Four Nations Tournament Final Odds: Australia vs. New Zealand Betting Preview

By OddsShark.com
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Published: November 16, 2016

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The Kangaroos have never looked in a better position to re-assert their dominance on world rugby league than in this weekend's Four Nations final at Anfield.

Having progressed through the group stage of the tournament without incident, with big wins over Scotland and England split by a 14-8 success over New Zealand, Australia go into the final as raging $1.25 favorites, according to website AustralianGambling.

While this is not yet a vintage Australian side, the quality of their opposition in the tournament has been questionable.

The Kiwis' best performance of the tournament came against the Kangaroos two weeks ago in Coventry, when they conceded a 10-0 start after 10 minutes but then largely outplayed them for the rest of the match, only to lose by six points.

But despite that gallantry, New Zealand go into this match as $4 outsiders, needing to re-produce the intensity of the second half of that match to be a genuine chance.

Outside of that 40 minutes, they have struggled. They fell over the line 17-16 against England and against Scotland last week went within a whisker of falling victim to one of the great sporting upsets.

The teams split the points 18-18, which was enough to earn the Kiwis a spot in the final, but not before Scotland took the lead with 10 minutes left. Centre Gerard Beale proved the hero with two late tries.

Coach David Kidwell will be pinning his hopes on the Kiwis lifting against their old foe Sunday. They can put their patchy tour behind them with a complete performance in the final.

The bookies are convinced otherwise with the shortest price with the addition of a margin, a 13+ point win for Australia at $2.10. For the Kangaroos to win by under 13 is $2.75 while a NZ win by that small margin is $5. An over 13-point win by the Kiwis is a $15 chance.

Australia have won all three clashes between the two this year, but New Zealand won the previous three.

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