Tri Nations 2020 game 5: Argentina v New Zealand betting tips, prediction & odds
Welcome to our preview of the Argentina v New Zealand Tri Nations rugby match at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Saturday, November 28.
New Zealand is a nation in rugby crisis! It sounds ridiculous but after successive losses against Australia and Argentina, new coach Ian Foster is under immense pressure to secure a win in the All Blacks’ final match of this series.
The All Blacks have not lost three matches in a row for more than 20 years. Any other nation would be thrilled with such a record and accepting of the occasional blip, but the rugby-mad nation will be calling for Foster’s head after just six matches in charge if his team does not win this match in emphatic fashion.
New Zealand were stunned a fortnight ago against Los Pumas in one of the great upsets in sport; a match in which the Argentines were rated as $14 chances against the $1.02 Kiwis.
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The Pumas will also have great motivation this week as the nation mourns football legend Diego Maradona, who died this week of a heart attack at age 60.
Still, there is not element of surprise this time as the Kiwis will be prepared for a brutal defensive display from the Pumas. The All Blacks are suitable chastened and know the beating that awaits in the media if they fail again.
2020 Tri Nations fixture, results
Saturday, October 31: New Zealand 43 (Richie Mo’unga 2, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Dane Coles, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett tries; Richie Mo’unga 5 cons, pen) d Australia 5 (Noah Lolesio try), ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Saturday, November 7: Australia 24 (Tom Wright, Taniela Tupou tries; Reece Hodge con, 4 pens) d New Zealand 22 (Rieko Ioane, Codie Taylor, Tupou Vaa’i tries; Jordie Barrett 2 cons, pen), Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, November 14: Argentina 25 (Nicolas Sanchez try; Nicolas Sanchez con, 6 pens) d New Zealand 15 (Sam Cane, Caleb Clarke tries; Richie Mo’unga con, pen), Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Saturday, November 21: Argentina 15 (Nicolas Sanchez 5 pens) drew with Australia 15 (Reece Hodge 5 pens), McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday, November 28: 7.45pm (AEDT) Argentina v New Zealand, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday, December 5: 7.45pm (AEDT) Australia v Argentina, Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Tri Nations Argentina v NZ teams
Argentina: Emiliano Boffelli, Ramiro Moyano, Juan Cruz Mallia, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Santiago Cordero, Nicolas Sanchez, Felipe Ezcurra; Facundo Isa, Marcos Kremer, Pablo Matera, Lucas Paulos, Guido Petti, Santiago Medrano, Julian Montoya, Mayco Vivas.
Reserves: Santiago Socino, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Lucio Sordoni, Matias Alemanno, Santiago Grondona, Gonzalo Bertranou, Santiago Carreras, Lucas Mensa.
New Zealand: Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue, Caleb Clarke, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (c), Akira Ioane, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Nepo Laulala, Dane Coles, Joe Moody.
Reserves: Codie Taylor, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Tyrel Lomax, Patrick Tuipulotu, Hoskins Sotutu, TJ Perenara, Rieko Ioane, Will Jordan.
Read on for our free Argentina v New Zealand tips ahead of their clash in Newcastle on Saturday, November 28.
All Blacks v Pumas odds
|Start:||7.45pm (AEDT), November 28|
|Venue:||McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle|
|Head-to-head odds:||Argentina ($7) v New Zealand ($1.10)|
|Line betting:||Argentina +16.5 ($1.95) v New Zealand -16.5 ($1.85)|
Pumas v All Blacks
Our rugby union betting expert has scoured the odds and found several value tips for Saturday’s Tri Nations game.
Argentina/NZ half-time/full-time double
We can see Los Pumas making a bright start but then running out of petrol ticketss as the match wears on. They have played superbly in their win against NZ and draw with the Wallabies. Argentina’s displays have been no fluke and we expect them to again be highly competitive.
Caleb Clarke to score 2 or more tries
While the All Blacks would not be happy with recent events, the emergence of Clarke on the wing has been a highlight. He will prove a handful again and Pumas did show signs of vulnerability against the Wallabies.
Pumas v All Blacks prediction 28/11/2020
This now unexpectedly looms as a must-watch match given the way the Pumas have won fans worldwide with their inspirational displays. They have overcome many issues to produce world-class rugby and we hope they can do it for their last two games as well. It’s getting more difficult though as attrition takes a toll. Our final Argentina v NZ prediction: All Blacks by 10 points.
Argentina v New Zealand lowdown
New Zealand: Free-to-air: Delayed coverage on Prime; subscription TV: Sky Sport 1. Australia: Free-to-air: Channel 10; subscription TV: Foxtel; streaming/IPTV: Kayo.
All of the top online betting sites will offer markets on rugby.
The game starts at 7.45pm local time on November 28, 2020.
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