Australia Should Have Too Much For Kiwis

With England losing to New Zealand last weekend, it's a fair bet that this will be the first of two meetings between these teams in this year's Four Nations.

Saturday 5th November - 8.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Australia v New Zealand    
Tips Australia total points over 16.5     Best Bet @ 1 / 3  
Anytime scorer: Shaun Johnson  @ 13 / 5  
Australia to score over 10.5 points in the first half  @ 5 / 6  
Handicap - Australia -8 @ 10 / 11  

Australia eased past Scotland 54-12 last Friday at Hull but they left out many of their superstars including Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis while Cameron Smith was brought off at half-time.

New Zealand had a tougher time getting past England 17-16 in Huddersfield with a Shaun Johnson drop goal proving decisive.

It's only a few weeks since Australia powered home against New Zealand 26-6 in a test in Perth and not much has changed in that time to suggest the outcome will be dramatically different.

Admittedly the Kiwis looked much sharper against England than they did against the Kangaroos but they don't have much sting in defence. Going forward with Johnson the fulcrum, the Kiwis can score from anywhere but they don't look like standing up to the Aussie forwards.

Australia are without injured winger Josh Mansour after he suffered an injury in training but they have enough quality to cover his absence.

In the handicap market, New Zealand are +8 at 10/11 with SkyBet. In the total points betting, under 37.5 is 10/11 with Bet365 and looks promising.

Elsehwere Shaun Johnson as anytime tryscorer looks good at 13/5 with PaddyPower.

Australia total points over 16.5 at 1/3 with Paddy Power appeals as does New Zealand to score over 6.5 points in the first half. Also worth a look is Australia to score more than 10.5 points in the first half at 5/6.

Australia v New Zealand Match Betting Odds

Australia are tipped to win at 4/11 with SkyBet with New Zealand 11/4 with Betway. A draw is best priced 25/1 with Betfred.

Posted: Thursday, 3rd November 2016
Author: Mark Taylor

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