It was a nasty November for Wales, but with December rolling around, there's a chance to draw a line under a disappointing month and build some momentum ahead of the defence of their RBS Six Nations title.
Australia come to the Millennium Stadium on Saturday for the final game of this year's Dove Men Series. Paddy Power, Official Betting Supplier of the Welsh Rugby Union, make the Wallabies the narrow favourites to win the match at odds of 4/7, but odds of Wales at 11/8 suggest victory is well within the hosts' grasp.
Paddy Power, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: "Wales are 10/11 with a +3 points handicap and I'm sure we'll have plenty of takers for that. In the second half against the All Blacks we saw the flickers of life and the match against Australia is a great chance to build on that."
"Bearing in mind the absentees prior to the match and the injuries suffered during it, that late rally is more significant than the world champions taking their foot off the gas. They actually drew the second half 10-10 and that's not a claim too many teams playing New Zealand can make over the last couple of years."
Warren Gatland's side are 23/10 to be winning at half time and full time on the double result betting.
Wales have a much better record against the All Blacks' southern hemisphere rivals down through the years. The agonisingly narrow defeats in the three-Test series in June were hard to take, but it showed that there's not much to separate the sides. With home advantage, Wales might be able to snatch a win over the tourists for the first time in five years and a spell of seven matches.
It's likely to be close. Recent history tells us that in the last six games between the two teams, the average winning margin has been slightly under five points.
Paddy Power explained: "All signs point towards another close game and I expect it to go down to the wire. Backing the Winning Margin of Wales to win by 1-5 points at 9/2 could be the way to go."
Wales are 10/11 to score the first try of the game and its 5/1 that the first score of the game is a Welsh try.
If a number 14 scores the first try in the match Paddy Power will refund all losing try scorer bets on that match.
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