New Zealand v Italy Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips - RWC '23

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TournamentRugby World Cup 2023
Timetable8.00 PM - 29 Sep 23
PredictionNew Zealand to win!
OddsNew Zealand to Win @ 1.02
New Zealand to win!
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Match prediction 27 of 48 of our Rugby World Cup 2023 betting series.

Steven's prediction accuracy 2023: ✔️ 84.48%.

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Friday's first game will be in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup with New Zealand v Italy. The action will kick off at 8 p.m. at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Matthew Carley will be the man in charge of this one, and he will have a hand from Nic Berry and Christophe Ridley on the touchlines. Manning the TMO bunker will be Brett Cronan.

The two sides are no strangers to each other, given they have been in the same Rugby World Cup pool in five times out of the eight tournaments and have met on the pitch a total of 15 times. Italian rugby fans, look away, because in that time, the All Blacks have won every single encounter, including a 47-9 thrashing in the last head-to-head. History has a firm favourite for this encounter, but can the Europeans put together an unprecedented piece of drama that sends shockwaves across the rugby world? Let's take a look with my New Zealand v Italy prediction.

💯 New Zealand v Italy Betting Odds Rugby World Cup

To reinterpret a line from Australian rock band AC/DC, if you want odds, you've got it. Check out the full selection from my top rugby bookmakers in the sections following.

🥇 New Zealand v Italy Match Winner Odds

I doubt the match winner odds are going to get many punters excited, but you can see the full range of options below.

Team
New Zealand1.021.0091.021.021.02
Draw101.0050.0034.0051.0051.00
Italy15.0015.0029.0017.0017.00

➕ New Zealand v Italy Handicap 3-Way Odds

For those that fancy a bet on New Zealand v Italy but suspect this game will be a whitewash, the handicap odds could be worth greater consideration. See details below.

Team
New Zealand
(0-28)
1.91----
New Zealand
(0-26)
-1.841.831.901.90
Draw
(0-28)
19.00----
Draw
(0-26)
-28.0031.0026.0026.00
Italy
(0-28)
1.91----
Italy
(0-26)
-1.951.901.901.90

🏮 New Zealand v Italy Asian Handicap Odds

For those looking for shorter or longer handicap margins, you are in luck with the Asian handicap betting market. The table below has all of the information you may need.

Team
New Zealand
(-38.5)
-4.30---
New Zealand
(-32.5)
-2.702.75--
New Zealand
(-26.5)
-1.851.85--
New Zealand
(-25.5)
---1.851.85
New Zealand
(-20.5)
-1.411.44--
New Zealand
(-14.5)
-1.181.18--
Italy
(+38.5)
-1.18---
Italy
(+32.5)
-1.411.44--
Italy
(+26.5)
-1.851.85--
Italy
(+25.5)
---1.951.95
Italy
(+20.5)
-2.702.75--
Italy
(+14.5)
-4.304.50--

Odds are accurate as of time of writing. Odds are subject to change. Please visit each bookmaker's respective website for the latest offers.

🔍 New Zealand v Italy Winner Prediction

Fans and rugby pundits alike will already have some kind of feeling at the potential winner of this match, but are there any factors which may show that the actual case may be different?

The world rankings place New Zealand in fourth and Italy in 12th, so it would appear that our first indicator sides no differently than with the general opinion.

Form in the Rugby World Cup tells a different tale, however. The All Blacks have thus far played two matches in the group, against France and against Namibia, losing their first, 27-13 and drubbing their second opposition, 71-3. Italy, meanwhile, have won both of their matches, against Namibia in the first round and against Uruguay in their last match, coming up trumps 52-8 and 38-17 respectively. An argument could be made about the class of Italy's opponents in both of those games, but it still must be said that they are in good form.

As this is a must-win match for both teams, I imagine that New Zealand will be giving no quarter to their counterparts and will throw all of their strength at Italy in order to bowl them over. We've heard already that New Zealand are looking to field their first team in this one, so Italy, beware! Having said that, the Europeans will be no push-overs, but I can not conceive them weathering the maelstrom that the Kiwis will bring. Due to this, I think the All Blacks will take this home by 35 points.

My New Zealand v Italy winner prediction: New Zealand to win!

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✔️ New Zealand v Italy Betting Tips

1️⃣ Match Winner: New Zealand to Win

I suppose it could be worse, perhaps at 1.01, but odds of New Zealand to win at 1.02 at Betway are still dismal for me. Let's move on.

2️⃣ Handicap Winner: New Zealand to Win (-32.5)

Here is the market that intrigues me the most. As I think the All Blacks are going to hand out a 35-point pasting, I am strongly tempted by New Zealand to win (-32.5) at 2.75 at Betway. That is almost three times your money returned if the All Blacks do the business, but beware! The Italians don't even have to win or be close for you to lose your bet - even a 32-point loss would spoil your day, so be very careful about what you are willing to bet.

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📰 Rugby World Cup News for New Zealand v Italy

Discover the latest news for both teams ahead of New Zealand v Italy.

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📺 Previous New Zealand v Italy Highlights

For highlights from Italy v New Zealand in the last match they played, check out the video below.

⚡ RWC New Zealand v Italy Prediction Overview

1️⃣ When is New Zealand v Italy kick-off?

Kick-off for New Zealand v Italy will be 8.00 p.m. IST on Friday, the 29th of September 2023. The match will be played at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu.


2️⃣ Who is my New Zealand v Italy winner?

I believe that New Zealand will win this Rugby World Cup Pool A match by 35 points.


3️⃣ What are some New Zealand v Italy betting tips?

Out of the most popular rugby betting markets for New Zealand v Italy, I would offer the following betting tips:

  1. Match winner betting tip: New Zealand to win at 1.02 at Betway.
  2. Handicap betting tip: New Zealand to win (-32.5) at 2.75 at Betway.

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New Zealand to win!

✒️ Steven Brown - International Sports Writer and Tipster

This New Zealand v Italy prediction was written by Steven Brown. Steven is an internationally revered rugby coach and sports writer. Steven's technical knowledge of the game, built upon numerous coaching qualifications and experiences as a Director of Rugby for clubs in both hemispheres, make him invaluable to us at Betinireland.ie. Channelling his extensive experience and keen analysis, his predictions are able to provide insight into aspects of the game that regular fans and pundits may have otherwise missed. It is Steven's dedication to his prediction-writing that has, so far, made him one of the top rugby writers in Europe.

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