09-02-2024 Daily Predictions U20 Six Nations Championships Scotland U20 vs France U20

Scotland U20 vs France U20

Scotland U20 play host to France U20 in this second-round encounter in the U20 Six Nations Championships. Both teams had agonizing losses in their opening round matches as Scotland fell to late scores by Wales. The visitors started their opening match as favourites against Ireland but constantly played catch up in the game before two late penalties by Jack Murphy secured the win for the two-time defending champions. Scotland will be looking for their first ever win over the U20 World Champions, having lost all nine previous encounters.

TIP: The French management have made drastic changes to the team following their disappointing home defeat by dropping as many as eight players. The new players will be determined to perform against a Scottish side that has struggled in the competition in recent years. The home team have made just two changes to the team that narrowly lost to Wales. Both changes are injury enforced, meaning they will miss the services of their impressive number eight Tom Currie. The bookies have France as favorites and I’m also tipping them for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.14, Gbets 1.13 and Hollywoodbets 1.13


Scotland U20 vs France U20

  • France have never lost to Scotland in their previous nine matches.

Latest results for both teams

Scotland lost 37-29 to Wales in their last match while France lost 37-31 to Ireland in their last match.


There will be a massive contrast in playing style between the sides as the home team will rely on a solid kicking game while the visitors are not afraid to run the ball from anywhere on the field. It remains to be seen how the continuity of the French team will be affected after the wholesale changes. This will be an excellent opportunity for the young Scots to attack the visitors who will need to time to adjust to the changes. The home team will need a complete 80 minute performance if they are to cause a major upset. I am predicting a French win by 16 points.  

Probable Starting XVs

Scotland U20

15. Fergus Watson, 14. Kerr Johnston, 13. Geordie Gwynn, 12. Kerr Yule, 11. Amena Caqusua, 10. Isaac Coates, 9. Murdoch Lock; 1. Robbie Deans, 2. Elliot Young, 3. Ollie Blyth-Lafferty, 4. Theo Currie, 5. Ruaraidh Hart, 6. Liam McConnell (c), 7. Freddy Douglas, 8. Jonny Morris

France U20

15. Xan Mousques, 14. Maxence Biasotto, 13. Fabien Brau-Boirie, 12. Robin Taccola, 11. Hoani Bosmorin, 10. Axel Despérès, 9. Thomas Souverbie; 1. Zinedine Aouad, 2. Léo Chauvin, 3. Zaccharie Affane, 4. Corentin Mézou, 5. Antonin Corso, 6. Patrick Tuifua, 7. Joé Quere Karaba, 8. Mathis Castro-Ferreira (c)

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the France victory are as follows:

Betway 1.14

Gbets 1.13

Hollywoodbets 1.13

Odds comparison on the France handicap:

The complete odds on the France handicap:

Betway 1.90 (-13.5)

Gbets 1.90 (-13.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.90 (-13.5)         

Predictions and Odds in details

There are poor odds on the France outright win therefore we suggest backing the away team on the handicap for better odds. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (-13.5), Gbets 1.90 (-13.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.90 (-13.5)   

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