Rugby World Cup 2019 Bronze Final - Wales vs New Zealand 01.11.2019

New Zealand face Wales for 3rd place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The game takes place on Friday night (local time) at the Tokyo Stadium in Chōfu, Japan.

The All Blacks were the two-time defending champions and favourites to win it yet again but lost out 19-7 to an excellent performance by England in the semi-final.

Wales were the underdogs in their semi-final against South Africa and were bitterly disappointed to narrowly lose out 19-16 late in the game. 

New Zealand are well ahead on the head-to-head stats with 31 wins with just 3 for Wales.

New Zealand vs Wales Prediction

After heartbreaking losses in the semis, there will be questions about the motivation of both sides going into this match. However these are two passionate rugby nations so there will be plenty of pride at stake here.

The Rugby World Cup odds have New Zealand as the favourites at just 1.10 with the draw on offer at 46.0 and a Wales victory available 9.00.

Wales have the added incentive that this will be the final game in charge for coach Warren Gatland after 12 years so perhaps backing Wales on the handicap +18pts is the way to go if you have any New Zealand v Wales free bets.