We have expert betting predictions for the third Bledisloe Cup test between Australia and New Zealand on Saturday night.
The current score is 1-0 to the All Blacks, after the first test was a draw and the second ended in familiar fashion for the Wallabies.
The Bledisloe Cup is still on the line and Australia can force a Game 4 decider if they’re successful.
We have our best Bledisloe Cup Game 3 tips, which includes a full game preview and match prediction.
Bledisloe Cup Game 3 Tips
New Zealand vs. Australia Bledisloe Cup Game 3 Preview
The upcoming test at ANZ Stadium will show rugby fans if Australia has bridged the gap to the All Blacks.
We saw what the Wallabies can do in wet and wild conditions in Wellington. They came away with a draw, and they were unlucky not to get the victory.
However, they continued their poor record at Eden Park in Game 2, which resulted in a comfortable victory for the home side.
Showing dominance at home is important for the Wallabies, who are in a rebuilding phase. Dave Rennie is the man for the job, and he has already shown much more maturity than former coach Michael Cheika.
Rennie is a coach who can nurture the younger stars for the Wallabies, but they will need to more clinical to pull off the upset.
Australia couldn’t complete their passes in Auckland and their back line was particularly poor. The passes will need to stick on Saturday, but they’re dangerous if they do.
The All Blacks got back to their best at Eden Park and a rampaging Caleb Clarke was a sight to see. He looked like a new generation Lonah Lomu, and the mere prospect of that is mouthwatering.
Clarke is joined by Ngani Loumape in the back line, who has forced his way back into the team after a stunning Super Rugby campaign.
Throw in the likes of the Barrett brothers, Rieko Ioane and Jack Goodhue, the All Blacks back line is to be feared.
Australia could win this test by frustrating the All Blacks early in the game. New Zealand aren’t the best chasers, so if Australia can cross for an early try, it could set up for a thrilling contest.
However, the All Blacks are the better team, both on paper and on the field. They have an excellent mix of experience and youthful talent, which should put fear into their opposition.
One strength of the Wallabies is their break down play, which revolves around Michael Hooper. The quality forward is a nuisance around the break down and he could score vital turnovers in the right parts of the field.
For the Kiwis, the combination of captain Sam Cane and Scott Barrett could also present problems at the breakdown. It should be an even contest in the forwards, so we can’t give an advantage for either team in that respect.
Australia vs. New Zealand Bledisloe Cup Game 3 Betting Tips
Bookmakers opened the All Blacks as $1.32 favourites and they were quickly backed into $1.24. However, over the last few days, we have seen that price drift out a touch to $1.26.
There is still supreme confidence in the market for the All Blacks, who are the –10.5 favourites. That line should see an even amount of action, but which side should you be on?
Australia has a good recent record against the All Blacks on home soil. They have won the last two home games, with a 23-18 win in 2017 and a 47-26 win last year.
New Zealand has lost three of their last five games away from home, which is a concern. They lost to Ireland, Australia and England, with the latter coming in the 2019 World Cup.
Covering the –10.5 could be tough, but they should be able to get it done. Stopping the powerful All Blacks back line could be too much for Australia.
We also like Caleb Clarke to score a try ($2.10). He is a star in the making and he had his way with Australia at Eden Park, so ANZ Stadium should play into his hands.
Overall, the All Blacks should come away with yet another Bledisloe Cup victory. Australia are making inroads, but class should prevail on Saturday.
Tip: All Blacks –10.5 ($1.90) – Bet @ Sportsbet
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