International Rugby League: New Zealand vs Australia Test Match Betting Tips

October 10th 2018, 11:07pm, By: matta91

Australia and New Zealand re-ignite their rivalry this Saturday with a one-off test match to be played at Mt Smart Stadium. Kick off begins at 4:45pm and Australia are the clear favourites in the betting odds at the moment. The Aussies will look to continue their dominance of the Kiwis as theyve won the 5 last meetings.

Its a whole new era for the Australian representative team as the likes of Slater, Smith, Cronk and Thurston have retired. But it will provide the younger generation with opportunities to impress. Starting at the back, James Tedesco has been rewarded for an outstanding season and will lineup in the #1. Latrell Mitchell is fast becoming the best centre in the game after a huge 2018. He was instrumental in the Blues Origin series victory and the Roosters Grand Final result. Tom Trbojevic will lineup as the other centre and forms a speedy combination with Valentine Holmes. In the halves, Luke Keary gets his chance to impress after Cameron Munster withdrew for personal reasons. Keary won the Clive Churchill Medal and was awesome to watch during the Roosters run to the Grand Final. Daly Cherry-Evans is the halfback and will be looking to solidify his spot in this team. The forwards are strong as usual with Klemmer and Cordner leading the way. Jordan McLean had an injury interrupted season but should be fresh for this game. Damien Cook will be important at hooker as hell look to dominate the middle of the park as usual. The bench is looking strong as well with the versatile Ben Hunt, Woods for backup and the two workhorses - Jake Trbojevic and Tyson Frizell. 

New Zealand will be looking to build form before they head off to England for an important series. After their 36-18 loss in Denver against England last year, theyve made a host of changes to the team. The likes of Shaun Johnson, Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor all return. I love the work of Brandon Smith for the Storm and hell debut at #9. At just 23 years old, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will take on the captaincy role in place of the injured Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Losing RTS will be a tough blow for the Warriors after his outstanding 2018 season saw him earn the Dally M Medal. The key to this game for the Kiwis will be in the halves. Shaun Johnson and Kodi Nikorima will need to lead this team well if theyre looking to overturn a bad record against Australia. 

The betting has Australia as the warm favourite and its hard to argue with that. In this 5 game winning streak against NZ, theyve outscored them by a massive margin of 120-34. Since 2010, they have met in New Zealand on 3 occasions and Australia lead again, 2-1 in the head to head. In the full history between the two sides, Australia has the wood over NZ with 100 wins from 135 games played. In terms of this matchup, New Zealand are missing a few important players that should comeback to hurt them. Australias outside backs are looking really dangerous on paper. Mitchell, Tedesco and Holmes are all coming off superb NRL seasons. They were also some of the best players in State of Origin. Not to mention, Damien Cooks outstanding year in the NRL and Origin. So I do see Australia winning by 8 or more points at the line. Theyve covered the line in 4 of the last 5 games against the Kiwis and easily won 30-12 in the last game (2017, Canberra).

 

TIPS

NFL 2018-19: Week 16 Preview & Betting Tips

The penultimate round of the 2018-19 NFL season gets underway Sunday! Catch our preview and tips for the key games of the weekend here.. read more

Caulfield Racing Tips for Wednesday, December 19th

Racing returns to Caulfield for Wednesday's midweek meeting and we've picked out four races on the card to bet into. Check out our selections here! read more

2018-19 NBA Betting Tips: Tuesday 18th December

The NBA on Tuesday is always busy and this week is no different with a heap of games set to play out. We give previews and betting tips for the value games here read more

2018-19 Big Bash League (BBL08): Round 1 Preview & Betting Tips

The 2018-19 Big Bash League gets underway this Wednesday, the 19th of December! We take a look at the Round 1 action and give our betting tips here! read more

ARTICLES

Streaming Live Sports on Australian Betting Sites

Here's a run down of which Australian sports betting sites offer live streaming action of your favourite sports! read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites insures safe and successful online betting for punters as well as offering the best betting options in Australia. read more


How Does Spread Betting Work?

Spread betting has finally made it's way to Australia through new betting agency Pointsbet, we give you a quick guide to spread betting here. read more


How to Bet on eSports in Australia

With the phenomenon of eSports finally starting to take off in Australia, we thought we'd give you a quick 'how to' guide on betting on eSports in Australia! read more


BLOGS

BBL08 Team Preview: Perth Scorchers

Can the Perth Scorchers win a record 4th Big Bash League title in 2018-19? See our full team preview for the Scorchers in BBL08 here read more


BBL08 Team Preview: Adelaide Strikers

The Adelaide Strikers will be aiming for a successful title defence in BBL08. Can they complete the back to back or will Travis Head's international duty be a hinderance? read more


BBL08 Team Preview: Melbourne Renegades

Our 2018-19 Big Bash League team previews continue today as we take a look at last season's semi finalists the Melbourne Renegades. Can the Renegades make the finals for just the third time in BBL08? read more


BBL08 Team Preview: Hobart Hurricanes

The Hobart Hurricanes surprised many last season as they reached the final, and they'll be looking to go one better in BBL08. They have a dynamic squad of talented players but they'll need to keep them on the park to contend. Here's our Hurricanes team preview for BBL08. read more