New Zealand vs Ireland 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Odds And Preview
New Zealand and Ireland are geographically far from each other, but the great sport of Rugby will put the two nations on the same field this coming Saturday. Who wins this New Zealand vs. Ireland Rugby World Cup 2019 quarterfinals matchup? Nitrogen Sports Blog takes a look at the matchup in this preview.
New Zealand vs Ireland 2019 Rugby World Cup game preview
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo
Game Odds: New Zealand (-12.5) vs Ireland (12.5)
What to know about New Zealand
New Zealand are undefeated in the World Cup in a run that stretches back to 2007. The All Blacks are clear favorites against Ireland, although they have lost two of their last three meetings against the latter.
It’ll count for little when the pressure is on, and they also have the talents of Beauden Barrett just in case Ireland manages to rise to the occasion.
A match between the two top-rated teams in the world is always worth watching, and it could go either way. Will New Zealand vs. Ireland Rugby World Cup 2019 matchup bring the expected result for the All Blacks?
What to know about Ireland
Ireland succumbed to a shock loss at the hands of Japan in the group stage, and finished second in their pool. They won the Six Nations in 2018, but they’ve failed to live up to their reputation after briefly being ranked first in the world.
A win against New Zealand would open a clear path to the final, but it’s a big ask despite their good form in recent years. After all, it’s tough to prepare to beat a side aiming for a third successive World Cup win.
Ireland have also lost centre Bundee Aki who was suspended for three weeks after being sent off for a high tackle against Samoa, further weakening their chances. Still, the Irish side will be looking to pull off an upset in this New Zealand vs. Ireland Rugby World Cup 2019 meeting.
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