Tri Nations 2020: New Zealand v Argentina betting tips, prediction & odds
Welcome to our preview of the New Zealand v Argentina Tri Nations rugby match at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on Saturday, November 14.
This is effectively the third match of the Tri Nations, so named after world champions South Africa withdrew from the tournament. Even though New Zealand and Australia played four Bledisloe Cup matches, only the latter two (a win each to the All Blacks and Wallabies) count towards this title.
The Pumas must play New Zealand and Australia twice each over the next four Saturdays to complete the tournament.
This first-up assignment looks a near impossibility as far as winning goes for Argentina, who have never beaten the All Blacks in 29 Test matches.
The Pumas have not played a Test since the 2019 World Cup though their last match against the Kiwis resulted in only a 20-16 loss in Buenos Aires. The bad news is Argentina will be rusty and the All Blacks are battle-hardened and rusty after their loss to the Wallabies last Saturday night.
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The Kiwis rested several stars last week but coach Ian Foster has sent out arguably his best line-up for this match, which will be played in warm conditions in Sydney.
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: 5.10pm (AEDT) New Zealand v Argentina, Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Saturday, November 21: 7.45pm (AEDT) Argentina v Australia, 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 NZ v Arg teams
New Zealand: 1 Joe Moody, 2 Dane Coles, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 6 Shannon Frizell, 7 Sam Cane (c), 8 Ardie Savea, 9 Aaron Smith, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 11 Caleb Clarke, 12 Jack Goodhue, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 14 Jordie Barrett, 15 Beauden Barrett. Subs: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Rieko Ioane, 23 Damian McKenzie.
Argentina: 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Julian Montoya, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 4 Guido Petti, 5 Matis Alemanno, 6 Pablo Matera (c), 7 Marcos Kremer, 8 Rodrigo Bruni; 9 Tomas Cubelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 12 Santiago Chocobares, 13 Matías Orlando, 14 Bautista Delguy, 15 Santiago Carreras. Subs: 16 Facundo Bosch, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Santiago Grondona, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Lucio Cinti, 23 Santiago Cordero.
Read on for our free New Zealand v Argentina tips ahead of their clash in Sydney on Saturday, November 14.
All Blacks v Pumas odds
|Start:||5.10pm (AEDT), November 14|
|Venue:||Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta|
|Head-to-head odds:||New Zealand ($1.02) v Argentina ($13.75)|
|Line betting:||New Zealand -25.5 ($1.88) v Argentina +25.5 ($1.92)|
All Blacks v Pumas
Our rugby union betting expert has scoured the odds and found several value tips for Saturday’s Tri Nations game.
New Zealand -25.5 points/match total under 55.5 points
We expect the notoriously tough Pumas pack to stand firm for the first half before the Kiwis race away with things in the second half as their greater match fitness and continuity starts to tell. The All Blacks can score so quickly when on song
Caleb Clarke first try-scorer
The boom winger looks a star in the making with his huge frame , power and evasive skills. He has not scored as yet for the All Blacks but no surprise to see him score early in this one.
All Blacks v Pumas prediction 14/11/2020
For the sake of the neutral fan, we hope this match is close but expect that it won’t be. Perhaps if the All Blacks had just won last week’s match against the Wallabies as expected they might be prepared to take it easy. That is no longer the case and they will be focused from start to finish. Our final Australia v New Zealand prediction: All Blacks by 30 points.
All Blacks v Argentina 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 5.10pm local time (7.10pm NZ time) on November 14, 2020.
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