Following today’s British & Irish Lions squad announcement Paddy Power have installed New Zealand as the overwhelming 1/5 favourites to win the series in the summer.
The 41-man touring party was named today and there was a few shocks to say the least, but question remains can they humble New Zealand?
Not if the markets are to be believed it seems…
And here it is, your class of 2017 #AllForOne
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) April 19, 2017
The likes of England captain Dylan Hartley, lock Joe Launchbury and Ireland’s Donnacha Ryan have all been left out of the initial squad. Meanwhile, the whole of Scottish rugby is up-in-arm as the country only has two representatives on the panel.
The Lions have only beaten the All-Blacks once in 11 attempts, that coming all the way back in 1971 and New Zealand come in as big 10/11 favourites to land a 3-0 series whitewash.
Elsewhere, our traders don’t fancy the Lions to leave New Zealand unscratched, making it a massive 150/1 for them to win all 10 tour games.
Lions Tour Winner
1/5 New Zealand
7/2 British and Irish Lions
3/10 New Zealand
13/5 British and Irish Lions
Series Correct Score
10/11 New Zealand 3-0
2/1 New Zealand 2-1
9/2 British and Irish Lions 2-1
25/1 British and Irish Lions 3-0
10/1 Any other result