New Zealand v Italy Tips & Predictions
12th July 2019 – 05:45
Match Preview & Team News
New Zealand will be looking to confirm the top spot in Pool B on Saturday when they take on Italy in Toyota City. The All Blacks clinched the most important victory at the very beginning of the competition when they outplayed South Africa. The defending champions then run riot in following two affairs as they stormed past Canada and Namibia conceding no more than 9 points in total.
The All Blacks showed power in the last 50 minutes of the affair against the Namibians six days ago. The African outfit offered strong resistance in the opening half an hour as they held the likes of New Zealand to a 10-9 scoreline. Nevertheless, the back-to-back champions marched on to win the last 50 minutes of the clash by a whopping 61-point margin. They bagged 134 points in the last two games and will hope to maintain such an amazing spell of attacking form on Saturday against Azzurri.
Italy secured a place in the next World Cup thanks to a pair of impressive wins over Namibia and Canada. However, they ran into inspired South Africans in the third round scoring no more than 3 points in a demolishing 49-3 loss. We can hardly imagine a different scenario when they take on an even tougher opposition this weekend.
The Italians scored only three points in their previous clash against the All Blacks as well. It happened in November last year when New Zealand cruised their way to a 66-3 victory.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The difference between the two sides is enormous and the All Blacks should easily finish the pool phase with a comprehensive victory. The main pick is New Zealand to win by at least 42 points difference at the odds of 10/11.
Half Time Market Prediction
The alternative pick is New Zealand to win the first half with a margin higher than 21 points at the odds of 9/10.
New Zealand v Italy predictions:
New Zealand to win in -41.5 points Asian Handicap 10/11 – Click Here for a Free Bet
New Zealand to win the first half in -21.5 points Asian Handicap 9/10 – Click Here for a Free Bet
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