Wales vs Scotland
Wales welcomes Scotland to the Principality Stadium for this second round clash in the Guinness Six Nations. The hosts are smarting from a 29-7 drubbing they received against Ireland in the opening round. They need a response as they meekly surrendered to the Green machine. Wales have been decimated with injuries but need their replacements to show that Dragon’s fire. The home team needs an improvement on their recent form as they have only won two of their last seven matches. Defeat for the champions in this match will could see their title defense end after just two rounds.
TIP: The short format of this tournament ensures any team losing two matches are almost certainly out of the title race. The Welsh have a proud home record against Scotland and have not lost at home to the Scottish since 2002. Scotland started this season’s competition from where they left of last season. Last season’s final match saw them score a shock victory away to France and again this year they caused an upset and beat England in the first match. The bookies have the Scotland as slight favourites but I tip Wales for the upset win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting 2.30, Playabets 2.23 and Sunbet 2.07
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Wales vs Scotland
- Wales have won four of their last five matches against Scotland.
- Wales have won their last nine home matches against Scotland.
- Scotland last won in Wales back in 2002.
Latest results for both teams
Wales lost their last match 29-7 to Ireland while Scotland beat England 20-17 in their last match.
Wales will be facing a wounded Welsh team and can expect a backlash from the home team. Scotland come into this match in great form having only lost once in their last seven matches with that loss coming against the Springboks. They will be desperate to break their two decade long drought win at Murrayfield. Wales at home are a different beast as a full home will provide them with all the energy they need. The man Wales need to step up is Dan Biggar. If he has a great game then I predict Wales to win by 6 points.
- Probable Starting XVs
15 Liam Williams, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Josh Adams, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Louis Rees-Zammit, 10 Dan Biggar (captain), 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ellis Jenkins, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Wyn Jones
15 Stuart Hogg (captain), 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Matt Fagerson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Jonny Gray, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 George Turner, 1 Rory Sutherland.
Odds for this bet
The best odds on the Wales victory are as follows:
Odds comparison on the Wales handicap :
The complete odds on the Wales handicap:
Worldsportsbetting (+1.5) 1.95
Sunbet (+1.5) 1.88
Playabets (+1.5) 1.88
Predictions and Odds in details
The Welsh team were literally blown away by the physicality of Ireland in the first match and if they are to cause an upset then their forwards need to have a bigger impact. The Welsh team have a star studded backline that includes Lions players Liam Williams, Josh Adams and Louis Rees-Zammit. Scotland as always will look to Finn Russell to guide them to victory. There are great odds on the Wales upset win but if you are looking for a safety bet then I suggest Wales on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Worldsportsbetting (+1.5) 1.95, Sunbet (+1.5) 1.88 and Playabets (+1.5) 1.88
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