conor Murray.

 

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New Zealand v Ireland Betting Odds & Tip

New Zealand are unsurprisingly favourites to win at 4/9 (1.22) with William Hill, Ireland are 9/2 (5.50) with Betway and the draw is 35/1 (36.0) with Betfair.

Betting Tip: The All Blacks are the best team around but we think Ireland can make this interesting. Our tip is for Ireland to keep it close and back them on the Handicap with +12pts at 1/1 (2.00) at Betfair Sportsbook.

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