Argentina vs New Zealand 2023 Rugby World Cup SF Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Argentina vs New Zealand 2023 Rugby World Cup SF Predictions, Odds, Picks and Betting Preview

Joel Reyes
updated at November 1, 2023 at 3:31 PM
  • Argentina defeated Wales in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup
  • New Zealand edged past Ireland in their World Cup quarter-final clash
  • The All Blacks are favourites to record the win over Argentina in the semis

New Zealand's quest to win their fourth Rugby World Cup title is still very much alive after recording an impressive win over Ireland on Saturday.

Next up for the All Blacks is a showdown with Argentina at Stade de France this coming Friday.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this mouth-watering matchup.

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The All Blacks perform the haka before their match against Ireland; Agustín Creevy of Argentina celebrates with his teammates after they scored a try against Wales. Images: Xavier Laine/Gaspafotos/MB Media.
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Argentina vs. New Zealand Betting Preview

Where: Stade de France

When: Friday, October 20 - 9:00 pm local time

Odds: Argentina (+16.5) vs. New Zealand (-16.5); total: 47.5 - view all lines

Betting on Argentina (+16.5)

Argentina recorded a major shock on Saturday, beating Pool C winners, Wales 29-17 in their quarter-final clash.

Things looked bleak for Los Pumas in the early going with the Welsh building a 10-point lead, per the BBC. Argentina battled back, though, with Emiliano Boffelli giving them the lead after scoring four penalties.

Argentina's victory swung on a controversial decision during the second half by English referee, Karl Dickson with Wales leading 17-12 at that stage.

Argentina lock, Guido Petti caught the head of Wales centre, Nick Tompkins with his shoulder at a ruck. Dickson decided not to penalise Petti, deeming his action legal.

The Pumas took full advantage, with Joel Sclavi scoring a try to give Argentina a 19-17 lead. Sanchez sealed the win for the South Americans, intercepting a pass from Sam Costelow to sprint away and score another try.

With the win, Argentina booked a spot in the World Cup semis for the third time in their history. The last time they reached this stage of the competition was back in 2015.

Los Pumas have won just twice against New Zealand in their past test meetings. Their last victory against the All Blacks came in August 2022, with Argentina recording a stunning 25-18 win at Christchurch.

Betting on New Zealand (-16.5)

The All Blacks are peaking at exactly the right time.

They have won four games in a row since losing their tournament opener against France, with their latest victory coming against Ireland in the quarter-finals.

The odds were stacked against New Zealand in this matchup with Ireland being the world's top-ranked team and the owners of a 17-match winning streak, per The Guardian.

However, experience counts in this stage of the competition, with the All Blacks having won the World Cup three times in their history.

They knocked out Ireland in the quarters for the second tournament running, but this year's matchup was much tighter compared to their meeting four years ago.

New Zealand raced to a 22-0 lead by half-time in their quarter-final showdown against Ireland back in 2019. The All Blacks faced a tougher test this time around, with Ireland trailing by just one point heading into the second half.

New Zealand took control in the second half, outscoring Ireland 10-7 to record a 28-24 win and arrange a semis clash with Argentina. Their tries came through Leicester Fainga'anuku, Ardie Savea, and Will Jordan.

The All Blacks will fancy their chances of reaching another World Cup final as they have fared extremely well against Argentina in their past matchups.

New Zealand have won 33 of their past 36 Test meetings with Argentina, including five of their last six matches.

Writer's Prediction

New Zealand (-16.5) win and cover the spread against Argentina (all odds courtesy of 1XBet).

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England vs. South Africa Betting Preview

Sports Brief also previewed the Rugby World Cup match between England and South Africa.

The Springboks are coming off a narrow 29-28 victory over France in the quarter-finals.

South Africa will next face England, who recorded a 30-24 win over Fiji in their last match.

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Joel Reyes
Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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