Afghanistan vs New Zealand Betting Tips 07/11/2021

November 7, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Afghanistan vs New Zealand Betting Tips 07/11/2021

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New Zealand

On any other day, in any other situation, this would have been a routine fixture for New Zealand, and they have been thinking the several different ways they could smash Afghanistan by.

But this time, the Kiwis have added pressure on them. This is virtually a quarter-final tie for them against a much weaker side but a side that has the ability and the tools to surprise.

The match will have a much, much larger audience than usual, and that is due to India and its audience’s interest in it. If New Zealand beat Afghanistan, it’s the end of the story and road for India in this World Cup, and their fixture the next day against Namibia would be rendered meaningless.

But if the Black Caps lose, it would keep the door open for India to thrash Namibia the next day and complete what had seemed impossible until a few days ago: qualify for the semi-finals despite losing both their opening matches by big margins.


Afghanistan do have talent, especially in their spin department, but let’s not kid ourselves. There is no way they should be able to beat a New Zealand side if all goes according to plan.

However, Afghan spinners Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have what it takes to make any plan go awry. The problem is that Rahman, the Robin to Rashid’s Batman, has been missing due to a mysterious injury no one knows of for the last two days.

Afghanistan faced a storm of allegations after their lopsided loss to India. But if they are to beat New Zealand now, then the backlash from those hatching conspiracy theories will be immense.

Their best chance will be to hope that the Abu Dhabi wicket is spin-friendly and Rahman can shake off whatever injury has had him sidelined.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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New Zealand are the favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has New Zealand priced at 1.39 and Afghanistan at 3.0. Betway has New Zealand available for 1.45 and Afghanistan for 2.75. Lastly, Dafabet has New Zealand priced at 1.46 and Afghanistan at 2.82.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: New Zealand to win @ 1.46

This is probably our heaviest chalk play of the entire tournament but we’re going to take the risk, for we are that certain that New Zealand would win this. Sure, their batting has some problems but they do still have Kane Williamson anchoring their innings, whereas their bowling has great pace as well as spin options. The Afghans’ pace unit is extremely weak. Therefore, in Kiwis we trust. The play and the odds have been sourced from Dafabet.

Tip: Best Bowler On Team New Zealand – Trent Boult @ 3.6

Afghan batsmen, especially their top order, do have the hitting ability but their technique is at times found a bit lacking. Against a world-class pacer such as Trent Boult, they will be tested, and if they show any signs of discomfort or naivety, Boult would pounce, which is our recommended play here. The odds have been sourced from 22Bet.


An upset can never be explained completely but barring that, if all goes according to plan, New Zealand’s greater experience and better skillset should see them win this one and go through to the final four.

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