The All Blacks go from 6/5 to odds-on after demolishing the French, with Australia 3/1 on the outright
New Zealand were supposedly unconvincing for the majority of their pool matches, although the All Blacks produced a performance of the highest order on Saturday night and the bookies have slashed their odds on World Cup glory.
BetVictor now offer a best price 8/13 about New Zealand retaining the William Webb Ellis Trophy, with France powerless to prevent the Kiwis running multiple tries over the line at the weekend.
NZ now face South Africa in the semi-finals and a BetVictor spokesman admitted that bookmakers will be cheering on the Springboks.
“New Zealand are easily our worst result on the outright” he told bookies.com. “The All Blacks were heavily punted before the World Cup started and that win over France means customers have been happy to back them at odds-on”.
Australia are 3/1 after a last-gasp win over Scotland, with bet365 happy to take on a Wallabies side who could come unstuck against Argentina when the pair clash in the semi-finals.
The Pumas are a 16/1 shout with BetVictor despite an impressive win over Ireland which saw the South America side come out of the traps flying and also end the match with a flourish.
Meanwhile, South Africa are 7/1 after a tight win over Wales which resulted in no northern hemisphere sides lining up in the last four of the competition.
Coral offer a best price 3/4 that we see a New Zealand v Australia final on Saturday week, with a NZ v Argentina contest available at 3/1 with bet365 and that could be where the value lies.
All odds were correct at time of posting.