British Lions

All Blacks big Test series decider favourites

2017-07-04 12:00
Steve Hansen (Getty)

Cape Town - Despite their shock second Test defeat in Wellington, the All Blacks are overwhelming favourites to win the third and final Test against the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, if bookmakers are to be believed...

WATCH: Sonny Bill sees red over shoulder charge

The Lions were surprise 24-21 winners of the match at the Westpac Stadium last Saturday, helped in no small manner by the 25th minute red card issued to New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams.

However, despite their opponents being down to 14 men for a full 55 minutes, the Lions struggled to gain any sort of advantage and had to rely on a controversial late penalty to eke out a narrow three-point win.

Leading SA bookies Sportingbet have installed the All Blacks as 1/5 favourites for the series decider in Auckland, the same venue at which the All Blacks won the opening Test, 30-15.

The Lions can be backed at 7/2 while the draw is on offer at 22/1.

Handicap-wise, the All Blacks are 12-point favourites at 10/11.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Vote

How will the three-Test series between the world champion All Blacks and British & Irish Lions pan out?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.