Argentina will face New Zealand in the 2023 Rugby World Cup game in the semi-final.
Argentina are very likely to upset New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals on Friday.
The All Blacks have reached this level in every World Cup but one, and despite not being regarded as one of the top two or three countries heading into this tournament, they have found themselves heavily favored to reach the final after defeating Ireland.
While New Zealand’s quarter-final was an immediate classic, Argentina’s victory over Wales was more of an intriguing example of the pendulum swinging one way and then the other, as the Pumas came back from a slow start to qualify with two late tries.
Michael Cheika’s team, in only their third World Cup semi-final, are more than glad to embrace their unfancied slogan, alleging the powers that be are against them by delaying their trip to Paris.
All eyes will be on Ian Foster’s All Blacks to capitalize on their superb win over Ireland in pursuit of a fourth world title.
- Time: 8 PM BST
- Date: Friday, October 20, 2023
- Venue: Stade de France in Paris
- Live Stream: ITVX website and app
Argentina vs New Zealand H2H Record
The Pumas ended a long wait for their first-ever triumph in this match by winning 25-15 in 2020 and then repeated the feat in Christchurch last year.
Despite the fact that New Zealand won five games and lost two, Argentina will take heart from their victories.
Argentina wins: 2
New Zealand wins: 33
Argentina vs New Zealand Odds
Argentina to win: 17/2
New Zealand to win: 1/14
Draw (80 mins): 40/1
Where to watch Argentina vs New Zealand Rugby World Cup Match?
TV channel: In the United Kingdom, the game is shown live and free to air on ITV1, with coverage commencing at 7.30 p.m.
Live Stream: Fans may watch the quarter-final action live online on the ITVX website and app.
Argentina flanker Pablo Matera was sent home last week with a hamstring injury, and Facundo Isa took his place in the lineup that defeated Wales. Cheika has a mostly stable squad, with Tomas Cubelli and Gonzalo Bertranou vying for the starting scrum-half spot.
Mark Telea, who was dropped from the All Blacks’ quarter-final due to a breach of the squad’s disciplinary procedure, could be reintroduced. Foster has had a number of selection difficulties this tournament, with Damian McKenzie, Sam Whitelock, and Anton Lienert-Brown all being left on the bench the last time around.
Who Will Take The Victory?
The All Blacks, who were unfancied to beat the Northern Hemisphere’s emerging combination of France and Ireland, are now overwhelming favorites to reach a seventh World Cup final.
Argentina defeated a fairly average Wales side despite being second-best for much of Saturday’s encounter, and they will need to produce a truly extraordinary performance to qualify.
New Zealand will win by more than ten points.