Despite losing their last five matches, Wales flanker Sam Warburton insists the Six Nations champions can defy the odds and beat the All Blacks in Cardiff on Saturday.
Wales will be boosted by the return of head coach Warren Gatland, who is back after missing the three-Test tour to Australia and the recent matches against Argentina and Samoa through injuries to his feet.
New Zealand's former Wales coach Steve Hansen has vowed to pick his strongest side while Wales have struggled to field their best XV as several players are sidelined with injuries.
Prop Adam Jones (knee), flankers Dan Lydiate (broken ankle), Rob McCusker (ankle) and Josh Turnbull (knee), centre Jonathan Davies (groin), locks Alun Wyn Jones and Ian Evans (both shoulder), hookers Matthew Rees (calf) and Richard Hibbard (shoulder) plus fly-half Dan Biggar (shoulder, head and leg) are all on casualty list.
But regular skipper Warburton, who was dropped for Wales' 26-19 defeat to Samoa last weekend, believes they can turn things around and surprise the world champions.
"There's every chance we can win next Saturday - I definitely believe that," he told Walesonline
"We have got the side to do it, we have shown it in the past."
When asked if he was serious Warburton replied: "Of course, yes, definitely. You have to believe in every game you go into, but whether people think that's realistic or not is up to them.
"I have approached every game believing we can win it.
"I guess there's no pressure on us now because nobody will expect anything next Saturday.
"It's a game which I will always look forward to, playing the All Blacks at home. That's why it's sold out.
"We're going see who turns up on the day. That's sport, that's why there's underdogs and why underdogs can beat the favourites. If it was predictable nobody would watch it."
The 24-year-old urged his fellow players to remember the way they played when they reached the semi-final at last year's World Cup in New Zealand and earlier this year during their Six Nations triumph.
"Players in the side aren't going to forget the way we played back at the World Cup, in the Six Nations and in the summer," he explained.
"That doesn't just go with a flick of the fingers. It's still the same players, it's not as if it's a new squad or we've brought new guys in.
"We have to remember the way we played not too long ago and then do it again.
"It's there (the ability). We're just going through a rough patch at the moment. But I'm more than confident it will come back.
"As long as we stay positive we can pull it out of the bag. We have got to keep working hard."