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Handicap New Zealand -7

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Argentina vs New Zealand Prediction & Betting Tips - Rugby World Cup

 by Devesh Jaganath | in Rugby World Cup Predictions

The first semi-final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be an all-Southern Hemisphere clash as Argentina prepare to take on New Zealand on Friday evening. Twenty teams began the competition, and after six weeks of hard-hitting entertainment, just four remain. Only one of these sides will emerge victorious and will move on to face either England or the reigning champions South Africa in the grand final on Saturday, October 28, at Stade de France. Can the All Blacks claim their fourth world title, or will Los Pumas carve their name in Rugby World Cup history? 

You can also check out our full predictions for the second semi-final between England and South Africa on SportyTrader's World Cup betting tips page.

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The Best Betting Odds for Argentina v New Zealand Match

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Bet365
11 51 1.07
NetBet
10 50 1.08
1xbet
11.4 35 1.08
22bet
11.4 35 1.08
Betwinner
11.5 41 1.06
Melbet
11.5 41 1.06
Tonybet
10 35 1.06
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Argentina vs New Zealand Form

Argentina and New Zealand Last Matches

Argentina
Argentina Last matches
W L W W W W
Victories

5/6 (83%)

Draw

0/6 (0%)

Defeats

1/6 (17%)

14 Oct 2023 - Rugby World Cup

Wales
17 :  29
Argentina

8 Oct 2023 - Rugby World Cup

Japan
27 :  39
Argentina

30 Sep 2023 - Rugby World Cup

Argentina
59 :  5
Chile

22 Sep 2023 - Rugby World Cup

Argentina
19 :  10
Samoa

9 Sep 2023 - Rugby World Cup

England
27 :  10
Argentina

26 Aug 2023 - Test Matchs

Spain
3 :  62
Argentina
New Zealand
New Zealand Last matches
Victories

4/6 (67%)

Draw

0/6 (0%)

Defeats

2/6 (33%)

14 Oct 2023 - Rugby World Cup

Ireland
24 :  28
New Zealand

5 Oct 2023 - Rugby World Cup

New Zealand
73 :  0
Uruguay

29 Sep 2023 - Rugby World Cup

New Zealand
96 :  17
Italy

15 Sep 2023 - Rugby World Cup

New Zealand
71 :  3
Namibia

8 Sep 2023 - Rugby World Cup

France
27 :  13
New Zealand

25 Aug 2023 - Test Matchs

New Zealand
7 :  35
South Africa

Argentina against New Zealand : Head to Head (H2H)

8 Jul 2023 - The Rugby Championship

Argentina
12 :  41
New Zealand

Argentina - New Zealand: Form Analysis

Argentina were drawn into a favourable Pool D but, like their opponents, suffered a setback early by losing their first match of the competition 27-10 against England. However, they bounced back in the best way possible, winning their remaining three group-stage games to secure their place in the last eight. During that time, Los Pumas overcame Samoa 19-10 and went on to overpower Chile 59-5 before pulling off a crucial 39-27 win over Japan to finish on 14 points. The South Americans went into their quarter-final against Wales as huge underdogs but delivered an almighty effort to beat the Dragons 29-17 in Marseille last week. Still, they now set their sights on the New Zealanders, who have won 33 of the last 36 meetings between these sides. Los Pumas are not just underdogs in this match but are also the biggest outsiders to go on to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, according to the bookmakers. 

Meanwhile, New Zealand clinched their third successive Rugby Championship title earlier this year and are now looking to add the World Cup crown to their 2023 season. They beat this opponent fairly comfortably in the Rugby Championships by 41-12, which was their fifth win over Los Pumas in their last six meetings. Their loss to France in the tournament opener seemed to have been the turning point for Ian Foster’s side. Since then, they went on to thump Nambia 71-3, followed by a 96-17 mauling of Italy before capping off the group stage with a 73-0 victory over Uruguay. However, their undoubted best performance came in the quarter-final, when they took down the world number one Ireland 28-24 last weekend. With that, the All Blacks have all the momentum they could ask for and are strongly fancied to progress to the final.

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Players list

Argentina
Argentina
T. Lavanini G. Petti Pagadizabal M. Kremer L. Cinti F. Gomez Kodela G. Bertranou Gonzalez Juan Martin F. Isa J. Montoya M. Carreras T. Gallo E. Boffelli J. Mallia S. Carreras S. Chocobares
New Zealand
New Zealand
B. Barrett S. Barrett M. Telea S. Frizell S. Cane A. Savea R. Ioane E. de Groot A. Smith T. Lomax J. Barrett W. Jordan S. Whitelock C. Taylor R. Mo'unga

Substitutes

Argentina
Argentina
N. Sanchez M. Moroni E. Bello J. Sclavi R. Bruni A. Creevy L. Bazan Velez M. Alemanno
New Zealand
New Zealand
A. Lienert-Brown D. Mckenzie B. Retallick F. Christie T. Williams D. Papali'i S. Taukei'aho F. Newell

Argentina & New Zealand Squad Analysis

Los Pumas' starting lineup for the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand on Friday sees only one change made by Michael Cheika. Gonzalo Bertranou has been selected as the scrumhalf in place of Tomas Cubelli, who is not part of the matchday-23. The team will be led by hooker Julian Montoya, while Facundo Isa will reach the milestone of 50 international caps in this one. 

In the opposite dugout, Foster has opted for two changes to the side that overcame the Shamrocks last week. Mark Tele’a steps in for Leicester Fainga’anuku, and Sam Whitelock takes the place of Brodie Retallick for the All Blacks. Retallick finds a place on the bench, and Samisoni Taukei'aho replaces Dane Coles among the substitutes.

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Argentina - New Zealand Key Points

  1. New Zealand have won three of their last four games by over seven points
  2. New Zealand beat this opponent by over 25 points earlier this year
  3. New Zealand have won five of their last six matches against Argentina
  4. Argentina have lost five of their last six matches against New Zealand by a margin of seven or more points
  5. Argentina have been outscored 105-41 by New Zealand in their three previous Rugby World Cup meetings
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Our Argentina vs New Zealand Prediction

Many had written off the New Zealanders after losing to France in their first match, but the All Blacks have responded to their critics in some style since then. The three-time champions look destined to contest another final, and we fancy them to be too strong for Los Pumas in this one. Our Argentina vs New Zealand prediction: Handicap New Zealand -7. You 

Prediction :

Handicap New Zealand -7

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