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Lions Tour: Short Priced Favourites, New Zealand, Untouched Ahead Of First Test

New Zealand are red hot favourites to win the First Test against the British and Irish Lions. They are 1/4 with William Hill although 76% of all money placed on the match so far has been for the outsiders, the Lions at 10/3.

“New Zealand are red hot favourites but we are seeing plenty of cash for the Lions,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Whether this is patriotic cash or just the fact that the All Blacks are such a short price but we fully expect some large wagers on New Zealand before kick off on Saturday.”

British and Irish Lions vs New Zealand:

First Test: 1/4 New Zealand; 10/3 Lions; 22/1 draw

Series correct score:

New Zealand: 500/1 1-0; 22/1 2-0; 5/2 2-1; 8/13 3-0

Lions: 1000/1 1-0; 150/1 2-0; 13/2 2-1; 28/1 3-0

Series winner: 1/7 New Zealand; 9/2 Lions; 33/1 draw