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New Zealand vs Australia Betting Tips, Preview & Odds – All Blacks to win Bledisloe Cup opener

  • New Zealand host Australia in the Bledisloe Cup at the Sky Stadium on Sunday
  • All Blacks have won 47 of their 66 matches against Australia since 1992
  • Australia have not won in New Zealand since 2001, a run of 22 matches
  • Australia have slipped down to 7th in the world rankings
  • Dave Rennie takes charge of his first match for Australia
All Blacks vs Australia
New Zealand haven't lost against Australia since 2001 in New Zealand (Getty Images)

New Zealand and Australia get the 2020 Bledisloe Cup underway at the Sky Stadium in Wellington on Sunday. The All Blacks are likely to continue their dominance over the Wallabies with a comfortable win to start a four-match series.

New Zealand Form & Team News

New Zealand lost their long-held world No. 1 ranking last year after South Africa won the World Cup and will be keen to regain that spot.

Due to the pandemic New Zealand have yet to play since beating Wales 40-27 in the Rugby World Cup 3rd/4th place playoff in Japan on 19 November 2019. The All Blacks were knocked out by England 19-7 at the semi-final stage.

Prior to losing to England, New Zealand had won their group convincingly and beat Ireland 46-14 in the quarter-final.

New Zealand have most of the familiar names back but there are a few debutants that could appear off the bench. Damian McKenzie should start at full-back after missing the Rugby World Cup through injury.

Australia Form & Team News

Australia finished second in their group at the 2019 Rugby World Cup after losing 29-25 to Wales. While their other games ended in convincing victories they were no match for England in the quarter-finals.

England went on to win 40-16 which sparked the end of coach Michael Cheika’s tenure. New Zealander Dave Rennie has taken over the reins and will hope to turn around the Wallabies fortunes around. 

Australia have a huge 48-man squad with a number of players set to make their debut at some point over the next two weeks. Matt To’omua should retain his place at flyhalf but Noah Lolesio will be breathing down his neck, while Michael Hooper is the only certain starter at flank.

New Zealand vs Australia Head to Head

New Zealand have dominated Australia 47-17 over their last 66 matches along with two draws. Their last match took place on 17 August 2019 where New Zealand thrashed the Wallabies 36-0 at Eden Park.

New Zealand vs Australia Odds

New Zealand short priced favourites at $1.10 with Australia clear outsiders at $7.50. The handicap for the match is set at 17 points.

New Zealand vs Australia Match Up

New Zealand and Australia were the first countries to return to rugby since the pandemic struck so both should be relatively ready for international rugby. The All Blacks are expected to come away with a comfortable victory especially with Australia hitting the reset button and selecting many newcomers.

New Zealand vs Australia Stats

  • New Zealand have covered the -17 handicap in 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • New Zealand are ranked 2nd in the world.
  • New Zealand have covered the -17 handicap in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Australia.
  • New Zealand have won their last 22 home matches against Australia.
  • Australia lost their last match 40-16 against England.
  • Australia are ranked 7th in the world.

New Zealand vs Australia FAQ

When is New Zealand vs Australia being played?

New Zealand vs Australia is being played at 13:30 AEST on Sunday 11 October 2020.

Where is New Zealand vs Australia being played?

New Zealand vs Australia is being played at Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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