New Zealand vs China Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 26/03/2023

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Exclusive New Zealand vs China Prediction & Betting Tips

The rematch between New Zealand and China that is scheduled for the 26th of March will be held at Wellington Regional Stadium and we anticipate another tight clash. Stay tuned to get top New Zealand vs China betting tips this week!

Under 2.5 Goals

If you are to look at New Zealand’s last few games, you’d be discouraged from listening to our New Zealand vs China prediction. But who did Darren Bazeley’s boys defeat? New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, and Fiji.

The only recent game that counts is the 0-1 loss against Costa Rica – an equal rival.

And the head-to-head data is also in favor of this New Zealand vs China prediction as seven of the last 10 matches between the two sides ended with two or fewer goals.

Furthermore, the last game between theh two teams was played only a couple of days ago and it ended in a bore 0-0 tie.

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New Zealand to Win

Our second New Zealand vs China prediction is in favor of the Kiwis winning on Sunday. The most common result in this rivalry may be the 1-1 tie but over the past few years, New Zealand really improved drastically while the same could not be said about China.

Sure, coach Darren Bazeley’s boys got pipped 0-1 by Costa Rica in the play-off match for a spot in the World Cup but that was a lucky win for Kaylor Navas and his teammates.

After all, with three times as many shots at target and a whopping 66% possession, New Zealand were the better of the two teams on the pitch.

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Key New Zealand vs China Odds & Head-to-Head Statistics

Now that you’re familiarized with our most essential New Zealand vs China predictions, we advise you to give the odds section a thorough read. Ladbrokes have prepared some very good deals that you shouldn’t miss out on!

New Zealand odds: 83/100 (1.83) – 49.0%

Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 29.0%

China odds: 13/4 (4.25) – 22.0%

Similar to the first game between the two clubs, New Zealand are the bookies’ favorites at 83/100 (1.83). They have a massive 49.0% chance of getting a win over China whose odds stand at 13/4 (4.25). Tempting as they might be, we highly advise you to listen to our top New Zealand vs China predictions this week as we don’t anticipate a surprise at Wellington Regional Stadium.

New Zealand vs China Lineups & Team News

New Zealand

With Wellington Phoenix’s Oliver Sail in the starting XI for New Zealand, the Kiwis stand a very decent chance of brushing China aside. Over the past few months, we’ve seen some big victories for New Zealand. True, most of them were against irrelevant teams such as New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands but 12 goals in these two matches is still an impressive feat to have and one that makes our New Zealand vs China predictions even more secure.

Predicted lineup – Sail (GK), Pijnaker, Reid, Tuiloma, Bell, Lewis, Cacace, Kirwan, Garbett, Wood & Greive


One of China’s last games was a fierce duel against Hong Kong. And there weren’t plenty of positive signs for coach Aleksandar Jankovic’s side in that game. Not only did they get pipped 0-1 at Toyota Stadium but their performance was hardly impressive. With only two shots at target, China were never close to scoring.

Predicted lineup – Han (GK), Browning, Zhu, Wu, He, Jiang, Dai, Xu, Chen, Tan & Fang

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Oliver Sail

Wellington Phoenix’s Oliver Sail will feel at home at Wellington Regional Stadium as he’s quite accustomed to the city. He’ll be certainly the one to watch on the 26th of March as the visitors will have a lot of issues gliding the ball past him. It’s no wonder why our New Zealand vs China betting tips favor the home team – Oliver Sail has been a delight for his club team as well. That’s why Wellington Phoenix have conceded only 33 goals in 21 matches so far this season.

Top Questions About These New Zealand vs China Predictions:

New Zealand vs China Prediction

  • Whom do the bookies favor? – They predict an effortless win for New Zealand.
  • What’s the venue for this game? – New Zealand vs China will be played at Wellington Regional Stadium on the 26th of March.
  • How many of the last 10 games between the two teams ended with under 2.5 goals? – A whopping 70% of the matches between New Zealand and China ended with two or fewer goals after 90 minutes of football.
  • Which bookmaker would you recommend? – We highly advise you to give Ladbrokes a chance this week.