Rugby World Cup Bronze Final Match Preview & Top Tips

Russ Yershon

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:10 AM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 10:10 AM UTC

New Zealand to secure 3rd place with win against spirited Wales
<div><h2>New Zealand v Wales – Bronze Final Match</h2><p><strong>Friday 1st November 2019</strong></p><p>Both New Zealand and Wales will be reeling after semi-final heart ache in the rugby world cup, but have a chance to end the tournament on a slight high with a win to secure bronze medal.</p><p>Let’s start with New Zealand, who got out fought, out muscled and out skilled by an England side who took the game to New Zealand from the first minute. The All Blacks were stung by a 1st minute try by England and could never regain any momentum in the game and struggled to break England down.</p><p>With a try mid-way through the 2nd half thanks to an error from an England line out, New Zealand didn’t offer much from their back line and weren’t at their very best, which enabled England to come out on top.</p><p>After a 46-14 victory over Ireland in the quarter-finals, New Zealand were fancied to make it to yet another rugby world cup final, but what lay in store for them in the semi-final was a hungry and fearless England team.</p><p>For Wales, after just beating France in the quarter-finals, many fancied they had run out of steam, but they fought back well against an average looking South Africa team to tie the match at 16-16 with under 5 minutes left.</p><p>Then, they conceded a penalty which Pollard calmly converted to crush the Welsh hearts.</p><p>In a scrappy match, neither team showed outstanding rugby and although never ahead, Wales were always in the game and game back well after falling 9-3 and then 16-9 down to tie the match in the last ten minutes.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2019/10/GettyImages-1178428175.jpg" style="width:630px;height:417px" /></p><p>Wales have played some tough rugby during this tournament topping their group and beating Australia in process. They then showed huge courage to beat France, but didn’t have enough to make it to their first world cup final.</p><p>Onto the bronze final match and it’s the last match for both New Zealand and Wales’ coaches so they will both want to bow out in style.</p><p>Looking at the odds on the match, the handicap points spread has Wales + 19 pts at 2.0 (Evens) and this is our top pick for the match. Wales won’t want to send their coach out with a big loss and can keep the match within the handicap points spread.</p><p>They’ve played some resilient rugby all tournament and they can show this against New Zealand to restrict All Blacks from a big win. The class of New Zealand should show and they can secure the bronze medal, but not win by a big margin.</p><p><strong>Best Tip: Wales (+19pts) on handicap spread to beat New Zealand at 2.0 (Evens) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></strong></p></div>
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