New Zealand v Canada betting tips, odds, predictions – RWC 2019 Match 20
Welcome to our betting preview of match 20 of the Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Canada at Oita Stadium on Wednesday, October 2.
If there has been a longer-priced team in a head-to-head match-up than Canada here, we have not seen it. Some sportsbooks rate the Canadians at $151 to win this match. While we agree they won’t trouble the All Blacks, that price seems a little excessive, as does the start of around 65.5 points.
Do not forget the weather is likely to be poor with the fallout from Typhoon Mitag set to play a role.
The Barrett brothers – Beauden, Jordie and Scott – have been named to become the first trio of brothers to start a World Cup match for the All Blacks.
Beauden Barrett has been named as fullback in a surprising decision by coach Steve Hansen, but no matter what line-up they send out, the Kiwis will be far too strong. No knock against Canada but there seems only 2-3 other teams capable of getting anywhere near New Zealand on recent form.
Check out our team previews to get the latest form, our tips for leading try-scorer from each team and where we think they will finish in the tournament.
Here are our free picks, odds and predictions for New Zealand v Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Match 20: Pool B – New Zealand v Canada
Kick-off: 7.15pm local time (GMT +9)
Venue: Oita Stadium
Previous World Cup 2019 matches:
New Zealand 23 (Scott Barrett, George Bridge tries; Richie Mo’unga 2 cons, Mo’unga 2, Beauden Barrett pens) d South Africa 13 (Pieter-Steph du Toit try; Handre Pollard con, pen, drop goal). Referee: Jerome Garces.
Italy 48 (Penalty try; Mattia Bellini, Dean Budd, Matteo Minozzi, Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Federico Zani tries; Tommaso Allan 3, Carlo Canna cons, Allan pen) d Canada 7 (Andrew Coe try; Peter Nelson con). Referee: Nigel Owens.
Head to head odds: New Zealand n/a, Canada $151
Handicap line odds: New Zealand (-65.5 points) $1.91, Canada (+65.5 points) $1.91
New Zealand v Canada prediction: You need a fair amound of intestinal fortitude to gamble on teams giving away around 10 tries start, but if you are going to take it up, the All Blacks are the right team. However, we are concerned about what the weather will be like. If it’s wet and windy that might limit the scoring, although the Kiwis are well used to that sort of weather at home!
Best bets for New Zealand v Canada RWC2019 match
Canada +65.5 points at $1.91
We just can’t bring ourselves to do it and go for the All Blacks to cover the line. Canada will be hell-bent on improving their defensive showing after being picked apart by Italy. The floodgates will open at some stage but we are betting they can at least keep it respectable. They won’t want to be seen as the worst team at this World Cup.
George Bridge to be top NZ tournament try-scorer
You can get on Bridge to top the Kiwi count at around $4. He scored against the Springboks so has a head start on his outside-back rivals in Rieko Ioane and Sevu Reece.
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