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New Zealand vs Australia - Kiwis to beat the Aussies in Saturday's Bledisloe battle

After a shock loss to the Australians in Perth New Zealand will be looking to stamp their authority at Eden Park.
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The All Blacks are set to bounce back sharply at Eden Park

New Zealand vs Australia Bledisloe Cup Preview, Predictions & Best Bets

The second and final game of the Bledisloe Cup kicks off on Saturday in Auckland as the All Blacks look to bounce back after a shock loss to the Wallabies in Perth.

The home side were humbled by the Aussies, who for the first time in almost ten years man-handled the visitors and defeated them with an arrogance seldom seen.

The loss pricked the Kiwi pride however, and we think they'll easily account for the Wallabies on home soil.

New Zealand Form & Team News

There's no two ways about it, the Kiwis need to bounce back sharply from their poor showing last Saturday night in Perth.

While the mitigating factor of Scott Barrett's send-off does alleviate the pressure somewhat, the fact that the Kiwis missed 37 tackles throughout the game is a testament to their poor performance overall.

Despite the disappointing showing the All Blacks will not see many changes at selection, but an uptick in determination and more importantly discipline is expected from the home side at Eden Park.

Australia Form & Team News

The Aussies will most likely not flirt with the form that secured them a 46-27 drubbing of the old enemy in Perth.

The match was a rare showing for the Wallabies, who the Australian public has been used to seeing get bullied by their Trans-Tasman rivals time and time again over the last decade.

The battle now will be doing it at Eden Park.

The Australians have not beaten New Zealand in Auckland since 1986. While the confidence of a win will ensure they come out firing the All Blacks know they have history on their side going into Saturday.

New Zealand vs Australia Match Up

The battle of the heavyweights Sonny Bill Williams and Samu Kerevi was put on the agenda by SBW heading into this test.

Kerevi was unstoppable against the All Blacks in Perth, running for 88 metres, making three clean breaks and beating five defenders. 

However it was Williams himself that mooted he is the man to stop him.

The outcome of this battle within the war should go a long way to deciding who takes home the Bledisloe Cup.

New Zealand vs Australia Key Statistics

  • Australia has not beaten New Zealand at Eden Park since 1986
  • Australia has not held the Bledisloe Cup for 17 years
  • New Zealand has not lost back-to-back test matches since 2011

Verdict

We were one of the true believers in the Wallabies last week but we can't keep the same enthusiasm heading into Eden Park.

A number of the players within the Australian system weren't even born the last time the Wallabies won in Auckland, highlighting the massive task ahead of the visitors.

Unfortunately for the Australians the fairy-tale won't come to fruition. 

New Zealand to win on Saturday night is one of the safest bets of the weekend.
Best Bet: New Zealand To Win @ 1.17 at bet365 - 10 Units
Handicap Bet: New Zealand -13.5 @ 1.90 at Beteasy - 10 Units

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