Tip Ireland - New Zealand
I'm not sure what the weather forecast is for this game but will lightning strike twice? It might if Ireland manage to get another win over New Zealand when they meet this week. This year has seen the All-Blacks in dominant form and they walked the Rugby Union Championship earning more points than South Africa, Australia and Argentina put together. Then they met Ireland in a game held in the USA and were beaten. Can Ireland repeat that win now the two sides face off again. Earlier this year Ireland had a good win over South Africa and were then soundly beaten in subsequent games. Hell hath no fury like an All-Black scorned and they will be even more up for this game than normal. This time Ireland are at home but New Zealand are the ones to back here on a rather conservative -12.5 handicap.
Key points Ireland - New Zealand
New Zealand had won 18 games in a row before that loss to Ireland.
The recent win is the only time Ireland have ever beaten New Zealand.
New Zealand dominated the recent Rugby Championship winning all six games.
Conclusion Ireland - New Zealand
Ireland had that historic win over New Zealand earlier this month, can they repeat it? The All-Blacks will be desperate to set the record straight and can be backed to win this game on a -12.5 handicap.
Ireland New Zealand Prediction published on November 21, 2016