Argentina vs Scotland
Scotland will be playing to keep the series alive after they lost the first test. Argentina on the other hand would have been delighted to gain their first win over the Scots in six matches. The home team suffered a double loss when two of their most experienced players Pablo Matera and Nicolas Sanchez had to pull out of this match with injury. The Scotland side received a major boost when their star flanker Hamish Watson was declared fit to play in his 50th test match. The visitors will need to keep the ball in hand more often than they did in the first test if they are to win.
TIP: The Pumas will again look to get the edge of the Scottish side with their big forwards. Scotland have selected Hamish Watson and Rory Darge as the flankers and while they will lose a little in size they more than make for it in speed. Scotland will need their forwards to give them clean ball so that they can unleash their dangerous backline. The bookies have Argentina as favourites but I tip Scotland for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 3.00, Playabets 2.95 and Sunbet 2.90
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Argentina vs Scotland
- Scotland have won five of the last six matches against Argentina.
- Argentina have never beaten Scotland in consecutive matches.
Latest results for both teams
Argentina beat Scotland 26-18 in their last match.
The Scotland team has an incredibly dangerous back three of Rory Hutchinson, Darcy Graham and Duhan van der Merwe and will need to get the ball to them as much as possible. They kicked away too much possession in the first test and no doubt they would have addressed this ahead of the match. Argentina have a fairly inexperienced flyhalf in Santiago Carreras who is great in attack although his defence has some question marks. The Scotland forwards will be running at him all day and if he fails then the visitors will square the series. I predict a Scotland win by 5 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Rodrigo Bruni, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martín González, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julián Montoya (c), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
15 Rory Hutchinson, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Ben White, 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Rory Darge, 5 Grant Gilchrist (c), 4 Sam Skinner, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Dave Cherry, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Scotland victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Scotland handicap :
The complete odds on the Scotland handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+5.5) 1.91
Sunbet (+5.5) 1.89
Playabets (+5.5) 1.81
Predictions and Odds in details
These teams were evenly matched in the scrums in the first test but Scotland have made some changes to their front row and it remains to be seen if this will give them an edge. Both teams have strong rolling mauls but struggled to get the necessary rewards from it and they will hope to use it more as a weapon in this match. There are fantastic odds on the Scotland upset win but if you looking for a safer value bet then I suggest taking the away side on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+5.5) 1.91, Sunbet (+5.5) 1.89 and Playabets (+5.5) 1.81
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