New Zealand travel to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday for their last Autumn International series match. Find below our WALES v New Zealand betting preview with tips, predictions, best odds, lineups, free bets and no deposit bonuses!
WALES v NEW ZEALAND FREE BETTING PREVIEW Wales gave Australia a real fright a fortnight ago before being edged out 28-33, however the many changes made by Gatland for the Fiji encounter didn't pay off as his side laboured to an unimpressive 17-13 success.
Gatland has named a starting XV much closer to the one that narrowly lost out to Australia in the first autumn international. Leigh Halfpenny has returned from concussion to take over from Liam Williams at full-back. Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies also return from injuries, while Scott Williams and the under-fire Rhys Priestland – who missed the chance to impress against Fiji – have been completely dropped from the roster. Richard Hibbard is restored to the hooking berth, Jake Ball and Alun Wyn Jones return at lock and Paul James at prop.
The All Blacks have a 100 percent record on tour as they have recorded a convincing win over the USA and narrow victories over England and Scotland. The world champions will be determined to finish off in style against Wales. The only defeat that New Zealand have suffered in their last twenty five internationals came against South Africa back at the start of October in the Rugby Championships.
New Zealand have reverted to their first choice side after giving many of the squad a run-out last weekend. Players like Read, Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock. Aaron Smith, Sonny Bill Williams and Conrad Smith will all return to the starting XV. Of particular note, Richie McCaw will lead the All Blacks for the 100th time.
Wales have not beaten the Southern Hemisphere's powerhouses - New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - since 2008.The Welsh have now lost 25 of their 26 matches under Warren Gatland against Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. They came close to beating Australia two weeks ago.
WALES v NEW ZEALAND PREVIOUS RESULTS
- 2012: New Zealand won 33-10, Cardiff
- 2010: New Zealand won 37-25, Cardiff
- 2010: New Zealand won 29-10, Hamilton
- 2010: New Zealand won 42-9, Dunedin
- 2009: New Zealand won 19-12, Cardiff
- 2008: New Zealand won 29-9, Cardiff
WALES v NEW ZEALAND LINEUPS Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 George North, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paul James.
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Rhodri Jones, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Mike Phillips, 22 James Hook, 23 Liam Williams.
New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Charles Piutau, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Liam Messam, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Colin Slade, 23 Ryan Crotty.
WALES v NEW ZEALAND FREE BEST ODDS
|WALES|| 7..00 with||Bet £10, win £70.00|
|THE DRAW|| 34.00 with||Bet £10, win £340.00|
|NEW ZEALAND||1.14 with||Bet £10, win £11.40|
WALES v NEW ZEALAND FREE BETS & PROMOTIONS
- New Zealand 11-15 winning margin @ 6.00
- Sonny Bill Williams anytime tryscorer @ 3.75
- 2nd Half Highest Scoring Half @ 1.80
- Total tries over 4.5 @ 1.70
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