“The British Lions is just around the corner now with the first test against New Zealand taking place on the 24th of June! The squad has been selected now with a couple of key names being left out. But can Warren Gatland and win in New Zealand with the squad at his disposal? I’ll go through some of the stand out British Lions odds.” JJ
New Zealand To Win The Series @ 2/7 – BET HERE
It can come as a surprise to no one that The All-Blacks come into the series as heavy, heavy favourites. New Zealand are near impossible to beat at the best of times let alone two out of three times when they’re in their own backyard and you have a squad of players that barely know each other.
What’s more, The Lions first played against New Zealand in 1904 and from then until now, they’ve won one test series - in 1971!
They come into the season off the back off two World Cup wins and a world record winning streak thrown in there for good measure.
On top of that, they’ve been named world team of the year 10 times since the competition was created in 2001 and went through the Rugby Championship unbeaten in 2016, picking up a bonus point in every match. So yes, they’re going to be tough to beat.
British Lions To Win The Series @ 7/2 – BET HERE?
The Lions come into the tour as massive underdogs and of course have to play plenty more games than New Zealand before they even get to the main tests.
However, there is reason to be optimistic with England transformed under Eddie Jones; equalling the record for most consecutive wins.
Also, The All Blacks showed us they can in fact be beaten as that’s just what Ireland did last Autumn when beating them 40-29; their first win in 29 attempts.
Sam Warburton already knows what it’s like to be a winning captain of a Lions team and he sits on the helm once more and squad has strength in depth and there is a clear emphasis on power on the wings and in midfield.
This is possibly the best Lions squad assembled in a while but will they be good enough to take it to New Zealand in their own back yard?